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Reader Recs: Bucket List 2015

A new year calls for new additions to travel to-do lists. To get inspired, we asked our Nat Geo Travel Facebook fans to share their picks for 2015’s must-visit destinations.

The Icon: Egypt’s Great Sphinx

The crouching lion with a man’s head was ancient when Cleopatra gazed upon it in 47 B.C. It retains its allure to the powerful, as world leaders from Napoleon to Barack Obama have trekked to Giza to contemplate the same view that captivated the queen of the Nile.

Egypt: The Case for Going

I have never received as many concerned messages as I did on a recent trip to Egypt. The nation has made headlines lately, and few have been positive. Realities on the ground in Luxor, though, were different.

The Radar: Travel Lately

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 round up.

The (New + Improved) Radar: Now Every Wednesday

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For those of you who are paying attention, we’re switching it up. A more robust Radar — the best of the travel blogosphere (don’t you hate that word?) — will now be a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every Wednesday.

You can play, too. Simply follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the web #ngtradar to help us find the crème de la crème. Here’s this week’s.

The Radar: 10 Great Cupcake Spots, Hot Air Ballooning in Egypt, When to Hire a Tour Guide

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.

Photos: Where You Went

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Our jet-setting friends on Facebook continue to amaze us with their weekend travel plans. Here’s a taste of the places you and your fellow gallivanters have visited lately.

#FriFotos: Egypt’s Great Sphinx

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Do you want to see one of your photographs featured in National Geographic Traveler magazine, on our website, or on the Intelligent Travel blog? Here’s your chance:

Egypt’s Sustainable Sinai

While visiting Egypt’s Sinai region, it was hard for me to believe there was unrest anywhere in the country. Small, quiet towns dot the coastline of the Gulf of Aqaba which runs all the way south to the Red Sea. I stopped in the southern Sinai town of Nuweiba, population 20,000, where I found a simple way of life playing out in a laid back community where camels and goats lazily wander about. But behind this relaxed atmosphere lies a passionate movement to preserve the environment and culture of the region.

Egypt’s Coffeehouses

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By Carl Hoffman Writer Carl Hoffman traveled to Egypt in February 2011, a week after popular demonstrations led to the president’s resignation. These are his observations. The air was smoky but sweet, the sounds unmistakable: glasses clinking and dominoes and backgammon dice clacking, newspaper pages turning, and the constant low hum of voices. In Egypt…

The Radar: Coney Island’s New Coaster, Egypt Travel Warning Dropped, LA Crochet Graffiti

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Coney Island will open this summer with four new attractions including The Soarin’ Eagle, the first new coaster to built in New York City since the historic Cyclone in 1927. The new rides are part of the Coney Island Revitilization Plan.  [Brooklyn Nomad] The U.S. State Department lifted its travel warning to Egypt last week,…

The Energy of Egypt

Contributing Editor Carl Hoffman recently returned to Egypt to see how the country is transitioning in its new political reality. Read his first post, about his decision to return to Cairo, here. I had a fear that I might not like Egypt the second time around, 27 years later. That I might not feel again…