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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 with #NGTRadar. Check back on the blog each Wednesday for our Travel Lately roundup.

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 with #NGTRadar. Check back on the blog each Wednesday for our Travel Lately roundup.

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.

Last week, our Food Fridays story was all about the Cuban sandwich and its roots in Tampa, Florida. Inspired by the idea of the “signature sandwich,” we started itching for more. We asked you to share the sandwich that makes your city sing, and you answered (and made us drool a little). Without further ado, here are 15 local favorites from around the world.

Jordan…from a Bus Window

This spring, I spent eight days traveling up and down Jordan with ten other travel writers. Our itinerary had been set by the tourism board there and was packed with adventures — which meant we spent hours each day zipping around the highways of the Hashemite Kingdom on a bright blue bus. Check out five things I learned by staring out the window.

Packing Outside the Comfort Zone

I don’t consider myself an over-packer. But when I showed up for an eight-day trip in a country (Jordan) and region (the Middle East) I’ve never been to with a bag twice the size of the ten other travel writers in my group, I figured I still had a few things to learn. Here’s what…

I Heart My City: Zain’s Amman

Welcome back to another Wednesday edition of I Heart My City. Today’s insider guide to Amman, Jordan comes courtesy of our very own Director of Online Content Development, Zain Habboo, a proud Jordanian who travels back to the homeland at least once a year to visit family and friends. Check out Zain’s favorite spots in Amman,…

One Perfect Day in Amman, Jordan

Writer Annie Fitzsimmons recently returned from a 10-day cultural trip to Jordan. This is her third and final dispatch. Read her earlier posts here and here. I couldn’t stop staring at the skyline of Amman, the capital city of Jordan, from my hotel room. It seemed ancient and utterly modern at the same time, an organized…

Coffee With the Bedouins

Writer Annie Fitzsimmons recently returned from a 10-day cultural trip to Jordan. This is her second dispatch. Read the first one here. Sitting beneath a starry sky in the Dana Biosphere Reserve in Jordan, 65-year-old Bedouin tent dweller Muhammed Amareen looked at me with a twinkle in his eye and said, “If you’re 28 and…

Jordan still flies under the radar of many travelers today, conjuring a sense of isolation and wonder. Once uncovered, the country is easy to fall in love with, as I did during a recent ten-day visit. I was captivated by the landscapes and the friendly Jordanian people, from the Bedouins in tents to the young…

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Alaska is home to 23 national parks and received nearly 2.3 million visitors to these protected lands in 2010. Matador highlights five Alaska parks from the popular Denali to several lesser-known gems to help you choose your own adventure. [Matador] When you think of Paris, you likely think of long café lunches and leisurely strolls…

The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) are up there on many traveler’s must-see lists, along with sites like the Grand Canyon and Machu Picchu. Unlike most destinations, however, finding this dazzling display of light isn’t always easy. Follow these tips, and head to Alaska, northern Scandinavia, and Canada to keep the odds in your favor. [Washington…

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The official tourism bureau for Jordan is now billing the country as the “Ultimate Family Destination.” Their new family travel website includes kid-friendly itineraries, calendar of events, games, and “kid testimonials.”  [Visit Jordan] You can live like a foodie without traveling to a major metropolis. Discover the gustatory pleasure of nine small food towns like…

Adventures with Tintin

As a kid I remember watching The Adventures of Tintin on TV and being captivated by the intrepid Belgian reporter who chased a good story around the world with his faithful dog Snowy by his side. Tintin was a clever and fearless traveler, jetting off to faraway places that a young girl like me could…

Rainer Jenss and his family are currently on an around-the-world journey, and they’re blogging about their experiences for us at Intelligent Travel. Keep up with the Jensses by bookmarking their posts, and follow the boys’ Global Bros blog at National Geographic Kids. On the remote chance that someone from the Ministry of Egyptian Tourism might…