Travels on the Run: Charleston, South Carolina

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For freelance writer Barbara A. Noe, going on a run is the best way to get oriented in a new city, and a great way to take in the sights. So lace up your sneaks and read on to get Barbara’s tips on where to run in some of the world’s greatest places—and what to see along the way.

Dancing in the Streets: Peru’s Candelaria Festival

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During the pre-Hispanic period of the place we now call Peru, February was harvest time. Couple that with a desire to celebrate the city of Puno’s patron, the Virgin of Candelaria, and it’s time to dance in the streets—literally.

Insider’s Guide to Vilankulo, Mozambique

Mozambique’s shoreline, at 1,540 miles, is about the length of the U.S. west coast. The southern part of the coast—known for the seaside town of Vilankulo and Bazaruto Archipelago National Park—is a magnet for travelers seeking authentic (and affordable) adventure. Here’s how to optimize your time in this coastal paradise.

Celebrating a Century of Dada in Zurich

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Dada is art. Dada is anti-art. Dada is manifesto. Dada is jibberish. Dada is a costume so cumbersome one has to be carried when wearing it. Whatever Dada is, or isn’t, most agree it’s long dead. But not in Zurich, the avant-garde movement’s birthplace. Best known as an international banking hub, the city—Switzerland’s largest—has long turned a lukewarm shoulder to…

I Heart My City: Brock and Tangerine’s Doha

Husband-and-wife travel team Brock and Tangerine lived in Doha for nearly five years. It’s where the peripatetic couple (they’re on a mission to visit 100 countries and are more than halfway there) met, fell in love, and eventually married. Aside from their personal connection to the Qatari capital, they think the world should heart Doha, what they…

The Luxe List: 8 Places to Indulge Yourself in 2016

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If you’re looking to indulge yourself in 2016, here are eight destinations to add to your bucket list.

Ten Ways to Go Local in Greenville

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As Katie Knorovsky pointed out in a feature she wrote for Traveler magazine, the citizens of Greenville, in the northwest corner of South Carolina, are working hard to make Greenville “the most beautiful and livable city in America.” Here are ten ways to do like the locals do in this Southern belle.

@NatGeoTravel Staff Bucket List: 2016

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else. Here’s where we want to go in 2016 and why.

China’s Magical World of Ice and Snow

Wander among glittering castles and pagodas at the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, which takes place in January and February. The residents of China’s most northeastern province, bordering Siberian Russia, brighten the long, harsh winter by carving fantastical sculptures from blocks of ice pulled from the Songhua River to create a frigid fairyland of epic proportions.

Day Tripper: Paris, France

There’s plenty to see and do in Paris proper, bien sûr. But should you have the time—and initiative—to take your adventure a step further, you will discover amazing things within a beret’s throw of the French capital. Here are some of the best day trip destinations I’ve discovered through the years.

I Heart My City: Matilda’s Tirana, Albania

Though born in the coastal town of Vlorë, Albania, Matilda Karçanaj has lived in Tirana on and off since 2010. Having returned to the Albanian capital after completing advanced studies abroad, she now works for English-language newspaper Tirana Times and shares her insider intel about the city with the world as a blogger for Spotted by Locals. A passionate traveler, Matilda lives for exploring new countries,…

Budget Botswana: Four Great Adventures

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Botswana is renowned for delivering stand-out safari experiences and some of the most spectacular—and extravagant—ecolodges on Earth. Less well-known is the affordable side of exploring this iconic Southern African republic. Here are four unique adventures in Botswana that will have you coming back for more, without blowing your budget for the year.