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The Radar: Travel Lately

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 on Wednesdays for our Travel Lately roundup.

Where’s Andrew? Mustering Brumbies

“Is that photographer fella come yet?”/ “No.”/ “Do you know where he is?”/ “I think he’s coming tomorrow.”/”The American bloke?”/ “I dunno.”/ “Is the journalist guy with you?” Before I met any of the folks at Kings Creek, I listened to them all discuss my visit on the scratchy radio. On an outback station as…

Where’s Andrew? Way Out Woop Woop

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Most of Australia is gloriously empty. Perhaps that’s why I love it so much here. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not one of those country people who generally despises or mistrusts the big city. I love a nice, overwhelming metropolis–plant me in midtown Manhattan and I’m a joyful man–but I equally love the existential rush…

Delivering Mail in Dreamland

If you’ve always wondered what it would be like to deliver mail in the Outback, you can tag along with a rural postman for a day in New South Wales and experience it yourself. That’s what Australian travel journalist David Whitley did, and he wrote about his adventure for Australian Traveller magazine.  I found the…

Tour Guide: Baja Sur Outback

Irony was not lost on Elizabeth Seward when she climbed into a Hummer to take an eco-tour through the Mexican outback. But the rugged terrain in Baja Sur, while being tough to navigate, offers hidden delights.  Baja California Sur swells with tourism, despite the drug cartel wars intimidating those watching the news everywhere–or at least…