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Maybe it’s Lucy, the 3.2-million-year-old hominid uncovered in the Afar Triangle in 1974, or the majestic permanence of the Great Rift Valley, but a sense of returning to the root of everything pervades Ethiopia. Everywhere, what is ancient is alive and well. And though Ethiopia’s cities are modernizing fast, you never feel divorced from the essence of the land.
The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest just got underway, and we’re off to a great start so far. The magazine will be awarding seriously spectacular prizes this year, so don’t miss your chance to win. Enter today!
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Aziz Abu Sarah, a Muslim, works with an Orthodox rabbi as well as a former banker to give dual-narrative tours of the Holy Land with their company, Mejdi, and with National Geographic Expeditions. His approach, which has earned praise from church groups, executives, and even UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, is drawn from his experience of growing up Palestinian in Jerusalem. Here are a few life lessons from this intrepid traveler.
It took Ernest Shackleton years to prepare for his expedition to Antarctica. Modern-day travelers will need to plan in advance as well. Here are a few practical tips to get you started, including what to bring.
We wanted you to hear it here first: National Geographic has consolidated all of the 125-year-old Society’s travel assets, including Traveler magazine, National Geographic Expeditions, travel books, apps, maps, and photography programs, as well as the best of our digital offerings and social communities — under one exciting new umbrella: National Geographic Travel.
Since 2007, the illegal ivory trade has more than doubled. If the massacres do not stop, our children could be the last generation to see an African elephant in the wild. As travelers, we can — and must — do something about it. Here are the crucial actions to take.
I just returned from photo workshop in Santa Fe led by longtime National Geographic photographer, Joe McNally. When you’re in the presence of such greatness, some of it has to rub off, right? Here are a few things I picked up that I hope will help you step up your photography skills.
National Geographic Traveler’s executive editor, Norie Quintos, recently took a guided tour of Morocco with the Vermont-based Country Walkers. Here are three important lessons she learned along the way.
Last week, I had the pleasure of attending Virtuoso’s symposium in Buenos Aires, an annual event that draws hundreds of the top travel advisors, brands, and hoteliers together from all over the world. Virtuoso really rolled out the red carpet for the group, and I was happy to tag along. Here’s what I learned.
Tim Weed may live in Vermont, but his heart belongs to Havana. Having led students and adults on trips to the island nation for more than a decade, Tim has come to feel at home in its dynamic capital. Check out a few of Tim’s favorite things about this striking city, then add your own two cents!
In 1913, National Geographic Magazine dedicated the entirety of its April issue to showcasing the Inca’s “wonderful city of refuge on the mountain top” — and the man who had brought the archaeological treasure to the world’s attention. Here’s a look at Machu Picchu through Hiram Bingham’s eyes, and mine…one hundred years later.
My daughter Mackenzie just turned 7. At her birthday party at the Playseum, she stood in front of a child’s version of a world map—no country names, just illustrations of objects like whales and palm trees and pandas. I watched, astonished, as she pointed out dozens of places—Paris, Antarctica, China, Australia. Then it dawned on…
We’ve all witnessed groups of tourists following the raised voices and flags of tour guides as they make their way toward a row of awaiting buses. If a scene like this makes you vow never to be one of “those people,” you may want to avoid rushing to judgment. There are some very good reasons why “tour” isn’t always a four-letter word.
What are YOUR tried-and-true rules for packing when you travel? Send your stories and photos to Travel_talk@ngs.org or leave a comment and your response just might make it into an upcoming issue of Traveler magazine.
Before I took off on Nat Geo’s Around the World by Private Jet expedition, my good friends at Intelligent Travel asked a favor: Would I, an amateur photographer, test Jim Richardson’s can’t-miss formula for shooting the Milky Way? After all, I would be visiting the world’s most remote inhabited island, so light pollution wouldn’t be an issue. Plus, it seemed like a fitting tribute to the Polynesian wayfarers who used the stars to get there in the first place.
Who doesn’t dream of visiting Machu Picchu? I finally got my chance after hitching a ride on National Geographic’s Around-the-World-by-Private-Jet expedition last week. And while the Inca village in the clouds is exhilarating, there’s much more in the Peruvian highlands for travelers to explore while they’re in the Sacred Valley.
It’s not every day you get an offer like this: We want you to travel around the world.
Well, halfway around it, give or take.
One minute, you’re snorkeling with colorful parrotfish — the next, you’re surrounded by sea lions, then watching gray whale mothers and their calves perform aquatic arabesques around your kayak. Are you lost in a Wyland mural? Nope — just afloat with National Geographic Expeditions off incomparable Baja California.
Do you dream of cavorting with sea lions, meditating with giant tortoises, sunbathing with scaly marine iguanas? There’s only one place to do that: the Galápagos islands of Ecuador. Did you know that the National Geographic Society has its own fleet of small, comfortably outfitted ships to take you there, with National Geographic experts aboard…
This morning on the Today Show, news anchor Natalie Morales discussed her recent trip to Cuba with National Geographic Expeditions. (Photo: National Geographic Expeditions)
Travel to Cuba by U.S. citizens is now being permitted through select organizations, including the National Geographic Society. National Geographic Expeditions was recently granted a special license by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, which oversees travel to the country. The new program, Cuba: Discovering its People and Culture, is a 10-day expedition that allows…
Have you ever daydreamed about taking a trip with a National Geographic photographer and learning to shoot on location? Well you don’t have to dream about it. National Geographic Expeditions offers photography trips to Costa Rica, Morocco, British Columbia, Bhutan, Alaska and Galápagos with some of our top photographers. The expeditions last eight to 12…
A free webinar on December 15 introduces the summer 2011 National Geographic Student Expeditions. If you’re a young adventurer or have family member who’s looking for a fantastic summer opportunity, join National Geographic Expeditions for a free webinar Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 7 p.m. ET to learn about our new summer 2011 National Geographic…
Ever wonder what it would feel like to go sightseeing in Washington, D.C. while dressed as a zebra? William Shubert, who works for National Geographic international editions, satisfied his curiosity by zipping himself into a full-body Morphsuit and heading out on the town. He filed a report, with more photos, on National Geographic’s Pop Omnivore…