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Paris: Tossed But Not Sunk

The Age of Enlightenment. The City of Light. A place whose motto has been Fluctuat nec mergitur—Tossed but not sunk—since the Middle Ages.

Whatever the future holds, perhaps now is the time to go to Paris, if you’ve ever thought of going.

Twitter Chat: Where to Travel in 2016

Which 20 destinations received a coveted place on National Geographic Traveler’s “Best of the World” list this year? Be among the first to find out by joining @NatGeoTravel for a live Twitter chat on Thursday, November 19 at 1 p.m. ET.

Great Read: Unfettered Yorkshire

Part serene dream, part gothic scream—England’s northern countryside keeps road-trippers guessing.

The Best New Travel Books

There’s no need to book a ticket. These four new travel reads will transport you to faraway places, from Polynesia to Paris.

I Heart My City: Anne’s Chambéry, France

Few outside of France have heard of Chambéry, and those who have probably know it as a pit stop en route to their favorite Alpine ski stations. Washington, D.C. native Anne Donnelly (on Instagram @amdonn8) has the pleasure of living in this little medieval city in the mountains while she works as an English language teaching assistant in the…

The ‘Pearl’ of San Antonio

In every city I visit, I zero in on a place—usually a coffee shop or wine bar—that becomes my touchstone for finding the local rhythm. I’ll see the same regulars, order the same drink, and start to get an inkling of what it’s like to call that city home. In San Antonio, I found my sweet spot at Bakery…

Thursday Twitter Chat: Foodie Travel

Join Traveler contributing editor Andrew Nelson—and fellow foodies around the world—for @NatGeoTravel’s next Twitter chat at 1:30 p.m. EST on Thursday, November 12.

Surfing Sand in the Arabian Desert

Sandboarding may have been invented on California’s coastal dunes, but the sport reaches new adrenaline-packed heights on the rolling dunes of the Arabian Desert.

Spiritual Slumber Party: ‘Champing’ in England

Falling asleep in church has been frowned upon—until now. Thanks to the Churches Conservation Trust, four of England’s historic churches become hallowed hostels by night.

Finding the Perfect Balance in Texas Hill Country

It’s 7 a.m. in Austin when I pull into the parking lot at Stephen F. Austin High School with a dear friend, longtime local—and fellow travel writer—Becca Hensley. Our plan is to join the stream of people heading toward Lady Bird Lake on a soft dirt path that shadows the mighty Colorado River, which splits the Texas capital across the middle.

Instagram of the Month: Java’s Sulfur Volcano

Antoine Collas (@toinou1375) roams the globe with a camera in hand, and shares his travels with the world through Instagram. He brought himself—and his great photographic eye—to our attention by tagging this photo with #NatGeoTravelPic on Instagram. Here’s a peek at how Antoine got this winning shot in Java.

Just Back: Kauai, Hawaii

Nat Geo Travel producer Megan Heltzel Weiler recently tied the knot following a proposal in Paris last winter. To celebrate, she and her husband headed to Kauai for ten days of newly wedded bliss, fish tacos, and sunshine. Here are some of the highlights from Megan’s trip, in her own words.