Tag archives for Madagascar

Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is always criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else. Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why.

Where Do You Want to Go in 2013?

National Geographic Traveler staff answer the question “If you could visit just ONE place in 2013, where would it be and why.” Check out what’s at the top of our travel to-do lists next year, then let us know where you would go for a chance to appear in an upcoming issue of Traveler magazine.

#FriFotos: Houses of the Holy

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This week’s #FriFotos theme is HOLY PLACES, so we decided to run this stunner that Ken Thorne submitted to National Geographic Traveler’s 24th annual Photo Contest. This photo of a grove of ancient baobab trees, sacred to the Malagasy people, was taken near Morandava, Madagascar. The contest runs through July 11th, so you still have plenty of time to enter.

The Radar: 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Madagascar, Raft Like an Olympian, Delicious Food in Kyrgyzstan

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.

Travel with the Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts

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While Best Actor, Actress, and Picture continually steal the spotlight at the Academy Awards, there’s one category that might deserve more attention… the animated shorts. This year, the five nominated shorts and two notable mentions singled out by the Academy were particularly noteworthy, and many of the storylines seemed to follow a theme: journeys through…

International Photo Contest: Today’s Pic

Only a few weeks remain in National Geographic magazine’s International Photo Contest, so we asked our friends across the courtyard to share some of the favorite images that they’ve received so far. One of the standouts was this surly lemur, taken by Sandrine Vuillermoz in Madagascar. After attempting several pictures, Vuillermoz says the lemur began…