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Norwegian painter Edvard Munch perfected the art of darkness and foreboding. Belying those moody themes is a colorful palette that perks up Oslo’s winter gray as the city celebrates the 150th anniversary of the artist’s birth.

It’s no secret: Technology is changing the way we explore the world, and our relationship with it. Here’s Traveler magazine’s take on ten new developments that are making it easier for travelers to see more of our extraordinary planet, with a softer ecological impact.

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Soon after arriving in the Azores in the 1430s and digging into the rich volcanic soil, Portuguese settlers planted Verdelho wine grapes. Six centuries on, travelers are increasingly exploring the vineyards of the Azores — especially those found on Pico Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Phnom Penh, one of Southeast Asia’s most mesmerizing and fast-changing capitals, boasts eclectic architecture that has bore witness to the turbulence of Cambodia’s recent history — and a host of luxe hotels that are looking to the future.

The pilgrims are steadfast, fervent, determined as they pass through the Galician village of O Cebreiro, in northwestern Spain. The dogs do not bark; they see pilgrims every day. O Cebreiro is on the final leg of the Way of St. James, a medieval route that ends in Galicia’s capital, Santiago de Compostela.

San Diego’s Balboa Park is a veritable universe unto itself. While everyone knows about the famous zoo tucked away in the 1,200-acre urban oasis, oodles of other attractions combine to make this a truly world-class destination. Here are 10 ways you can make the most of this natural and cultural wonderland with your kids.

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I may not share the lifestyle choices or even the same perception of reality with the characters I’ve met on my travels, but I will always appreciate their commitment to carving out little spaces of their own.

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.

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A curtain is always rising in Vienna, Austria, with vacant shops now playing new roles as stand-alone hotel rooms. A trio of architects launched Urbanauts (“city explorers”), a network of street-level “lofts” that combine with the funky shops and galleries of Vienna’s Fourth District to form “horizontal” hotels. “Our breakfast room is Cafe Goldegg around the…

How to Master White Balance

Reader Question: What is white balance and why is it important? Is there a downside to setting my camera to “auto”?

Volcano Tourism Erupts

Billowing ash from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano dashed travel plans in 2010, but travel to the icebound peak has been booming since that eruption grounded millions across Europe. Volcano tourism is flaring up globally, and Iceland isn’t the only hot spot.

Why Shoot in Raw Format?

Reader Question: Do most National Geographic photographers shoot in raw format? And if they do, why?

Where Do You Go to Feel Better?

Where have you traveled to feel better — mind or body? Send your stories and photos to Travel_talk@ngs.org or tell us about it in the comments section, and your response just might make it into an upcoming issue of Traveler magazine.

The National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is in its final stretches, and we’re seeing some great talent out there this year (check out our galleries)! The magazine is giving away seriously spectacular prizes this year, so you won’t want to miss your chance to win. The deadline is July 11th, but the entry fee ($15) goes up $10 in the last two weeks of the contest — starting this Thursday, June 28 — so save yourself a sawbuck and submit your best travel photo(s) today.

Going Natural: 5 Authentic, Off-the-Boat Excursions By Raphael Kadushin From the March/April issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine. Subscribe to the print or iPad edition and see all it has to offer. Until recently Cabo San Lucas, sitting at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja peninsula, got by on its party-town, sand-and-cerveza reputation. But now, fresh…

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Published in the November/December issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine. Photograph and text by ANTONIO BUSIELLO Chichicastenango, Guatemala Last February, I spent a week in Chichicastenango, which is located north of Lake Atitlán in the Guatemalan highlands and known for its Maya market, held twice weekly for centuries. Sleepy otherwise, the village springs to life on market days,…

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  BEST OF THE WORLD: Must-See Places for 2012 Volcanoes in Africa. Waterfalls in Iceland. Thailand‘s island of paradise. We combed the globe for the 20 most compelling places to put on your 2012 wish list. Plus, our editors picked their favorite features in airports around the world to create our ideal 21st-century terminal. Take…

Today no chef worth his or her whisk would consider planning a daily menu without checking in with regional suppliers and pinching the local produce for ripeness. But this isn’t news. European hausfraus have been 
doing it for centuries. It’s called going to market. And the food markets, still thriving in most European cities and towns, rate a visit even if you aren’t stocking your larder. In fact, they offer authentic local experiences to travelers and lessons in 
culinary and cultural traditions.

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  A TASTE OF TRAVEL We hope you brought your appetite, because the October issue of National Geographic Traveler, now on newsstands, is packed with mouthwatering photos and hunger-inducing essays on 167 real food experiences. “Our first annual food issue is more about the meeting of food and culture than it is about recipes and dishes,”…