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South Carolina’s Charleston offers a kid-pleasing combination of history and fun. Here’s a look at four ways to enjoy some quality family time in this charming Southern city.
Miami has a certain rep: the party vibe, the heat, the pricey booze. But the city Hannah Sampson of the Miami Herald likes to show off—the one that makes this tourist mecca a hometown—charms with quiet parks, cultural gems, Latin flair, and, of course, gorgeous water views. Here’s Hannah’s guide to the chill side of Miami.
Tips for getting around overprized holiday airfares this year from National Geographic Traveler’s resident consumer advocate and guru, Christopher Elliott.
We chatted with one of Traveler magazine’s Editor at Large, George W. Stone, about his favorite spots around the world and the future of travel. Here’s what he had to say.
In France’s Beaujolais, you’ll find an intoxicating blend of warmth and welcome, but, as writer Bruce Schoenfeld warns, “Don’t expect hospitality directors or gift shops at the wineries you visit.” Here’s an insider’s take on how to get the most out of your time in this delightful region.
The rich and famous have long engaged in holiday merrymaking on Sylt, a narrow strip of land — just seven miles wide and 21 miles long — battered by the North Sea along Germany’s coast. Beyond the designer boutiques and pulsing nightclubs in Kampen and the throngs swarming the beaches and souvenir shops in Westerland, you’ll find a terrain of unspoiled beauty on this North Frisian island.
Mount Rushmore was conceived in the early 1920s by historian Doane Robinson to draw tourists to South Dakota. Today, nearly three million visitors come each year to ogle the massive busts, each as tall as a six-story building. Here are some fun facts about the national masterpiece.
Even as downtown Seattle goes increasingly sleek, bohemia lives on in Georgetown.
Is graffiti always urban blight? Not in Taiwan, where officials are betting on street art as a force for tourism.
Reader Question: I’ve heard photographers talk about capturing the moment. What does that mean?
Any child who has taken basic world history classes knows about Athens and its indelible contribution to Western civilization. But studying a place and its heritage is far different from actually being there.
The billowing Sydney Opera House was a gamble when it started. Literally. Costs were estimated at $7 million, but the building’s final price tag came to $102 million. And the construction, estimated to take four years when it began in 1959, took 14. Read on for more fun facts about this iconic concert hall.
My parents took some big risks taking me to Cuba and the Amazon when I was really young. I’ve been traveling since before I could walk. But that’s how “Booker Travels” was born.
Fifty years after Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote his landmark “Letter From a Birmingham Jail,” the once segregated Alabama city is reinventing itself for the new millennium.
Reader Question: What is meant by good composition and how do I achieve it?
Here they are — ten kid-friendly things you can do in and around Independence Hall in the “City of Brotherly Love.”
Along with watches and chocolate, cheese is one of Switzerland’s great treasures, and raclette—both a semifirm cheese and a stick-to-your-ribs dish—is an Alpine gem that remains little known outside this country’s borders.
Two millennia ago, gladiators, prostitutes, and politicians—Julius Caesar, for one—rubbed shoulders in a red-light district adjacent to the Forum and Colosseum. Now it’s a zone where something new is always opening, Italians gather for animated conversations outside overflowing wine bars, and young women in stilettos pick their way through cobblestoned streets.
A scout’s salute to four great hiking and biking trails across the United States, and a look at how one of them is expanding.
Each spring, Traveler Editor at Large Costas Chris tucks his passport away and turns into a blueberry farmer, tending the crop on a 40-acre organic farm in Maine. Call it his double life.
With the recession behind it, Dubai is back to building opulent hotels and reigniting its reputation as a Las Vegas of the Middle East. But step away from its Guinness World Record-winning skyscrapers, and you’ll find a multicultural emirate with a centuries-old maritime history.
Around the turn of the century, a salon society emerged in Barranco, an intimate seaside enclave southeast of Peru’s capital city center. As those bright young things gradually moved on, they left behind an architectural kaleidoscope that artists and musicians transformed into a unique cultural olio. By the 1970s, the Barranco scene was on the wane, but, happily, it’s experiencing a resurgence: “When people in Lima look for something fun, artistic, or bohemian, they end up here.”
Two years ago, a series of massive earthquakes shook Christchurch, New Zealand, to its spine, folding its central business district into a cordoned-off red zone. But even as the historic gateway to the South Island readies for a years-long rebuild, a spirit of innovation is rising out of the rubble to shake things up for good.
Less than three percent. That’s the portion of the world’s oceans now set aside for conservation — a small safety net that ecologists are working to increase. Joining a wave of new marine reserves, Australia recently designated 382,000 square miles in the Coral Sea to preserve an area of fish-haloed seamounts, turtle nesting areas, and…