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National Geographic Traveler features editor Amy Alipio recently returned from a long weekend with her young daughter in Amsterdam. Here are some of the high points of her trip, in her own words.
From: National Geographic | By: Intelligent Travel | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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More college students and senior citizens may soon get rides on golf carts equipped with sensors and cameras—but no drivers.
From: National Geographic | By: Wendy Koch | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Forget soulmates. Male prairie voles have no idea who they’re raising kids with—at least, not until they mate.
From: National Geographic | By: Rachel Becker | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Has anybody else found this summer to be hot and humid? Oh, right —pretty much everyone. Hottest year on record and all that. But that humidity…oof. Not being what you’d call a morning athlete, most of my mountain bike rides this summer have started...
From: National Geographic | By: Steve Casimiro | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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A new interactive map shows how wildfires have ravaged the western United States in 2015 – and over the past decade.
From: National Geographic | By: Geoff McGhee | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Europe has long been atop many traveler's wish lists. With shoulder season upon us and favorable exchange rates still holding strong, there's never been a better time to make that dream a reality. To help pare down the options, we asked our Nat Geo Travel...
From: National Geographic | By: Megan Heltzel | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Plastic trash is found in 90 percent of seabirds. The rate is growing steadily as global production of plastics increases.
From: National Geographic | By: Laura Parker | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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“It’s the ever-curling wave in so many ways,” says founder of Strongwater Mountain Surf Company Kevin Benhardt. The standing waves themselves, formed by rock features that sit along the riverbeds, actually do curl and break for as long as the water...
From: National Geographic | By: Max Lowe | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Pamela Olmstead has wanderlust in her heart. "I love to travel and see new places, and because Vancouver is my hometown, it’s always the one I’m running away from," she says. "But every time I leave and return home, I fall in love with this city...
From: National Geographic | By: I Heart My City | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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We weigh in on the critical question of critter cuteness with in-house expert Jonathan Kolby.
From: National Geographic | By: Rachel A. Becker | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Your travel contracts are riddled with enough surprise clauses to ruin a vacation. Outwit the lawyers by studying these loopholes.
From: National Geographic | By: Christopher Elliott | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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A scientist peeked under a rock and found an unusually colored mutant of a venomous funnel-web spider.
From: National Geographic | By: Carrie Arnold | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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When gold prices soared and the Great Recession hit, the author joined a new California gold rush.
From: National Geographic | By: Simon Worrall | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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The move to ramp down turbines during the fall migration season is "a big deal," says one scientist.
From: National Geographic | By: Andrew Curry | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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The weather seems to be going haywire, with three simultaneous category 4 cyclones in the Pacific and what could be the easternmost hurricane to make landfall in the Atlantic.
From: National Geographic | By: Jane J. Lee | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Who will win: a sea snake or a stonefish?
From: National Geographic | By: Brian Clark Howard | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey talks about capturing images of the recently-renamed mountain.
From: National Geographic | By: Becky Little | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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With names like Heaven Help You and Pure Screaming Hell, the rapids on West Virginia's Gauley River are not for the fainthearted, especially in the fall, when large releases of water from Summersville Dam turn the Upper Gauley into a churning mass of...
From: National Geographic | By: Intelligent Travel | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Waters have calmed this summer, but recent sightings of great whites in the northeastern United States have lifeguards on alert.
From: National Geographic | By: Brian Clark Howard | Friday, September 4, 2015
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A trio of cyclones charges across the Pacific, and plankton blooms in the chilly waters of the Barents Sea.
From: National Geographic | By: Jane J. Lee | Friday, September 4, 2015
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A few of these opportunistic predators have found new sources of food as their regular sources diminish—but is it enough to save them?
From: National Geographic | By: Rachel A. Becker | Friday, September 4, 2015
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Polish diver describes dangers and allure of extreme cave diving.
From: National Geographic | By: Mark Synnott | Friday, September 4, 2015
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Oliver Green roams the globe with a camera in hand and shares his travels with the world through Instagram. He brought himself—and his great photographic eye—to our attention by tagging his photo with #NatGeoTravelPic on Instagram. Here’s a peek...
From: National Geographic | By: Tyler Metcalfe | Friday, September 4, 2015
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