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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.

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)

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.…

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…

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.…

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…

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.

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?]

Where’s Andrew?: FIELD TRIP

Our intrepid global nomad Andrew Evans is gearing up for his next big trip…but where exactly is still under wraps. Today he visits the National Geographic Maps division to pick up some maps for his journey. I love maps. For me, maps are the seeds of good travel and it’s how I begin all my…

Strange Planet: Pixels ‘R’ Us

Forget swine flu or terrorist attacks. The real metropolitan danger comes from mass pixelation, at least according to this Daily Motion video by Patrick Jean. Today New York City, tomorrow the world! PIXELS by PATRICK JEAN. Hat-tip: National Geographic photographer @Carsten_Peter

Video: The Amazon at Night

Traveler editor in chief Keith Bellows writes about his trip down the Peruvian section of the Amazon River in this month’s issue of the magazine. Here, he and photographer Richard Olsenius share their experiences venturing out onto the river at night. Isolated and alone, they wonder whether they’ll be able to find their way home.…

When Traveler contributing writer Donovan Webster and his son James traveled to Niger late last year for the annual Tuareg Festival, they managed to get prime seats for the festival’s main event: the Camel Races. Of course, those seats were in a Land Cruiser driving along a dusty, bouncy stretch of desert… On the last…

Did you miss our fabulous webinar with Andrew Evans earlier this week? Well all is not lost, as we’ve just posted the entire recording online. You can tune in to watch a slideshow with some previously unseen photos, hear Andrew provide some of the background for his trip (how did he keep his phone charged…

Introducing: Nat Geo Wild

Yesterday, National Geographic launched a new TV network, Nat Geo Wild. The focus of this new channel is wildlife, and I’m excited about the idea of shows that concentrate on the animals themselves. Among its many offerings, shows like Mystery Gorillas with Mireya Mayor will raise awareness about some of the most pressing wildlife conservation…

Antarctica’s South Georgia Island has a population of several million penguins. I know that for a fact because I think I took that many pictures of them. One of those penguins happened to be black–all black–and perhaps you noticed, that one penguin’s been getting a bit of attention lately. Several people have asked if I…

Bus2Antarctica: Andrew Returns!

We had a visitor drop by the office today whom we haven’t seen in a while… Glad to have you back Andrew. We’ve missed you! There’s still plenty of stories, photos, and videos from Andrew’s adventure, not to mention the article that he’ll be working on for an upcoming issue out later this year. So…

Andrew Evans may be stuck in Ushuaia, waiting to find his way home, but here on the blog his trip continues, as we’ve only scratched the surface in terms of Antarctic content. In today’s post, Andrew explores the desolate outpost on Deception Island, where he actually went for a swim. There is a reason that…

In this month’s issue of Traveler, we excerpt contributing editor Carl Hoffman’s upcoming book, The Lunatic Express. In the excerpt, Hoffman describes riding an Indonesian ferry that felt like “every man, woman, and child in Jakarta was swarming into her belly.” But after several days on the boat, he writes, the passengers began to treat…

Do you know an intrepid student ready to explore the world this summer? On Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 8 p.m., you can join National Geographic for an online presentation about our summer high school travel program. You can find out more about our summer expeditions and On Campus programs, and hear from popular National…

Andrew Evans reflects on his six weeks of haphazard bus-filled travels, and the wonder of actually setting foot on Antarctica.   You’ve all been very patient readers. Thank you. I’ve been waiting a long time, too. It’s taken me six weeks to get to Antarctica and I’ve found out that the closer I get, the…

Andrew Evans offers us a glimpse inside his cabin on board the National Geographic Explorer. Anyone else feel like stowing away? Andrew Evans is tweeting about his travels aboard the National Geographic Explorer at @Bus2Antarctica. Want more? Follow the map of his journey, bookmark all of his blog posts, watch videos, and get the full…