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Huckleberry Finn and Jim had their raft. Modern adventurers have their cars and the Great River Road. Now in its 75th year, this national scenic byway follows the Mississippi for 2,069 miles and ten states.

In the words of one passing snowshoer, the Ice Age Trail is “the best trek you’ve never heard of.” And we’ve tried to experience it as the glaciers that carved it would have intended: in the off season.

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 from the Web #ngtradar. Check back on the blog on Wednesdays for our Travel Lately round up.

Dead Poets Remembrance Day

This Thursday, October 7th, poetry-lovers across the country will gather for the first annual Dead Poets Remembrance Day, a unique opportunity to meet at the graves of American poets and read their verse aloud. Walter Skold, founder of the Dead Poets Society of America, developed the idea for the holiday after taking a 15,000 mile…

Road Trip: Summer Concerts

Traveler intern Daniel Bortz plans the ultimate summer road trip, cruising across the country in search of some of America’s best music festivals. Music lovers know there’s nothing better than a live concert on a cool summer night. And while many artists tour year-round, the summer months give bands and listeners alike a time to…

State Fare

After reading an article in this weekend’s New York Times about Utah’s unique Pastrami Burger, National Geographic writer Catherine L. Barker blogged about her own reporting on obscure regional foods a few years ago, when she discovered such local favorites as the Kringle, a round, flaky pastry in Racine, Wisconsin, or Livermush, a North Carolina…

Hello city-lovers! This was our first entry to come in from the under-10 set, and we had to admire the remarkably well-honed tastes of Ruby (age 4) and Kiva (age 8), who were eager to share the favorite spots in their Bay View neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Also, we love anyone who puts a tater…

I Heart My City: Sonia’s Madison

Pancake Ice forms on Lake Mendota in Madison, Wisconsin To mark the release of our March issue (now on newsstands), we’re celebrating cities over the next few weeks, and we’ve asked our readers to share what they love most about their towns. Still haven’t submitted? Here’s your chance. We’ve put together a list of fill-in-the-blank…

Discovering Weird Wisconsin

Earlier this summer, we learned that besides cheese, Wisconsin offers stellar tuba concerts and frigid films – a pretty strange combination. But as if that’s not weird enough, the state is now home to another quirky attraction. Ever wanted to see Orson Welles’s original typed script for Citizen Kane? Or how about a drinking glass…

The Houdini-themed fiberglass “Metamorph Lion” stands guard in front of Appleton’s History Museum. I had a sense of what to expect from Appleton, Wisconsin, when I visited the most wholesome of college towns in Middle America—and on Flag Day, no less. But the genial college town proved more surprising with each cheesehead I encountered (best…

Minnesota Greenroutes

Writer and  National Geographic Green Guide “Ecopolitan” blogger Jay Walljasper often contributes to Traveler’s Destination Watch Department, and today he sends along a dispatch from the wilds of Minnesota. While Lake Wobegon is a figment of humorist Garrison Keillor’s imagination, the small towns he celebrates each week on his show A Prairie Home Companion are…