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App Vs. Human: Tour Guide Edition

Can smartphone apps replace real-life tour guides? Sometimes.

Which National Park Should We Add to Our App?

Our National Parks by National Geographic iPad/iPhone app has been getting rave reviews from users all over the world, and just took top honors at the Apple Design Awards. In this free app, we showcased the 20 most popular national parks in the U.S. — from Joshua Tree to the Everglades and Acadia to Zion. Now we need your help to decide which ones we should add next.

The Radar: Norway’s Northern Lights, Where to Stage a Celebrity Run-In, Airline Apps You Should be Using Now

The Radar: Top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the Web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back on the blog for our roundups.

The Radar: How to Use a Digital Boarding Pass, Magical Travel Garment, Best U.S. Spa Sanctuaries

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The Radar: Top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the Web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back the next day for our daily roundup.

The Radar: Where to Ski With Wildlife, iPhone Photo Apps, Insiders’ Guide to Beirut

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The Radar: Top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the Web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back the next day for our daily roundup.

Travel Tech: Leaf Peeping App

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In search of the most vivid autumn leaves? You won’t miss out on this year’s colorful fall foliage thanks to the new Leaf Peepr app from Yankee magazine. The free app features a color-coded map of the U.S., with each color indicating the stage of the foliage: Green, Turning, Moderate, Peak, Fading, Gone. The map…

The Radar: Hot Air Balloon Rides, New iPhone 4S Features, Break Past Language Barriers

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The Radar: Top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the web #ngtradar. Check back the next day for our daily roundup.

The Radar: Musée d’Orsay’s New Wing, Get Through the Airport Faster, Inspiring Travel Apps

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The Radar: Top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the web #ngtradar. Check back the next day for our daily roundup.

Travel Tech: Shop Local

Let’s be honest. We’re all guilty of having purchased at least one tacky tourist souvenir during our travels. I bet you have an I ‘heart’ New York t-shirt, shot glass from Vegas, or Miami keychain buried somewhere in the back of your closet. Why is it, if our goal when traveling is to have authentic,…

Travel Tech: Snatch Last-Minute Hotel Deals with this App

It’s a familiar story. You show up to the airport to catch a flight home only to discover the flight has been canceled and you’re stranded for another day. The airport hotel looks unappealing and you don’t know anyone nearby with a couch to crash on. There are plenty of hotel booking sites out there,…

Artsy Travel Photos? There’s an App for That

By Ellen Barone Returning home with artistic travel photos once meant lugging along a few thousand dollars worth of camera equipment or hours spent on the computer in post-production processing. But then, came the iPhone. Now, from vintage to groovy, pop art to panoramic, whatever your imagination craves, there’s an app to help create stylistic…

App Review: The World by National Geographic

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Explore the globe with Nat Geo Mobile‘s new app for iPad: The World by National Geographic. This digital atlas–packed with map views, country information, photos, and flags–will have you ditching your clunky globe for this robust, interactive version. The new app (available on iTunes, $3.99) combines the novelty of a spinning globe with the functionality of…