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There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in April.

Anne Elder “fell in love with France somewhere between Madeline and Moulin Rouge.” After studying abroad in Paris, the life-long Francophile migrated south and found a home in Aix-en-Provence, France. When she’s not helping students learn English as a teaching assistant, Anne spends her time keeping her blog up to date, working on the perfect bœuf bourguignon, or trying to blend in with…

Travel Lately—a roundup of the best new dispatches from the travel blogosphere—is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every other Wednesday. You can play, too. Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTravel and tag your favorite travel stories #NGTRadar to help us find the crème de la crème on the Web.

Julia Nowińska has lived just about everywhere—from the Netherlands to the United States—but this peripatetic journalist always finds her way back to her roots, and the place where she was born: Warsaw. As lead editor at “National Geographic Traveler Poland,” Julia ensures the magazine puts sustainable tourism front and center while continuing her life-long love affair with travel. Here’s a look at the world through her unique lens.

Ireland’s pub culture is often imitated, but rarely duplicated. Here are four taprooms across the United States that come close to being spot-on, where you can enjoy a pint (or more) along with some neighborhood bluster and brogue.

Kerry is the most westerly county in Ireland, with Brooklyn, New York, jokingly referred to as “the neighboring parish.” But its people don’t think of it as remote. For them, the rest of the world is to be pitied for being remote from Kerry. Here’s a brief primer on one of Ireland’s most idyllic counties.

National Geographic Traveler editor at large Christopher Elliott is the magazine’s consumer advocate and ombudsman. Over the past 15 years he has helped countless readers fix their trips. Here’s his latest advice.

Pa Teuruaa was born on Rarotonga, the largest and most populous island in the sprawling South Pacific archipelago known as the Cook Islands. Despite spending time in (relatively) nearby New Zealand, he couldn’t resist the pull of his ancestral home. Upon his return, Pa parlayed his twin passions for the island’s rugged interior and the healing power of plants into a career as a guide, leading his first nature trek in 1985. Here’s a look at the jewel of “the Cooks” through Pa’s unique lens.

Itching to get out and about after a long winter? Join @NatGeoTravel for our next Twitter chat on Thursday, March 19, from 1 to 2 p.m. EDT to get the scoop on the best places to visit this spring.

Nat Geo Travel just unveiled its list of this season’s best trips, so we asked our Nat Geo Travel Facebook fans to share spring break escapes that go beyond the warm-weather clichés. Here’s what they had to say.

Diana Orduna began her love affair with Geneva—a place she describes as “a huge melting pot of cultures, people, and international organizations”—three years ago. Soon after relocating from Mexico to the capital of Switzerland’s Romandy, or French-speaking, region, she started sharing her discoveries with the world on Spotted by Locals and on her own blog, LivinGeneva. Here are a few of Diana’s favorite things about her hometown of choice.

When spring fever strikes in the United States, only two things dominate: basketball brackets and easy getaways. Stoke your school spirit—and youthful energy—on a NCAA college visit. Because no matter what happens during March Madness, these towns always fire us up.