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Join us, a National Geographic author and freelance writers for tips and inspiration to journey around the world.
We already know that, like humans, dogs and cats release the 'love hormone' oxytocin. When I pat my dog, or look her in the eyes, I produce Oxytocin hormones, those same hormones women experience when breasting that relaxes the mother and increase her nurturing...read more
From Acapulco to New Delhi -- in tourist bars, hotel rooms, taxis and deserted streets, women are less safe than ever. Traveling to see the world is exciting and entirely safe for most of us, most of the time. However, for us, for women, we move around the world with...read more
December is one of the the busiest travel seasons, and this years is shaping up to be no different. Heavy traffic, long lines, inclement weather and drowsy drivers can play havoc with holiday driving. Consider these tips for your holiday travel. 1.Prep Your Vehicle ...read more
The mere name Burgundy evokes splendid wines, fine cellars, history and epicurean feasts. The secret is out among wine and food connoisseurs -- the best way to sample it all is aboard a luxury barge cruising along the Burgundy canals. Barging is...read more
Beat the winter blues by heading to Maui to swim with turtles before breakfast try stand-up paddle boarding at noon and barbecue with your family as the sun melts into the ocean. Now beachfront Kaanapali Alli luxury condominiums, located in Lahaina on Maui's west...read more
Where can you find the best jazz, rock, folk, or symphony? From Austin to Nashville, Chicago to Branson, here are top ten music cities in North America. 1. New Orleans, Louisiana, www.neworleanscvb.com “New Orleans bleeds music – it’s in the air, in the water, in the...read more
Visitors to San Francisco and locals head to the Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles, Carneros, or Santa Barbara to taste and discover new varietals at the many of the wineries and wine country towns. Consider these California wine pairings: Sauvignon Blanc & Oysters. A...read more
Why Travel With Teens? Attitude with a capital A, sullen silence and mono-syllabic conversations are only half the fun of traveling with teens. Add to this the pungent aroma of smelly socks (travel with teenage boys), or being locked out of the bathroom for hours...read more
"Polar bears move as if the country has belonged to them always." John Muir, on a visit to the Arctic in 1899 Less than an hour after we landed in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada at the remote lodge on Hudson Bay, we saw our first polar bear. In fact, it was a...read more
Many of us travel, among other reasons, for the love of food. These travel tips to help you survive your culinary adventures worldwide. My culinary adventures include eating yak eyeballs in Tibet, bamboo grubs in Thailand, fried crickets in Myanmar and Rocky...read more
You can tell a lot about a luxury hotel by the way it greets its guests. You might expect a formal doorman to meet you at the curb. That’s not the case at The Wickannish Inn, located on the Pacific coast of Vancouver Island, amidst towering cedar and spruce trees. ...read more
Everybody loves a road trip and kitschy, small-town landmarks are part of the fun. We've all seen them on highways and rural byways, massive roadside attractions that elicit a gasp or a guffaw — buffalo as big as locomotives, a helicopter-sized mosquito or a cowboy...read more