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Traveling at a young age can be a transformative experience that leads to a lifetime of wanderlust. To celebrate the power of travel (and perhaps inspire a few parents out there), we asked our @NatGeoTravel Facebook fans to tell us about trips that made a lasting impression on them during their early years.

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 March.

When someone mentions ramen, you probably think of those store-bought dried noodles you bring to life with boiling water and a packet of spices.

In Tokyo, ramen noodle soup is not fast food; it’s an art form.

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 December.

#NGTRadar: Travel Lately

The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTravel and tag your favorite travel stories with #NGTRadar. Check back on the blog each Wednesday for our Travel Lately roundup.

I Heart My City (in the Spring)

Spring is upon us (at least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere), and we’re embracing it with open arms by highlighting seasonal must-dos from our amazing I Heart My City community.

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 with #NGTRadar. Check back on the blog each Wednesday for our Travel Lately roundup.

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 March…

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 January.

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Urban Insider Annie Fitzsimmons previews how her favorite hotels will be ringing in the new year.

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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 for our roundups.

The first official day of summer is tomorrow (for the northern half of the world, at least), so we thought we’d kick it off right: with a special edition of I Heart My City. Here are 20 quintessential summer must-dos from past I Heart contributors all around the globe.

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 for our roundups. Photograph by Jean Philippe Schweitzer, My Shot

Sylvia Huang grew up in the beautiful garden city of Singapore, but the explorer in her brought her to glittery Tokyo, where she has spent the last 7 years studying Japanese and working in investment management. With time, Tokyo has become a second home and her Japanese friends are like family. Check out Sylvia’s picks…

A great Valentine’s Day has as much to do with where you spend it as it does with the person you share it with. Here’s a list of a few of our favorite romantic movies of all time — and the cities that made them sing.

Photos: Where You Went

We are always impressed by our community’s passion for travel and exploration. That’s why every Friday we ask you the same question on Facebook: Where are you traveling this weekend? See photos of where you went. And be inspired to plan your next trip. Photos by readers like you. Upload your favorite travel photos with a caption…

Where’s Andrew now?  If you guessed Japan, you’re right: our Digital Nomad is currently exploring the Land of the Rising Sun.  And he rose before the sun this week to visit Tokyo’s world-famous Tsukiji Fish Market. Tour the market with him via his tweets below, then hop over to his Digital Nomad blog to see…

Japan’s Maid Cafes

Last year, Rainer Jenss traveled around the world with his wife and two sons, and blogged about his experience here on Intelligent Travel. Now he’s writing a column that focuses on traveling with kids. During a recent visit to Japan, I had a chance to explore a side of Tokyo that was quite different from…

Taking on Toyko

Last year, Rainer Jenss traveled around the world with his wife and two sons, and blogged about his experience here on Intelligent Travel. Now he’s writing a column that focuses on traveling with kids. This summer, my ten-year-old son Stefan was invited to Tokyo, Japan, to take part in the 20th anniversary of the World…

Japan Without a Plan

How can you make a run-of-the mill vacation into a Choose Your Own Adventure novel? In the latest issue of Oprah Magazine, writer Catherine Price shows us how, ditching her type-A travel planning techniques by booking a ticket for Tokyo without an agenda. She navigates the city asking questions of its residents about where to…

Tokyo Day Trip: Mount Takao

Korena Di Roma, an editor with National Geographic Digital Media, shares an easy escape from the bustle of Tokyo. With less than five full days to explore Tokyo, a friend and I were prepared to experience a fully urbanized existence, limiting our encounters with nature to the beautifully landscaped and sprawling public parks that offer…

“The Great Wave off Kanagawa,” from the series “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji,” Japan, Edo period, c. 1830-1834, color woodblock print. Honolulu Academy of Arts: Gift of James A. Michener, 1955 His name may not be as familiar as Monet or Picasso, but Katsushika Hokusai created one of the most recognizable–and most reproduced–pieces of art…

A Sense of Empowerment

As if you didn’t think you were productive enough on any given day, some cities are getting commuters to do extra work, simply by going about their normal routine. A train station in the Netherlands is using a revolving door to produce energy for one of its cafes. As people walk through it to get…

Jenss Family Travels: Sayonara Japan

Rainer Jenss and his family are on an around-the-world trip, and they’re blogging about their experiences for us here at Intelligent Travel. You can keep up with the Jensses by bookmarking their posts and following the boys’ Global Bros blog at National Geographic Kids. Week Three of our immersion into the world of Japanese culture…

Finding Japan in D.C.

This weekend’s Cherry Blossom Festival in D.C. plays host to thousands of tourists looking to get a taste of Japan. But former Traveler intern Amy McKeever offers a selection of Japan-inspired locales that are available in the city year round. If the idea of dropping a grand on airfare has been keeping you from taking…