Tag archives for sydney

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in October.

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.

For Nat Geo Travel 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.

The billowing Sydney Opera House was a gamble when it started. Literally. Costs were estimated at $7 million, but the building’s final price tag came to $102 million. And the construction, estimated to take four years when it began in 1959, took 14. Read on for more fun facts about this iconic concert hall.

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.

Comments Off

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.

Comments Off

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.

Sydney’s Amusing Art

Comments Off

Todd Fuller’s terracotta sculpture “A Day at the Beach” will be on display at the Art + Humour Me exhibition in Sydney from April 12 – May 7. Sydneysiders and visitors alike can get a taste of Australian humor at the third Art + Humour exhibition next month, hosted by Brenda May Gallery in Waterloo.…

Happy Australia Day to all of you! After traveling for more than seven weeks in Australia, I feel like I have a much better sense of this remarkable country and its people. Still, that didn’t prepare me for the jubilant celebrations that mark Australia Day. As a national holiday, Australia Day commemorates the landing of…

Bottle Boat Sails to Sydney

National Geographic Emerging Explorer David de Rothschild completed his four month journey across the Pacific yesterday traveling aboard the Plastiki, a catamaran constructed from 12,500 recycled plastic bottles. Deriving the name from Thor Heyerdahl’s 1947 Kon-Tiki expedition from South America to Tahiti, this voyage was done to inspire people to reevaluate the resources they consume, particularly…

Lost Girl blogger Amanda Pressner is in Australia for a few weeks and is sharing her finds with us here on IT. Australia may be the poster country for the Endless Summer, but it might surprise you to know that the sun does actually set in the land down under–and the colder months eventually arrive. So…

Jenss Family Travels: Aussie Escapes

Rainer Jenss and his family are currently on an around-the-world journey, and they’re blogging about their experiences for us at Intelligent Travel. Keep up with the Jensses by bookmarking their posts, and follow the boys’ Global Bros blog at National Geographic Kids. The Jenss family holiday season extends a week or two beyond the traditional…

Rainer Jenss and his family are currently on an around-the-world journey, and they’re blogging about their experiences for us at Intelligent Travel. Keep up with the Jensses by bookmarking their posts, and follow the boys’ Global Bros blog at National Geographic Kids. As a New Yorker, I’ve never gone down to Times Square to ring…