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The Plantation Every American Should Visit

The moment I see her name, I feel a lump in my throat. “Pauline Johnson” is written on the back of the small card hanging from a lanyard around my neck. It tells me she was a 12-year-old child who had watched her father die in Louisiana just before slavery was abolished in the United States. Everyone who visits…

Travels on the Run: Carmel-by-the-Sea

For National Geographic Books Senior Editor Barbara A. Noe, going on a run is the best way to get oriented in a new city, and a great way to take in the sights. So lace up your sneaks and read on to get Barbara’s tips on where to run in some of the world’s greatest places—and what to see along the way.

River Rebound: Eagles Along the Mississippi

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Huckleberry Finn and Jim had their raft. Modern adventurers have their cars and the Great River Road. Now in its 75th year, this national scenic byway follows the Mississippi for 2,069 miles and ten states.

City in a New Light: Taxco, Mexico

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Built on rugged ripples of valley surrounded by mountains in the central highlands, about a hundred miles southwest of Mexico City, Taxco naturally folds in on itself. That creates shadows that obscure many of its loveliest features. But nearly 500 years into its history, the colonial town has never looked more radiant–thanks to an ingenious new lightscape plan.

A Local’s Guide to Honolulu

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Just past the gleaming high-rises of Hawaii’s capital, in traditional neighborhoods such as Chinatown and Kakaako, locals keep the heart of aloha beating in Honolulu’s art-filled galleries and island-themed bars. Here’s the best this tropical haven has to offer.

Tours of a Lifetime: Tarahumara Holy Week Trek

Our recently announced 2011 Tours of a Lifetime feature story highlights adventures guaranteed to get you out of the hotel and into an experience of a lifetime.  Journey Mexico‘s “Semana Santa Copper Canyon Hiking Trip,” is one such tour: A ten-day expedition through Mexico’s Copper Canyon to visit the Tarahumara people during the Catholic holiday…

The Radar: 8.18.10

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The White House says that it’s preparing to loosen travel restrictions to Cuba, enabling U.S. visitors to have greater access to the country for cultural, educational, and athletic exchanges. This new move would not end the embargo against Cuba that’s been in place for 40 years, but it is the next step in the process,…