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Intelligent Travel

  • Living Legends: The Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans

    Living Legends: The Mardi Gras Indians of New OrleansI’m sitting in a cluttered workshop in New Orleans’ Central City neighborhood. Surrounding me are plastic containers filled with beads and rhinestones of about every hue imaginable, elaborate feather headdresses, glue guns, oversize spools of… 9 Mar 16, 9:43pm

  • When Travel Goes WrongSometimes bad things happen to good people when they're far away from home. That doesn't mean they have to ruin your trip. As Ken Budd reminds us, it's all about putting things in the proper perspective. 3 Mar 16, 6:32pm

  • Books That Will Make You Fall In Love With the WorldNational Geographic's travel literature expert, Don George, shares four books guaranteed to make you fall in love with the world (and itch to start planning your next trip). 2 Mar 16, 2:59pm

  • Grand Torino: Italy’s Aperitivo CapitalTo most of us, vermouth is the stuff you use to make a Martini. Or a Manhattan. Fair enough. But as many of us are rediscovering, vermouth is among the most versatile of cocktail ingredients. What’s more, it’s great straight. Vermouth’s ori… 29 Feb 16, 10:09pm

  • Beyond the Beach in Curaçao

    Beyond the Beach in CuraçaoSitting 40 miles off the Venezuelan coast, the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao stretches close to 40 miles itself, from north to south. And though most of the action happens at beachfront resorts and sandy expanses crowded with cruise ship pass… 26 Feb 16, 9:15pm

  • Local Flavor: Hot Chicken in Nashville“Hot chicken” is Nashville’s most famous dish. With two equally famous establishments in the city, Prince's Hot Chicken Shack and Hattie B's, residents love to argue who fries it best. 26 Feb 16, 8:34pm

  • A Perfect Day in Washington, D.C.I’ve lived in Washington for (gulp) 23 years—and something I’ve learned in all that time: This is one great city to visit. I recently had the honor of writing Nat Geo’s forthcoming book Walking Washington, D.C., and reveled in the chance t… 25 Feb 16, 10:40pm

  • The Art of Sacred Placement in San Miguel de AllendeA charming Spanish colonial city with a UNESCO World Heritage designation, San Miguel de Allende, located in the central highlands of Mexico, is a mecca for all manner of creative types. In a place where scores of art galleries cluster in and around… 24 Feb 16, 9:44pm

Europe a la Carte

  • Why Travelling First Class No Longer Represents Luxury TravelThose that have had the pleasure of flying class know just how luxurious it can be. Whereas economy is loud, cramped and not very private, flying first class allows you peace, quiet, space and incredible service. For many people, their idea of a luxu… 15 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 3:29pm

  • Why You Should Walk Around and Risk Getting Lost in CitiesWhen I was in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. I decided to walk the two miles to the Botanical Gardens. Although I could have used my Gothenburg City Card to take the tram, I wanted some exercise and the route looked interesting. I found several inte… 5 days ago, 23 Mar 17, 6:01am

  • Lunch in the Greenhouse at Fridheimar Tomato Farm IcelandWe stopped for lunch in the greenhouse at the Fridheimar tomato farm on our Golden Circle tour in Iceland. The most popular lunch option at Fridheimar is the tomato soup buffet. I opted for this The home-made bread was really good. The other lunch op… 19 days ago, 9 Mar 17, 6:19am

  • Making the Most of Your Gothenburg City CardIf you plan to do a lot of sightseeing in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, it could be worthwhile buying a Gothenburg City Card. The Gothenburg City Card costs: Adults: 24 hours – SEK 375, 48 hours –  SEK 525, 72 hours –  SEK 675 Children : 24… 25 days ago, 2 Mar 17, 9:03pm

  • Geysir IcelandOne of the highlights of our Golden Circle Tour in Iceland was Geysir. The mixture of sunshine and dark clouds made this steamy geothermal landscape all the more dramatic. The gift shop had a good selection of garments and souvenirs, plus free toilet… 40 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 5:39am

  • Tips on When to Book the Cheapest FlightsResearch by Opodo has identified the best days and months to book cheap flights. Analysis of the average price paid during 2016 for return flights from the UK, booked on the Opodo website, uncovered the optimum times to find the lowest prices for fli… 49 days ago, 7 Feb 17, 4:37pm

  • Boarding Maritiman in Gothenburg SwedenMaritiman is a maritime experience centre located on Packhuskajen quay close to the Opera House. It consists of nineteen moored ships joined by walkways. I hadn’t planned to visit the Maritman, it was en route on my walk from the Gothenburg City M… 61 days ago, 26 Jan 17, 6:15am

  • Pingvellir National Park IcelandOur first stop on the Golden Circle tour in Iceland was the Pingvellir National Park. Pingvellir, translated as Parliament Plains, was the site of the Icelandic legislative assembly between 930 to 1798. Pingvellir is located 45 km northeast of the c… 68 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 5:26am

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