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Join us, a National Geographic author and freelance writers for tips and inspiration to journey around the world.
Berlin is top of the list for cities that are “in” right now and here's how to do it on a budget. Twenty-six friends from California, New York, and London joined my partner and me last summer to share the cost of a modern, industrial loft for a week. We cooked many...read more
As avid travelers, we want to share the best travel apps we have found useful before and during our journeys worldwide. Walking tours anytime by local experts Detour, is a cool new app for people who hate conventional walking tours (meeting with large groups at an...read more
Then nightlife in Berlin is world famous with clubs that feature gardens, a swimming pools with a swing, a fake beach, beach, even a large tree house offering fluffy pillows and couches. Be prepared to dance all night and 'til 10 am and to listen to top quality...read more
Seeing Europe from a riverboat is an intimate way to navigate the historic Old World waterways. We were close to the water, so close in fact, that quacking ducks awoke us one day and chirping birds and chiming church bells another. This kind of trip is not about...read more
Adventure in The Canadian Rockies Only an hour from Calgary, and three hours from San Francisco, the mountains in Alberta are a world class destination for adventurers and nature lovers. And if you travel in July, don't miss the famous Calgary Stampede. Most popular...read more
A mother-daughter trip to Machu Picchu in Peru My 21-year-old daughter Annalyse draped her arm around my shoulder and I melted into the magic of the ethereal moment. Breathing heavily in the thin air at 8,000 feet, we were acutely aware of being intensely alive:...read more
Paris may be crawling with tourists scurrying to monuments and museums, but in Burgundy, a mere 90 minutes south on the TGV train, sightseeing is never an object. The pace is slow, the countryside bucolic and the pleasures of gastronomy rule supreme. The...read more
Barcelona’s sensory-rich food scene, stunning Gaudi-designed architecture and glitzy nightlife lure big crowds in the summer. Last year over 18 million tourists descended upon the Catalan metropolis of 5.5 million people. If you want Barcelona to yourself and you want...read more
Spring is an exciting time of the year to see Yellowstone wildlife, especially newborns. If you ask the locals, most residents of northwestern Wyoming’s Cody – situated east of Yellowstone National Park – will tell you the season truly begins when the babies make...read more
No one expected me to be a solo woman traveler. I had never eaten a meal alone in a restaurant or traveled on my own -- except for business trips. I surprised everyone, including myself. You too can travel alone. I discovered it's not lonely, it's empowering. You'll...read more
Imagine a glimmering, youthful city like San Francisco or Cape Town, built around water, with hundreds of bays and 37 beaches – that’s Sydney. And add a cosmopolitan vibe, sophisticated, athletic, loveable Aussies, safe bike paths and a world class culture to the...read more
In view of the recent rape in India and concerns for women traveling worldwide, it's even more important to be prepared and take precautions. I plan my accommodations, daytime activities and clothing to avoid being a target. You may wonder why are women vulnerable...read more