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A few weeks ago, we ran the account of National Geographic Kids‘ staffer Margaret Krauss’s Rim to Rim hike through the Grand Canyon. Well now National Geographic Books Production Manager Lisa A. Walker has just completed the same hike, but she traveled with Four Season Guides, and she shared her experience with us. Inhale. Exhale.…

Slide Down the Great Wall

The Great Wall of China is mythic. When people talk about it they almost always–erroneously–note that you can see it from space (NASA’s take on the subject: You can’t see it with the naked eye, but you can detect it in certain radar images if you really know where to look). Or they say how…

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Lisa A. Walker, a producer with National Geographic Books, is just back from a jam-packed musical weekend at the Austin City Limits Festival. She offers some tips on navigating the weekend-long festival and preparing for your next all-out music event. Check out other travels from National Geographic staffers at our Out of Office series. Festival-goers…

Out of Office: Yoga with Sea Lions

It may come as no surprise that our colleagues throughout National Geographic are well-traveled. So we’re starting a new feature that’s offering a glimpse of where we’re going: Out of Office. Sarah Muenzenmayer is the Marketing Manager for National Geographic Expeditions, and she recently traveled on our Galápagos cruise: “On the last day of our…

Margaret Krauss, who works in the National Geographic Kids division, recently completed a five day back-country hike into the Grand Canyon. For the next few days, she’ll be sharing glimpses from her trip. Hitting rock bottom is generally not a gratifying experience. But when I reached the Colorado River at the base of the Grand…

Good Bites in Baltimore

An afternoon jaunt to Baltimore this weekend meant I only had a few hours to explore, so I didn’t feel like getting tied down to table service at a restaurant. Nope, I preferred to graze, and found a few great places to grab some snacks before getting back on the road to Washington. My first…

New Bites in New Orleans

It was a mere five minutes after we’d situated ourselves in the leafy backyard of Bacchanal, a wine bar in New Orleans’ Bywater neighborhood, when we started to see smoke: A cigarette butt had fallen into a center hole of a makeshift table and had started to smolder. A few people came over to give…