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A National Geographic Traveler editor goes behind the lens with photo legend Steve McCurry.

I first visited Burma, now Myanmar, in the spring of 1966, when I was 18. It was a few years after the coup d’état; most foreigners had been kicked out of the country, and the government was not welcoming visitors. I fell instantly in love. Even though the ruling military regime was one of the harshest in the world, the people I met were gracious and generous. I wanted to write a book–anything that could get me back there. But I haven’t had the occasion to return until this year.

“When I first met Andrew McCarthy, he had never been published,” recounts National Geographic Traveler Editor-in-Chief Keith Bellows. “He convinced me to take a chance on him.” The wager paid off. For the past several years, McCarthy has been raking in accolades and awards for his distinctive storytelling and delivering brilliant prose again and again for Traveler, where the actor-director is now an editor at large. Here’s a brief peek at the life and times of Andrew McCarthy.

The Radar: Travel Lately

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The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories with #NGTRadar. Check back on the blog each Wednesday for our Travel Lately roundup.

The Radar: Travel Lately

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The Radar: The 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 on Wednesdays for our Travel Lately roundup.

#FriFotos: Under the Bridge

A big shout out to Nang Ying Aung, who submitted this great photo to National Geographic’s My Shot community!

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The Radar: The 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. Photograph by RobVSF, Flickr.

National Geographic Traveler and Fotopedia present a photographic journey through Burma’s awe-inspiring scenery. “Dreams of Burma,” our new app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, displays the beauty of Burma (Myanmar) through a collection of more than 1,000 spectacular photos and interactive maps. Stretching from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal, Burma offers an…

Burmese Mountain Oysters

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Friend of IT Emily Chaplin has sampled everything from grasshoppers to Neapolitan pizza and some of North Carolina’s best microbrews. Here she recounts her latest gustatory adventure.   I have eaten the balls of a mithun. And, I can report, they tasted absolutely nothing like chicken. The mithun (a form of the gaur or Bibos…