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I may be the only person crossing the border into Ciudad del Este who isn’t here to buy or sell stuff on the sly. Instead, I’m chasing something else: the fun of lowbrow travel.

Traveling at the wrong time, against the clock and calendar, isn’t always the easiest or most comfortable ride. But the destination will be yours, and yours alone.

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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,…

Curious about Cuba? This issue’s cover story, written by James Vlahos, will satisfy your craving by taking you deep inside this Caribbean hot spot and the salsa music (and dancing!) that has helped define its unique flavor over the years. Also in this issue: Far from flagging, Andrew Nelson shows how Detroit is motorin’ into…

I’ve been writing the Real Travel column in every issue of National Geographic Traveler for almost ten years–long before the magazine (and my column) made the move online. I thought it would be fun to re-visit some of those older, print-only columns from time to time, here on the blog. This one–I call it Sleeping…

Today in the New York Times there’s an interview between me and Seth Kugel, the NYT Frugal Traveler. (Full disclosure: I was the NYT Frugal Traveler, from 1998 to 2004). The topic? That perennial one: Is it harder to travel when you’re a woman? Regular readers of my Real Travel column might have noticed that…

In the spirit of the hyper-local, Daisann McLane gives you a personal guided day tour of her super-walkable neighborhood. All the following sights, eats and activities are within a 15 minute walk of her nearest subway station, the Q/B stop at 7th Avenue, Brooklyn.

I split my year between Hong Kong and New York, and just got back to my Brooklyn apartment a couple of weeks ago. Of course I’m feeling discombobulated–brutal jet lag and all–but I think that’s a good thing. One of the advantages of never completely settling into a place is that you never get a…

As readers of my Real Travel column in National Geographic Traveler already know, I’m not much of a fan of cold-weather travel spots. Since I started traveling around the world, I’ve always been drawn to the hot and steamy places. So as the temperatures here on the East Coast of the U.S. pushed past the…

In the October 2007 issue of Traveler, contributing editor and Real Travel columnist Daisann McLane wrote a feature story called “My Big Fat Indian Wedding,” following the fabulous wedding of Sejal Samar and Gaurav Jodhawat from Udaipur, India. (You can watch the video about Indian wedding traditions and see the slide show from the story…

To Tour or Not to Tour?

I’m setting off on a group tour to Morocco next week, and throughout my travel planning, I’ve been somewhat apologetic as I explain that yes, as a travel editor, I signed up for a tour. So I was heartened to read Daisann McLane’s column in our current issue espousing the benefits of group travel, which…