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A National Geographic Traveler editor goes behind the lens with photo legend Steve McCurry.

In the “bean belt” looping Africa, Asia, and the Americas, coffee provides more than a jolt—it’s an economic lifeline and a cultural bedrock. Coffee buyer Kim Elena Ionescu’s hunt for the planet’s best beans has taken her from Bolivia to Ethiopia. Steeped in ritual, her adventures are anything but stale. Here are some of the highlights.

Rising star Danai Gurira believes in the power of hybrids—her term for people who thrive at a confluence of cultures. Born in Iowa, raised in her parents’ native Zimbabwe, trained in New York City, and now based in Los Angeles, “The Walking Dead” actress brings a layered perspective—and a rare spark—to her work.

Whether you’re hoping to get in some grade-A scuba time or explore a tropical forest, the Caribbean has you covered. Here are three petite lodges that pack a real luxury punch in paradise.

Louisville’s whiskey revolution is making a splash.

Saving India’s Big Cats

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Krithi Karanth may be diminutive, but her impact has been epic. Hear more about how this native daughter is revolutionizing India’s approach to wildlife conservation and get the inside scoop on her favorite place in the world–in her own words.

Andrea Bocelli on Travel

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli lives and travels the way he sings — with deep passion and introspection. Blind since childhood, the onetime piano-bar singer from Tuscany gracefully maneuvers across cultural boundaries and musical styles as a star of both opera halls and pop charts. Here’s Bocelli’s take on travel and how it inspires his art.

On the Trail in America

A scout’s salute to four great hiking and biking trails across the United States, and a look at how one of them is expanding.

Samantha Bee on Travel

As the most senior correspondent on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee scours the globe for hypocrisies to satire. No matter her target—from a clueless interviewee to the state of feminism—the sharp-tongued comedienne shoots from the hip. Here’s some insight into that brilliant brain of hers when it comes to travel.