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Indiana Jones 2.0

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Albert Yu-min Lin is always pushing—to higher mountains, bigger waves, smarter technology, deeper heritage. Hear more about this intrepid archaeologist’s passions, predilections, and inspirations–and quest to find Genghis Khan’s tomb–in his own words.

#NGTRadar: Travel Lately

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Mongolia is celebrating the 850th birthday of its founding father by proclaiming his favorite bird, the saker falcon, as its very first national bird. The move not only provides a fitting tribute to Genghis Khan; it will also help raise awareness about the importance of protecting this endangered species and launch Mongolia into the world of great bird-watching destinations.

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 for our roundups. Photo: Luis Eduardo Sandoval Bavaresco/My Shot

Emerging Explorers

This week at our headquarters in Washington, D.C., the National Geographic Society hosts its fourth annual Explorers Symposium, in which our grantees from around the world present their work and discuss such topics as educating girls in rural Kenya, sea turtle conservation in Nicaragua, and developing perennial crops that can flourish with little or no…

Traveler Editor in Chief Keith Bellows, and Suzanne Roberts, winner of the “Next Great Travel Writer” essay contest, have been exploring Mongolia and sending IT dispatches along the way. In her last dispatch, Suzanne continues her quest for the “Real Mongolia,” this time finding it in the Gobi desert. Legend has it that the Gobi…

Traveler Editor in Chief Keith Bellows and Suzanne Roberts, winner of the “Next Great Travel Writer” essay contest, have been exploring Mongolia and sending IT dispatches along the way. Today, Suzanne gets a hefty dose of local wrestling and horse racing culture. The hotel phone rings at 8:30, waking me from a short albeit dead…

Earlier this month, Traveler Editor in Chief Keith Bellows and Suzanne Roberts, winner of the Next Great Travel Writer contest, traveled through Mongolia together and sent us dispatches from their trip. Over the next few days we’ll be publishing the last few recollections from their journey. Today Suzanne describes a night out at the Mongolian…

Traveler Editor in Chief Keith Bellows and Suzanne Roberts, the winner of the Next Great Travel Writer contest, are blogging this week from Mongolia. Keith sends us this dispatch from the steppes of Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. On our way out of town we stop at the Gandantegchilen Monastery—the biggest in Mongolia and a survivor of…

Next Great Travel Writer: Gandan Monastery

This week, Traveler Editor in Chief Keith Bellows and Suzanne Roberts, winner of the “Next Great Travel Writer” contest, are blogging during their trip through Mongolia. Today Suzanne writes of her visit to the Gandan Monastery. At the gate of the monastery, a woman crouches into the street, scooping rain water from the gutter with…

Traveler Editor in Chief Keith Bellows, and Suzanne Roberts, winner of the "Next Great Travel Writer" essay contest, are currently exploring Mongolia. Today, Suzanne takes a moment to suss out the intricacies of the Mongolian dating scene. Yesterday, Keith and I came across Andy, a twenty-something redheaded American expat from Iowa who teaches English to…

Next Great Travel Writer: The Real Mongolia

This week, Traveler editor in chief Keith Bellows and the “Next Great Travel Writer” contest winner Suzanne Roberts are visiting China and Mongolia, and they’re writing about their experiences for Intelligent Travel. Today’s post is the first from Suzanne, and she writes of her search for the “Real Mongolia.” I began thinking about what it…

Traveler Editor in Chief Keith Bellows and the “Next Great Travel Writer” contest winner Suzanne Roberts are currently on their way to Mongolia. They’ll be blogging about their experiences, and today Keith tells us a bit more about his favorite spots in Beijing… Ninety minutes at the Great Wall of China leaves me breathless. After…