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The Art of Sacred Placement in San Miguel de Allende

A charming Spanish colonial city with a UNESCO World Heritage designation, San Miguel de Allende, located in the central highlands of Mexico, is a mecca for all manner of creative types. In a place where scores of art galleries cluster in and around a vibrant centro histórico, you’d hardly think it necessary to make a trek three miles out of town to see one more. But if you don’t, you’ll miss what is arguably the most interesting attraction the area has to offer—not to mention one of its most colorful characters.

Video: Inside New Jersey’s Halloween House

Every October for the last decade or so, strange happenings descend upon Lambertville, a sleepy New Jersey town located 40 miles north of Philadelphia. The epicenter of the weirdness is a tidy Victorian house, where it looks as if all the props and characters from a Tim Burton epic were air dropped onto the front lawn. But…

Video: Behind the Mask in Bermuda

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The Gombeys, the colorfully dressed masked dancers and drummers of Bermuda, represent a rich folklife tradition that reflects the tiny island’s wide-ranging roots—namely West African, British, Caribbean, and Native American.

Video: Adrift in the Dordogne Valley

I was first sent to the Dordogne Valley in southwestern France more than two decades ago to shoot a story about a truffle farmer for a food magazine. Later, when I tasted my first black truffle, I thought my head was going to explode with the heady new flavor. And by dark that first day, I was as hooked on truffles as I was on the place of their origin.

Video: Bali’s Enduring Spirit

Whenever a traveler returns to a beloved place after a long hiatus, the trip is inevitably attended by some combination of anticipation and dread. Will it be as great as you remember? Has time treated it well?

Video: Day of the Dead in Oaxaca

To many outsiders, the icons, costumes, and rituals associated with Mexico’s Day of the Dead festivities—held around All Saints and All Souls Days (November 1 and 2, respectively) in Oaxaca and other cities—seem macabre and ghoulish. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Video: The Gardians of France

Like their American counterparts, the cowboys, France’s gardians cut a dashing figure and loom large in the culture of the southern France. Part of a brotherhood formed in the early 16th century, the gardians are the caretakers of the herds of beautiful gray horses and black bulls that roam the largely unfenced Camargue region.

Oh, the Places Nat Geo Goes

When you work at National Geographic, one of the first questions people ask is if you get to travel. The answer is often “yes.” That’s why we asked folks on our travel team to share their favorite passport stamps and stories with our Intelligent Travel readers. Check out where we’ve been and what it’s taught us along the way, then share your own!

Video: Bob Krist’s Iceland

Nat Geo photographer Bob Krist first visited Iceland in 1986 when he was shooting a cover story for the magazine. The island nation earned a special place in his heart, and he always dreamed of bringing his two sons back to experience the magic for themselves. So he organized the ultimate family road trip: driving around Ring Road, the spectacularly scenic byway around Iceland.

Gorgeous Video: ‘Tis the Season in Salzburg

Watch this short film by National Geographic photographer Bob Krist to get a taste of the sleepy alpine city of Salzburg during Advent season.

Photo Slideshow: Tango in Argentina

Photographer Bob Krist treats us to a slideshow of tango photos taken while on assignment for the magazine in Buenos Aires. He tells us about the shoot:   I was planning on doing a “little” tango photography as part of the assignment, but I quickly got hooked on shooting it…in the street, in the milongas…

Backstage at The Nutcracker

Traveler photographer Bob Krist goes backstage to shoot the making of the Pennsylvania Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. Nothing puts you in the mood for the holidays like seeing The Nutcracker, and I was fortunate enough to get a behind-the-scenes look at the wonderful production of Balanchine’s Nutcracker, put on by the Pennsylvania Ballet at…