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Issue Insider: On Newsstands Now

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National Geographic Traveler’s February/March issue is on newsstands now. Find out what’s inside…

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 round up.

Shown Around El Paso By [The] Royalty

As you’ll see in the video, I caught The Royalty’s show at Padres in Marfa the other week, and then hung out with them after the show. They offered to give me a tour of their hometown of El Paso, and pointed out some of the city’s lesser-known spots (see below for each band member’s picks). Great band, by the way. Get into them now; it’s sure to give you guaranteed street cred once they hit it big. And they will hit it big.

A Really Bad Attempt at Explaining Donald Judd

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If you haven’t heard of Donald Judd, don’t feel bad. I didn’t know who he was, either.

That table your laptop is resting on while you read this, the one you bought from that ubiquitous Swedish do-it-yourself store, the one that’s easy to put together because of its clean lines, well, you have Judd to thank for that.

Photo Gallery: Keep Austin Weird

Trying to sum up Austin in seven photos, taken in 48 hours just doesn’t seem right. You can’t hear the music, taste the BBQ, pay tribute to the late Leslie Cochran, dodge the fixed-gear bikes on South Congress, attend Eeyore’s birthday.

“Rev” Smith’s Dirty Little Secret

San Antonio native Mark “Rev” Smith is all about good, sure, but he also has a secret. You can tell by the way he talks. But what Mark “Rev” Smith doesn’t know is that I know he’s hiding a secret, and I plan on finding it out in three simple steps, with three simple questions.

#FriFotos: Flower Power

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#FriFotos is a weekly themed Twitter chat founded by @EpsteinTravels where travelers share their favorite pics. Want to see one of your photos featured on our website or on the Intelligent Travel blog? Make it happen by uploading your favorite travel pics (don’t forget to add a caption!) to ngm.com/yourshot. Tag all your submissions #travelshot – then look for your photos in one of our My Shot galleries or on our blog.

I Heart My City: Laurie’s Austin

Native Austinite Laurie Felker Jones has traveled through or lived in a multitude of countries on five continents. Now she and her husband are chalking up travel miles on their boat, Mother Jones, as they sail around the Caribbean. In the wake of this year’s SXSW Festival, check out Laurie’s guide to the “live music capital of the world.”

Photos: Where You Went

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Our jet-setting friends on Facebook continue to amaze us with their weekend travel plans. Here’s a taste of the places you and your fellow gallivanters have visited lately.

The Radar: Where to Eat in San Antonio, Adventures for Art Enthusiasts, 4 Places in Brazil that Might Be New to You

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.

Free to See: 10 U.S. Halloween Events

Looking for a good scare—think zombies—or the warm glow of hundreds of jack-o’-lanterns? We’ve got you covered with this list of ten FREE Halloween events in the U.S. Get a sneak peek of the list below, then find all 10 online. Plus, we want to hear from you. Tell us about your favorite (and free!) Halloween event. Keene…

The Radar: Costa Brava’s Coastal Trails, Ukraine’s Wooden Churches, Free Dallas

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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.