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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 September.

Few cities rival Hong Kong when it comes to hotels. Choices range from some of the most expensive and indulgent in the world–the city boasts two Mandarin Orientals–to dirt-cheap hostels as well as a big range of hip yet reasonable new properties in between. Here are my favorites.

Travelers keep two kinds of lists: the bucket list and the “wanted” list. Hong Kong should be on both, particularly when traveling with children.

Five Family Travel Resolutions

I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. But as winter continues its march (at least where I live in New York City), I’ve been dreaming up a few travel goals for 2014. Some are places, some are new services, all are experiences that will make this year of travel the best one yet.

Native Chicagoan Beth Williams caught the travel bug after spending half a year in Japan during college. After graduation, she missed Asia so much she just had to go back. A gig teaching English brought her to Hong Kong, where she’s lived for the past two years. Armed with her camera and irrepressible wanderlust, Beth’s now on a mission to prove that you can work a 9-to-5 and still find time to travel. Here are some of her favorite things about the city she calls “a place unlike any other.”

#NGTRadar: Travel Lately

The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTravel and tag your favorite travel stories with #NGTRadar. Check back on the blog each Wednesday for our Travel Lately roundup.

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 May.

Photos: Where You Went

Laissez les bons temps rouler! Our readers are always up to something interesting, somewhere interesting. That’s why we ask you the same question on Facebook every Friday: Where are you traveling this weekend? See photos of where you — or readers like you — went, and get inspired to plan your next trip. Want to share your…

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The Radar: 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 the next day for our daily roundup.

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The Radar: 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 the next day for our daily roundup.

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Discover the top beaches in Cambodia including the popular Koh Rong Saloem or “Lazy Beach”  in Sihanoukville, the premier beach destination for tourists and locals alike.  [TravelFish] Local blog DCist reports that a coalition of over 100 ethnic and minority groups have released a design for a new museum on the National Mall. The National…

Mystified by Hong Kong? The city offers a series of cultural programs to help Westerners explore Chinese culture. Meaghan Mulholland has the details. Hong Kong‘s reputation for glamour is well-established – from the Peninsula Hotel’s fleet of Rolls Royces, to the So-Ho clubs packed with models and bankers, to the dramatic neon pinnacles of its…

When Meaghan Mulholland heard about a Hong Kong restaurant offering a unique style of service, she knew she had to try it, even if it did turn her stomach. Until a few days ago, if you’d asked me to pick the restaurant industry’s worst contribution to society, I might have chosen KFC’s “Double Down” sandwich,…

Lawrence Ferber offers us a taste of Hong Kong’s burgeoning wine culture. Long and deservedly holding a reputation as a foodie’s city, Hong Kong just recently received its own Michelin Guide, while 2009 was proclaimed Food & Wine Year. So I was eager to attend Hong Kong’s Wine and Dine Festival, in which a portion…

I Heart My City: Emma’s Hong Kong

Hello city-lovers! Today’s city lover is Emma Torry, a Londoner who loves Hong Kong and all of its extravagance. Still haven’t sent in your own city suggestions? Just complete our list of fill-in-the-blank questions then copy and paste the list into an email, fill in your answers, and send your responses to IntelligentTravel@ngs.org. And if…

Found in Translation

When we got this in our inbox from contributing editor Daisann McLane, we were just as smitten as she was… Two weeks ago, an email from an unfamiliar address showed up in my box with an eye-catching header: “From Michael Zhang, Translator of Many of Your Articles.” I opened the email excitedly. This was a…

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We’ve made no secret of our love for chocolate, but it’s been a while since we dedicated an entire entry to our favorite indulgence. So, we thought to ourselves, what better time to do so than Valentine’s Day? While your devoted bloggers have their fingers crossed that boxes of their favorite hometown cacao products will…