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Forgo the generic gift card this holiday season and wrap up a new travel-inspiring book instead with these five #TripLit recommendations from Don George.

In honor of 125 years of exploration and high adventure, here are four ways National Geographic has made a lasting mark on the world of travel.

#NGTRadar: Travel Lately

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I had heard about a grove of trees within the Giant Forest that had been dedicated to National Geographic a long way back. So, to commemorate the Society’s 125th anniversary and to pay homage to an organization that has added so much to my life, I was on a mission to track it down.

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Yosemite National Park — a 1,200-square-mile swath of soaring granite cliffs, towering waterfalls, and ancient sequoia groves — has awed millions of visitors for over a century. “I can’t think of a better classroom,” says Beth Pratt, director of California programs for the National Wildlife Federation. “It’s my favorite place on Earth.”

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. Photograph by Michael Sass, My Shot.

Our National Parks by National Geographic iPad/iPhone app has been getting rave reviews from users all over the world, and just took top honors at the Apple Design Awards. In this free app, we showcased the 20 most popular national parks in the U.S. — from Joshua Tree to the Everglades and Acadia to Zion. Now we need your help to decide which ones we should add next.

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Your #ParkPic Photos!

National Park Week just ended and to play into this year’s parks week theme, “Picture Yourself in a National Park,” we asked our readers to tag photos they took at any park around the U.S. Here are 15 of our favorite submissions from Twitter and Instagram. Photograph by @random_man

We just launched our Best Spring Trips 2012 list and yesterday on IT we gave you three ideas for yoga-centered trips. But if the longer spring days are awakening the inner adventurer in you, then strap on some spurs, saddle up a horse, and read on for three trip ideas that will take you out…

The Radar: 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 the next day for our daily roundup.

The Radar: 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 the next day for our daily roundup.

The Radar: 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 the next day for our daily roundup.

The Radar: 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 the next day for our daily roundup.

The Radar: 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 the next day for our daily roundup.

The Radar: 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 the next day for our daily roundup.

National Geographic’s Guide to the National Parks of Canada is the official guide to Canada’s 42 national parks. Here’s a peek inside two of the parks profiled in the book. Prairie Provinces Riding Mountain National Park Great Wildlife Riding Mountain National Park encompasses a rich, diverse biosystem where you’ll spot everything from beavers to bison.…

How can you avoid paying nearly 25 dollars to visit London’s Westminster Abbey? Wait until evening. At 5 p.m, the Abbey’s choir sings their nightly ‘Evensong,’ a performance that is open and free to the public. Discover more insider tips with Hostel World’s guide to 50 free things to do in Europe. [Hostel World] Rock…

Discover the natural wonder of Canada’s national parks with a new guide. Did you know that Canada was the first country in the world to establish a dedicated national park service, in 1911? Today, Parks Canada encompasses 42 national parks (including 9 UNESCO World Heritage sites), 167 national historic sites, and 4 marine conservation areas.…

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Alaska is home to 23 national parks and received nearly 2.3 million visitors to these protected lands in 2010. Matador highlights five Alaska parks from the popular Denali to several lesser-known gems to help you choose your own adventure. [Matador] When you think of Paris, you likely think of long café lunches and leisurely strolls…

Eco-Friendly Rio?

Jam-packed highways, crowded favelas [slums], and beaches crammed with tanned bodies– hardly the image of an eco-friendly environment. Ah, but Rio de Janeiro defies all expectations. This chaotic city is brimming with verdant green spaces and networked with myriad pedestrian paths. Jungle Jaunts Just minutes from Rio’s urban sprawl, Leslie, my guide from Crux Ecoaventura,…

Explore one of America’s 394 National Parks during National Park Week, which begins tomorrow, April 16, and runs through Sunday, April 24. To celebrate, the National Park Service is offering free admission at parks that typically charge an entry fee. Headed to a National Park this week? We’ve highlighted a few of the special events taking place at parks across the country:

America’s National Parks are widely regarded as a national treasure, as evidenced by the gorgeous PBS documentary series released last year, “America’s Best Idea.” But we’d be remiss if we focused solely on the parks in the U.S. when so many other amazing landscapes are similarly protected around the world. So we’re pleased to announce…