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Just Back: Yellowstone National Park

National Geographic Expeditions trip leader Erika Skogg recently returned from Yellowstone National Park, a place she has been able to visit every summer since earning a photography degree from Montana State University in 2009. “Simply put, the park never gets old,” Erika says. “No matter how many times I’ve visited, I always find something new to discover.” Here are the highlights of her latest Yellowstone adventure.

Leaving No Trace in New Mexico

“Llama trekking seemed a perfect fit,” explains Stuart Wilde, who came to the New Mexico backcountry outside of Taos more than two decades ago. “As an outdoor educator and conservation advocate, they help me teach about minimal-impact backcountry ethics and sustainable tourism.”

Beyond the Seven Summits

The Seven Summits are the highest peaks on each continent. The term also describes the mountaineer’s quest to summit all seven–a concept that has captured the imagination of climbers and tourists alike and drawn huge crowds to these peaks. But, much to my surprise, reaching the summit of the highest mountain in South America…was the most anti-climactic event of my life.

Why You Should Visit Arizona In the Summer

You’ll hear Arizonans say, “It’s a dry heat” with pride, and I’m right there with them. I would take Arizona summers over a sticky 85° with 75 percent humidity any day.

The Radar: Free in NYC, Hiking Etiquette 101, Tips for New Travelers

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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.

The Radar: Valencia Must-Dos, Deal with Culture Shock, Top 10 World Treks

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. Today’s cover photograph was submitted to the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest by Ashley Lowry. The magazine is giving away seriously spectacular prizes this year and the deadline is THIS Wednesday, so don’t miss your chance to win!

Walking A Ring Around Wales

With the new 870-mile All Wales Coast Path, which joins with the 177-mile Offa’s Dyke Path that runs north to south along the Anglo-Welsh border, “you can walk the shape of the nation for the first time,” says Jane Davidson, president of the Ramblers walking club in Wales.

Photos: Olympic Vistas

When I finally reunited with the coast after leaving Portland, the weather went from hot and dry to wet and soggy. The trend continued as I made my way toward Olympic National Park, which gets an average of 150 inches (380 cm) of rain each year. Here are a few photos that capture my quick hop through the Olympic Peninsula.

The Radar: Discover Antarctica, A Beginner’s Guide to Hiking, How Not to Get Locked Up Abroad

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Spring Break Arizona, Part 2: Off the Beaten Path

There’s an axiom our family tries to live by when traveling that makes perfectly good sense in theory, but is often hard to stick to: “Less is More.” The idea is to spend more time in one location rather than rushing around from place to place trying to see and do it all. When adhered…

Spring Trips: Find Your Home on the Range

We just launched our Best Spring Trips 2012 list and yesterday on IT we gave you three ideas for yoga-centered trips. But if the longer spring days are awakening the inner adventurer in you, then strap on some spurs, saddle up a horse, and read on for three trip ideas that will take you out…

The Radar: Hiking Etiquette for the Rest of Us, All Aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, Insider Safari Tips

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