Tag archives for China

When Travel Goes Wrong

Sometimes bad things happen to good people when they’re far away from home. That doesn’t mean they have to ruin your trip. As Ken Budd reminds us, it’s all about putting things in the proper perspective.

China’s Magical World of Ice and Snow

Wander among glittering castles and pagodas at the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, which takes place in January and February. The residents of China’s most northeastern province, bordering Siberian Russia, brighten the long, harsh winter by carving fantastical sculptures from blocks of ice pulled from the Songhua River to create a frigid fairyland of epic proportions.

Five Ways to Drink Coffee Around the World

Will travel for caffeine? Here’s where to get a coffee buzz across the globe.

World Calendar: Must-Attend Events in October

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in October.

Travel Inspiration: Great New Reads

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From Africa to the Oregon Trail, these four new #TripLit titles take you there.

Shaolin Summer: In Search of Confucius

Their home life under stress, a mother and daughter find redemption—at a Chinese school for warriors.

Do Americans Need a Visa to Visit China?

National Geographic Traveler editor at large Christopher Elliott is the magazine’s consumer advocate and ombudsman. Over the past 15 years he has helped countless readers fix their trips. Here’s his latest advice.

A Winter’s Tale: China’s Altay Mountains

Impassable but not impossible: National Geographic contributing writer Mark Jenkins takes us on a horse-drawn sleigh ride through northwestern China’s Altay Mountains.

Event-o-Rama: 5 Must-Dos in January

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in January.

Reader Recs: World’s Best Street Food

In a nod to the Society’s yearlong focus on food, we asked our National Geographic Travel Facebook fans to share the best lip-smacking street eats they’ve sampled around the globe. Their answers left us hungry for more (and wanting to book a ticket to Southeast Asia). So grab a snack and join us on a tour of…

The Best New Travel Reads of Fall

The lowdown on the latest and greatest in travel literature from National Geographic Traveler’s #TripLit guru, Don George.

#NGTRadar: Travel Lately

Travel Lately—a roundup of the best new dispatches from the travel blogosphere—is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every other Wednesday. You can play, too. Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTravel and tag your favorite travel stories #NGTRadar to help us find the crème de la crème on the Web. Here are our latest picks.