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No matter how many journals I fill, photos I take, tweets I send, I find that oftentimes I “document” the wrong things.

#FriFotos: Cloud Nine

Thanks to Uladzimir Taukachou, who submitted this week’s featured photo to our My Shot community.

Want to see one of your photos featured on our website or 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.

Show Your #NationalPride!

Did you know that more than 20 countries are celebrating their independence this month?

Show (and tell) us how your country celebrates its birthday! Share your photos with us on Twitter and Instagram by using the #nationalpride hash tag (make sure to shout out @NatGeoTraveler so we know you’re talking to us).

How to Survive a Road Trip

Planning for a road trip can be overwhelming. When you don’t have to pay fifty bucks to check your luggage, it’s tempting to just throw it all in the car. But, after a few trips, I learned that going this route leaves you with a car full of stuff, none of which is at arm’s length when you need it. Now that I’m more than a week in to my epic National Geographic adventure, I wouldn’t call myself a road trip expert (yet), but if I had to boil down what’s currently in my car even further to the top 10 essentials, here’s what would make the cut.

Readers’ Rules of Packing

Last Friday’s “The 10 Rules of Packing” post got our readers (and our staffers) talking — on the blog, Facebook and Twitter — so we thought we’d publish a few additions to Aric S. Queen‘s original list. If you have anything to add (or beg to differ), toss in your two cents in the comments…

What’s life like when you’re a nomad? Here’s your chance to get inside the minds of two of National Geographic’s favorite wayfarers, our resident Digital Nomad, Andrew Evans, and Andrew Skurka, an Adventurer of the Year alumnus. Join us for a live Twitter chat with “the Andrews” this Friday, March 2nd (don’t forget — it’s…

Last night here at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., our Digital Nomad, Andrew Evans spoke to a live audience (in-person and on Twitter) about his epic bus journey to Antarctica and how we all can be digital nomads. If you weren’t able to attend last night’s talk, read the recap below and be sure…

Yesterday we sat down with our Digital Nomad, Andrew Evans for a live Twitter Q&A. Using the hash tag #AskAndrew, his followers and fans peppered him with questions about everything from favorite apps and frequent flier miles to first trips and dream destinations. If you missed yesterday’s chat, catch up by reading the interview

It has been a busy year for our Digital Nomad, Andrew Evans, filled with incredible adventures like mustering brumbies in Australia, diving the Great Barrier Reef, documenting a tragic oil spill affecting endangered penguins on Tristan Da Cunha, crossing the Equator by kayak, dropping in to Munich for Oktoberfest, flying in an authentic WWII bomber, speaking at…

Where’s Andrew?

It’s easy to spot our Digital Nomad, Andrew Evans in this photo (in case you’re not sure, he’s the one in red,) so we’re making things a bit harder by sending him out in the world again. In fact, this very minute Andrew is back on the road (rather, back on a plane) headed for…

Have you been following along with our digital nomad Andrew Evans as he explores Ontario? If not, catch up with him on Twitter at @WheresAndrew and on his Digital Nomad blog. In the past two weeks he’s:

* tweeted from a WWII Lancaster bomber (right), one of only two still flying
* video-blogged his camping trip in Bronte Creek Regional Park, complete with tweeted toasted marshmallows & ghost stories
* photographed Niagara Falls from a helicopter
* blogged his visit to the home of Alexander Graham Bell where the first telephone call was made, & tromped through mud & nettles to find AGB’s “Dreaming Place”
* photo-tweeted an elegant 7-course dinner in Toronto
* met some hipsters in Yorkville
* organized a @WheresAndrew tweetup in Toronto and met several of his devoted followers

One of his followers commented:
“I love that @WheresAndrew’s tweets always sound like haikus.” –@ehalvey

Here are a few of our favorite tweets from his recent adventures:

If you love travel and Twitter, you probably already know about the weekly phenomenon called Travelers’ Night In. Invented by ZipSetGo.com, this social media chat-fest happens every Thursday afternoon on Twitter starting at 3:30 pm EST and runs until 5 pm. Join in on the fun! Tomorrow (Thursday, April 14) National Geographic Traveler will be…

Wednesday’s post on the comfort foods of the Republic of Georgia caused a collective hunger pang in the Twitterverse — with many of you tweeting your own favorite comfort foods from around the globe. We shared some of our favorite tweets here below. Join the conversation by following the @NatGeoTraveler and @NatGeoSociety Twitter accounts, and…

We here at National Geographic Travel & Cultures want to know which UNESCO World Heritage site you want to see featured in a new set of guides on NationalGeographic.com. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) protects and preserves cultural and natural sites around the world. This fall we plan to create coverage…

Bus2Antarctica: Andrew Speaks!

Andrew Evans always dreamed of going to Antarctica. How he’d get there was another story. So he came to us with an idea: He’d take the bus. The rest, as they say, is history. Those of you who followed along with Andrew during his 10-week, 10,000 mile Bus2Antarctica journey learned to love the funny, poignant,…

Top Five Urban Food Carts

Use Twitter to find out exactly where these roving restaurants are right now. What’s your favorite urban foot cart? 1. Fusion Food Los Angeles  (Kogi) Korean-fusion barbecue has a cult following and a mini-fleet of four trucks to satiate demand for its signature short rib tacos with sesame-chili salsa roja and specials like Korean chicken…

Looking for Long Weekend Plans?

We know it’s Friday and that you may very well be out the door and headed to your destination on this long weekend. But if you’re coming up short and could use some inspiration, our Long Weekends guide is at your service. And even if all you have planned is some armchair traveling, we can…

Andrew Evans is traveling by bus from D.C. to Antarctica and just recently passed through Mexico into Guatemala. After stopping to sleep, he got the chance to describe crossing over the U.S./Mexico border. Most people don’t realize that Texas is nearly as long as it is wide. So it took me nearly eight hours of…

Andrew Evans has made his way through Mexico and is now in Guatemala, riding this bus as we speak. Here’s a summary of some of his best tweets since entering the country. Stay tuned for more, and follow along on Twitter @Bus2Antarctica. ¡Bienvenido a Guatemala! Pasaport stamped & walking up the street of fluttering blue…

Traveler contributing editor Andrew Evans spent the weekend traveling by Greyhound bus from Washington D.C. to Houston on the first leg of his Bus2Antarctica quest, and just started the second leg, which will have him crossing over the Mexico border. Here’s a recap of what he’s seen so far. Be sure to follow his Twitter…

Andy Tweets Miami: Success!

Opting to spend this past weekend in Miami as a Thanksgiving-day orphan, our writer Andrew Nelson thrust himself upon the city’s Twitter-savvy classes to help him get around. The result? A resounding success, as witnessed by this camera-phone pic of this impromptu Tweet-up at Scotty’s Landing in Coconut Grove. Andrew was very lucky to find…

While the bulk of us will be lounging around in pj’s, basting in post-turkey tryptophan-induced lethargy, our intrepid travel writer Andrew Nelson will be hitting the streets of Miami armed only with his BlackBerry. Andrew’s plan is to rely on the Twitterverse to help him navigate the city this weekend, so it’s up to you…

An Evening With Simon Winchester

Last month, our Trip Lit book critic Don George sat down with Amy Tan for the launch of our new “Journeys” series of live conversations with great writers at National Geographic headquarters in D.C. Tomorrow, Don will be chatting with Simon Winchester, author of The Man Who Loved China and The Professor and the Madman,…

Our Favorite Foliage Drives

There’s a crispness in the air, and with a long weekend approaching, it’s the perfect time to plan the quintessential autumn leaf-viewing trip. A few weeks ago, we ran a list of the Top Ten Fall Foliage Drives excerpted from National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways & Byways, and your comments assured us that there…

Last night, Amy Tan helped launch our new “Journeys” series of live conversations with great writers at National Geographic headquarters here in D.C. The bestselling author of such books as The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen’s God’s Wife, and most recently, Saving Fish From Drowning, was gracious, funny, and inspiring. (And a fabulous dresser!) The…