Morocco is known for its diversity of traditions, religions, landscapes, and more—and I was determined to see it all. My conclusion at the end of a two-week, 2,000-mile binge on Moroccan culture and cuisine? Morocco is the ideal spring break destination for the curious traveler—and the perfect way for someone my age (16) to get an immersive introduction to the Arab world.
Travel literature. What is it? Memoirs detailing a life-changing trip to the Amazon, fiction that makes its setting a major character, nonfiction that asks its readers to consider a familiar destination in a new light—all of these fall under the travel literature umbrella. And personal preferences are just as varied. Here are a few favorites from Nat Geo Travel staffers.
There are people who, if dropped in the middle of the woods, would see nothing but the glory of the forest, the colors in the foliage, and the beauty of the ground beneath their feet. Cheryl Strayed I am not.
March 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of National Geographic’s cartographic division—which has created maps, globes, and atlases of the ocean floor, the night sky, and everywhere in between. Here are a few highlights from our map-making history.
I’ve been traveling to Miami for 15 years. In that time, it has changed dramatically, evolving from a spring break destination into one of America’s most sophisticated cities, with an incredible art scene, fantastic food, and a host of cool hotels. Anyone who visits Miami in winter has cursed the weather gods when a tropical weekend turns cloudy and chilly. But fear not. Take advantage of these days to explore beyond the beach scene. Here’s where to go.
In a world where the easiest route is usually the most popular, it’s no surprise that many vacationers limit their warm-weather winter getaways to the Caribbean’s more accessible islands—especially if they have kids in tow. And while the quick trip has its advantages, some of best destinations require more effort. Here are four to add to your list.