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Painting the Town Munch: Oslo

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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.

The Travel Tech of the Future

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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.

Volcano Wine in the Azores

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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.

The Best Hotels in Phnom Penh

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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.

Galicia Untamed

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.

Surfing San Diego: Balboa Park

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.

Tales of the Weird

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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.

How to Save Africa’s Elephants

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.

Vienna’s Horizontal Hotels

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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?