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Help Make 2016 the Year of the Postcard

A year ago, I asked our readers to join me in helping keep the iconic form of travel correspondence from going the way of the mastodon with a call to action: Send us a postcard from wherever you are, at home or abroad. The first female Maldivian seaplane pilot sent in a card, as did a tugboat captain in Florida. A tween wrote us. So did a nonagenarian. Some senders used the postcard’s pocket-size blank space to celebrate what postcards meant to them personally. Here are some of my favorite stories.

The Best of Intelligent Travel

We publish new articles and stories all the time on Intelligent Travel, but there are a few that really got your attention last year. In case you missed them, here are the 15 most popular posts of 2015.

Vicarious Travel: 15 Great Holiday Books

My favorite present to receive is, 1) a trip somewhere or, barring that, a great book that gets me dreaming about a trip somewhere. If you have travel-mad bibliophiles on your holiday gift list, here are 15 fun and inspiring books to wrap up.

Twitter Chat: Best Winter Trips

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and that means one thing: planning your holiday and winter travels. Get the scoop on the best places to visit this season—and weigh in with your own tips and plans—by joining @NatGeoTravel for our next Twitter chat, on Thursday, December 3.

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.

Just Back: Amsterdam

National Geographic Traveler features editor Amy Alipio recently returned from a long weekend with her young daughter in Amsterdam. Here are some of the high points of her trip, in her own words.

River Cruising With Kids: Three Reasons to Go

A river ship doesn’t have the climbing walls, play zones, or indoor skydiving activities that filigree ocean-going ships, which isn’t surprising, given that the median age on a river cruise ship is 55. So what was my young daughter doing sailing the Rhine one recent spring afternoon? Playing shuffleboard on the sun deck. And having a great time.

@NatGeoTravel Staff Picks: Summer Festivals

In the mood to celebrate among the masses? There’s nothing quite like an outdoor festival to make the summer season seem official. Here are a few of the @NatGeoTravel team’s favorite open-air festivals to inspire your next trip.

Thursday Twitter Chat: #BestSpringTrips

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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.

Just Back: New York City

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National Geographic Traveler features editor Amy Alipio (on Twitter @amytravels and on Instagram @amyalipio) recently returned from a family trip to New York City to soak up the holiday glow. Here are some of the high points of her trip, in her own words.

Just Back: Shenandoah National Park

National Geographic Traveler features editor Amy Alipio (on Twitter @amytravels and on Instagram @amyalipio) recently returned from a family day trip at Shenandoah National Park, one of the crown jewels of America’s East Coast. Here are some of the high points of her trip, in her own words.

Thursday: ‘Best of the World’ Twitter Chat

Join @NatGeoTravel this Thursday for a live Twitter chat with Traveler features editor Amy Alipio (@amytravels), who will be revealing the magazine’s much anticipated Best of the World list for the first time. Find out National Geographic’s take on the 20 must-visit destinations of 2015—and add your own two cents about where travelers should set their sights in the new year by using #BestoftheWorld.