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I Heart My City (in the Spring)

From music festivals to flower shows, beaches to wineries, here are 20 ways to make the most of the next few months in 20 cities around the globe.

Reader Recs: World’s Best Street Food

In a nod to the Society’s yearlong focus on food, we asked our National Geographic Travel Facebook fans to share the best lip-smacking street eats they’ve sampled around the globe. Their answers left us hungry for more (and wanting to book a ticket to Southeast Asia). So grab a snack and join us on a tour of…

Full-Throttle Lima

Lima is in full throttle. Lunch rolls seamlessly into dinner. 
Dancing keeps going long after last call. Across the more than a thousand-square-mile sprawl of Peru’s capital, from the working-class Chorrillos barrio to highbrow San Isidro and along the glorious Pacific coastline, pure urban exhilaration reigns, and just about all of the 8.8 million inhabitants are caught up in it.

7 Routes to Extended-Layover Bliss

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Could your next layover be the highlight of your trip? At more and more airports, a long layover can open a window into local culture–whether you choose to venture into the city or simply roam the terminals. When time is of the essence, we suggest a surgical-strike approach. Here are seven airports that offer convenient pop-in, pop-out access to their home cities, along with tips on what to see while you’re making the most of your extended layover.

I Heart My City (And So Should You)

It’s a new year and, with it, new trips to plan. As you mull over which places you’d like to tick off your travel bucket list in 2014, consider these brief but compelling reasons why you should visit 20 of the world’s cities from the people who know and love them best.

I Heart My City: Elie’s Lima

Elie Gardner, a freelance photographer who contributes to Traveler magazine, grew up in a tiny town in North Dakota. Work brought her to Peru’s capital city in late 2010, and she’s been there ever since. Elie loves speaking Spanish, trying new foods, seeking out cultural experiences, and finding hidden gems in her husband’s hometown. Here are some of her favorite things about Lima.

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in October

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 October.

Lima’s Bohemian Rhapsody

Around the turn of the century, a salon society emerged in Barranco, an intimate seaside enclave southeast of Peru’s capital city center. As those bright young things gradually moved on, they left behind an architectural kaleidoscope that artists and musicians transformed into a unique cultural olio. By the 1970s, the Barranco scene was on the wane, but, happily, it’s experiencing a resurgence: “When people in Lima look for something fun, artistic, or bohemian, they end up here.”

Photos: Where You Went

Our readers boast impressive travel résumés, which is why every Friday we ask you the same question on Facebook: Where are you traveling this weekend? See photos of where YOU went, and get inspired to plan your next trip. Photos by readers like you. Upload your favorite travel photos with a caption to Your Shot/Travel at ngm.com/yourshot. Tag all…

#FriFotos: Lima, Peru

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In our #FriFotos pick of the week, nighttime revelers enjoy the spray of a fountain in Lima, the capital city of Peru. The photo was submitted to our My Shot community by Jeff Hartman and was selected by our editors for a Your Peru Photos gallery. Do you want to see one of your photographs featured in National…

Bus2Antarctica Video: Lima on Wheels

Andrew Evans offers a glimpse of skateboarding culture in Lima, Peru. As I was wandering Peru’s capital city, I found myself drawn to Miguel Grau Park in the neighborhood of Miraflores. The view of the Pacific Ocean from the top of such high cliffs is simply enchanting–and what did I find on the other side?…

Bus2Antarctica: Loving Lima

Andrew Evans explains how he learned to love Lima, Peru. For more on Lima, click here. In Spanish, the word “Lima” means “under construction.” OK, that’s not true. Really, I think it derives from the ancient Inca phrase meaning “perpetual traffic.” Alright, that’s another lie–but honestly, those were my first two impressions of Lima when…