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Telling stories is one of humankind’s abiding, defining impulses. When you become a travel storyteller, you’re tapping into one of the deepest and richest veins of our shared experience. And for me, the fundamental art in storytelling is focus—and opening yourself up to being vulnerable.
We all have our comfort thresholds. While the actual challenge differs hugely from person to person, the process of confronting the challenge, of crossing our comfort threshold, is essentially the same. The pulse quickens, the heart pumps, the mind gropes at all manner of excuses and alternatives—and then, in one impetuous, soul-soaring moment, we say, “I’m going to do this!” And off we go.
In a nod to the Society’s yearlong focus on food, we asked our National Geographic Travel Facebook fans to share the best lip-smacking street eats they’ve sampled around the globe. Their answers left us hungry for more (and wanting to book a ticket to Southeast Asia). So grab a snack and join us on a tour of…
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 November.
“Every traveler has a special place, a home away from home,” says National Geographic Traveler editor at large Daisann McLane. “Old Bangkok is mine.” Here’s her insider’s guide to preparing for your trip and what you should do and see once you’re on the ground to experience the rich culture of everyday Thai life.
In 1979, I was a young backpacker in search of paradise. I found it in southern Thailand. Lost on Ko Phangan, I stumbled upon the brilliant sands of Haad Rin. I stayed there a month, made a hand-drawn map of its location, and vowed never to let the secret out. But others discovered it. Today Haad Rin represents tourism gone wrong.
This December marks the tenth anniversary of the devastating tsunami that struck Southeast Asia. But Phuket, Thailand’s largest island, refuses to be defined by the tragedy. On a recent visit there, I discovered what makes this beach retreat so special and why, a decade after enduring one of the biggest natural disasters in world history, it’s stronger than ever.
Katherine Connor’s tale of turning youthful wanderlust into animal-saving action as the founder of Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary in northern Thailand inspired an outpouring of votes that added up to make her our People’s Choice Traveler of the Year. Learn more about this globetrotting rebel with a cause.
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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 April.
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Alana Morgan quit her 9-to-5 job in Seattle and moved to Chiang Mai, Thailand to travel and experience the world. Two years later, she’s still living abroad and planning her next move. Here are a few of her favorite things about Bangkok’s “little, nicer, cleaner, smaller, calmer, prettier sister” city.