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Looking for an escape from the turmoil of urban existence? Many waterfront cities have island havens where nature beckons, just a quick step across a bridge or a short ferry ride away. Here are ten worth seeing.

The staff at National Geographic Travel is always criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else. Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why.

Urban Insider Annie Fitzsimmons gives us the goods on the best microbreweries and pubs in Prague.

One of the few Central European capitals to survive the bombs of World War II, Prague stepped into the 21st century looking, more or less, as if it were stuck in the Middle Ages. “Tourism thrives in Prague because of its history. Her old towers, bridges, and churches tell a story,” says Karin Líšková, manager of Hotel U Zeleného Hroznu. “Visitors want to experience Prague as it was before, in the old times.”

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 shoes 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.

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Photos: Where You Went

Our readers boast impressive travel résumés, which is why every Friday we ask you the same question on Facebook: Where are you traveling this weekend? See photos of where YOU went, and get inspired to plan your next trip. Photos by readers like you. Upload your favorite travel photos with a caption to Your Shot/Travel at ngm.com/yourshot. Tag all…

Photos: Where You Went

Our readers boast impressive travel résumés, which is why every Friday we ask you the same question on Facebook: Where are you traveling this weekend? See photos of where YOU went, and get inspired to plan your next trip. Photos by readers like you. Upload your favorite travel photos with a caption to Your Shot/Travel at ngm.com/yourshot. Tag all…

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I started playing in an orchestra when I was ten years old, and ever since then I’ve had a fascination with all things musical. To my surprise, on a recent trip to Prague I discovered the Czech capital has a hotel devoted entirely to music. The aptly-named Aria Hotel is located in the Malá Strana…

Global Frappuccino

Say what you will about caffeine-giant Starbucks. Because apparently, Prague is saying only good things. In January, Starbucks opened its first location in the Czech Republic. The retailer is located in an 1874 building (which, appropriately, used to be a coffee house), and includes the building’s original flooring, “use of recommended paint color palettes, maintenance…

Strange Planet: Dancing in Prague

It’s a modern Leaning Tower of Pisa — only, wait, it’s supposed to do that. The next time you’re in Prague, be sure to visit The Dancing House (the Tančící dům, completed in 1996), located on the corner of Rasinovo nabrezi and Resslova street, along the River Vltava near the city center. The contemporary building,…