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Flying can feel like torture. Flash points include seat territory disputes, scuffles over luggage space, and arguments about unruly kids.

Here’s how to short-circuit five common midair melees…

Visiting an art museum may not be at the top of your “to do” list if you’re a four-year-old. But when a docent at the newly-opened Dalí Museum in St. Peterburg, Florida, invited my three kids — ages 4, 6, and 8 — to participate in a scavenger hunt on a recent Sunday afternoon, their…

National Geographic Traveler columnist Christopher Elliott recently visited the Washington area with his family. His three-part series, Inside-Out With Kids, explores the D.C. region from different perspectives. Today, the outsider’s point of view. You don’t know Washington until you’ve shared it with your family and a hundred thousand tourists all trying to squeeze into the monuments, the…

The Elliott Interview: NatureAir

Can an airline be completely carbon neutral? National Geographic Traveler contributing editor Chris Elliott spoke with Alexi Huntley Khajavi, the chief marketing officer for Costa Rican carrier NatureAir, to learn more about the company’s commitment to eliminating their carbon footprint. What does it mean to be a carbon-neutral airline? It means that any and all…

Finnair is seriously green. How serious? It has its own vice president for sustainable development, Kati Ihamäki. Next month the carrier will begin disclosing operational details related to its environmental efforts, including recycling and waste management programs that are designed to “maximize eco-efficiency across operations,” she says. Finnair also launched a blog focused largely on…

Chris Elliott on Greenwashing

Leave it to our beloved Help Desk columnist Chris Elliott to help clarify the confusion behind “greenwashing” in travel. In a recent article he wrote, now up on his blog, he exposes techniques used by airlines, hotels, and other culprits in the tourism industry to wrap themselves in a cloak of “green” by purporting to…