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Video: Bob Krist’s Iceland

Nat Geo photographer Bob Krist first visited Iceland in 1986 when he was shooting a cover story for the magazine. The island nation earned a special place in his heart, and he always dreamed of bringing his two sons back to experience the magic for themselves. So he organized the ultimate family road trip: driving around Ring Road, the spectacularly scenic byway around Iceland.

Behind the Scenes With Where the Hell Is Matt?

In honor of the new dancing-around-the-world video by Matt Harding (Where The Hell is Matt?), I’m releasing some never-before-seen photos of Matt at work. I know, because I took them!

India in New York

By Megan Snedden On the corner of Broome and Crosby in SoHo, a quiet sanctuary celebrates one of India’s spiritual traditions: the Broome Street Hindu Temple. Inside, the community recites the Bhagavad Gita, practices pujas, meditates, connects with the divine. Days after September 11, Eddie Stern opened the temple, which began as a yoga studio…

Joy of the Jellies

First, one golden jellyfish emerged from the milky turquoise water and glided by. More appeared in the distance and then a dozen propeled themselves in graceful pulses all around me, their diaphanous bells contracting and releasing. Then hundreds appeared. Fleets of curious spaceships, some indifferent, others getting closer, seemingly curious to check out a giant visitor– me. (Photo: Tomas Kotouc/My Shot)

NG Machu Picchu Writer on The Daily Show

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Last night on The Daily Show, former National Geographic Adventure editor and author of the book Turn Right at Machu Picchu, Mark Adams sat down with host Jon Stewart to talk about his book. Watch the hilarious interview above where Stewart grills Adams on trekking in Peru, mule kicking, coca leaves, and the mysterious Explorers Club. Want more from Mark Adams? Check out our interview with the author on Intelligent Travel, then learn more about Machu Picchu from the expert himself by reading his Machu Picchu lists, guides, and tips below:

Behind the Winning Image

Yesterday we announced the winners of the 2011 Traveler Photo Contest. The contest generated nearly 13,000 entries from around the world covering travel portraits, outdoor scenes, sense of place and spontaneous moments. Ben Canales dazzled the judges of this year’s contest with his first place image of a starry sky over Crater Lake National Park in Oregon.…

Video: Go On the Road With Andrew McCarthy

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Last May, actor, director, and award-winning travel writer Andrew McCarthy sat down with our Trip Lit columnist Don George to talk about life on the road. You can now watch the Nat Geo Live! interview online. Learn how McCarthy made the transition from acting to writing and how he approaches new destinations. Plus, find out…

Strange Planet: Watermelon Skiing

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You haven’t lived until you’ve tried watermelon skiing. At least that’s what our friends over at Nothing to Do With Arbroath have to say about this wacky watermelon sport made popular in Chinchilla, Australia. Held every two years, the Chinchilla Melon Festival is four fun-filled days of melon activities including the headline event: watermelon skiing.…

Where’s Andrew? Video: Cute, Cuddly Sharks

Some of you have asked me about the sharks in Australia–what they like to eat, for instance. Well, as far as I can tell, sharks like cold barbecue chicken. I’m not a marine biologist or a shark expert. I am a swimmer and diver who gets to see sharks now and again. All I can…

Where’s Andrew? Video: Tasmanian Devils

While traveling in Tasmania, Andrew Evans fell for the adorable — yet dangerous — animal that is only found on the island: the Tasmanian Devil. Watch the video to learn more about the unique creature, and go to the Devils @ Cradle site to find out how you can help protect them.  [Where’s Andrew]

Tracing The Ganges River…

….by cycle-rickshaw, foot, rowboat, and any other means possible. Last weekend National Geographic Weekend host (and Traveler columnist) Boyd Matson interviewed documentary filmmakers JJ Kelley and Josh Thomas about their current trip: traveling along the Ganges River in India. Their videographer, journalist Dave Costello, gives an overview of their trip. Most people who visit India…

Video: Where’s Andrew? Leaving D.C.

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Yesterday, our intrepid global nomad Andrew Evans set off for his next journey. He’s been flying in the hours since, but here’s a quick glimpse at his departure. Check out www.nationalgeographic.com/wheresandrew for clues about where he’s headed — the first clue is revealed tomorrow at 10 a.m. [Where’s Andrew?]