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Amy Alipio is an associate editor–and in-house #TripLit guru–at National Geographic Traveler magazine. Here are a few fun facts about this erudite explorer.

Street parades, art, and music provide the rhythm of life in Salvador, so I decide to see if any locals might be willing to teach me how to party like a Salvadoran.

I may not share the lifestyle choices or even the same perception of reality with the characters I’ve met on my travels, but I will always appreciate their commitment to carving out little spaces of their own.

The Inca built many of these trails 500 years ago, and they’re still the only way to reach all of our destinations—Machu Picchu and also a few seldom visited yet equally impressive Inca sites, such as Choquequirao; the water shrine Picha Unuyoc; and Vilcabamba, also called Espíritu Pampa, the last city of the Inca.

National Geographic Traveler’s February/March issue is on newsstands now. Find out what’s inside…

Get a sneak peek inside National Geographic Traveler’s epic, year-end issue.

Tips from the experts on how to dress for success in three very different landscapes.

Find out what’s inside Traveler’s newest issue…

Need a vacation? Traveler’s latest cover story takes you on a tour of our favorite lake escapes in North America – the perfect way to unplug and unwind this summer. Find out what else this issue has in store.

Nobody knows this world better than National Geographic Traveler, and this month’s issue proves it with 50 Tours of  Lifetime. Our expert editors will lead you all over the globe — from Botswana to Bulgaria to bicycling the “Blue and Gray.” There’s something for everyone, guaranteed. Also in this issue: Just in time for National Park Week,…

Tracing The Ganges River…

….by cycle-rickshaw, foot, rowboat, and any other means possible. Last weekend National Geographic Weekend host (and Traveler columnist) Boyd Matson interviewed documentary filmmakers JJ Kelley and Josh Thomas about their current trip: traveling along the Ganges River in India. Their videographer, journalist Dave Costello, gives an overview of their trip. Most people who visit India…

This weekend’s edition of National Geographic Weekend has lots of Traveler goodies. First, our contributing editor Boyd Matson speaks with Pico Iyer, the author of our October cover story on Istanbul. Then Boyd chats with Andrew Evans about the Bus2Antarctica project and his upcoming travel plans. Listen in after the jump. Hear National Geographic Weekend…

Looking for Long Weekend Plans?

We know it’s Friday and that you may very well be out the door and headed to your destination on this long weekend. But if you’re coming up short and could use some inspiration, our Long Weekends guide is at your service. And even if all you have planned is some armchair traveling, we can…

Tune in for More of Boyd

Fans of Traveler’s “Unbound” columnist Boyd Matson may already be aware that the man keeps himself busy with several endeavors beyond writing columns, with radio show host being just one among many of them. But if you can’t get enough of Boyd, now there’s a way to get more of him: you can now download…