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In the British capital, a street can have many names—and surprises—if it’s been around for almost 2,000 years.
Close up view of an Africanized honeybee, known colloquially as killer bees.
Charming photos reveals a softer side of the world’s largest terrestrial predator.
Amsterdam’s canals are dotted with boats of all shapes and sizes, but one vessel stands out in particular—the Catboat—the world’s only floating animal sanctuary.
These feline photo subjects relax against the bright blue buildings of Morocco, jump across ruins in Greece, and watch fishermen curiously in Japan. #InternationalCatDay
A cat looks at the camera while her kittens feed in Istanbul, Turkey. Happy #InternationalCatDay!
With a little planning, pen, and paper, all the most important parts of your next trip can be accessible to you for years to come.
Though far reduced in number from their heyday, these cars are a testament to Mexico's decades-long love affair with the vehicles affectionately known as "vochos."
From missing spacecraft to eerie auroras, volunteer scientists are making some amazing discoveries.
A neo-Gothic castle built around 1900 sits on a cliff over on the Black Sea in Yalta, Crimea.
As the hobby soars in popularity, there’s an increase in calls for birders to help preserve the wildlife they love watching.
Eavesdrop on the sounds of distant destinations, from traditional rubab guitar in Afghanistan to Latin pop in Argentina.
Including museums and art spaces in family trips can help kids develop their creativity and turn them on to travel.
A second outburst of lava in under a year strongly suggests that the country’s Reykjanes Peninsula will become one of the most volcanically dynamic parts of the planet for several generations.
Tens of thousands of caves sprawl beneath Tennessee’s hills and farmlands, making for the perfect spelunking road trip.
Housed in an antique theater, it's easy to see why Argentina's Ateneo Grand Splendid is often called "the world's most beautiful bookstore."
No, it’s not in Scotland or Ireland. Here's how Germany became home to more than 250 distillers producing award-winning whiskey.
The shrine of Qom holds the remains of Fatima, the sister of Imam Reza in Qom, Iran.
Monterey is California’s hot spot for ocean lovers.
Here are six sustainable travel ideas that you should consider before your next escape to paradise.
Silent streets and derelict buildings offer a glimpse into the lives of once thriving communities.
Lion cubs play together in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
Dive into why and where America’s hot springs bubble up, plus how to try them for yourself.
Think you have to travel to Finland or Norway to see the northern lights? Think again.
Submerging grapes in the sea, or studying vineyards buried under the ash of Mount Vesuvius, these winemakers are recreating natural and sustainable wine from bygone eras.
High tide fills the Piazza San Marco with water in Venice, Italy.
The unique quality of Polynesian tattoo designs has inspired visitors to take home a more permanent souvenir. But how should travelers who aren’t part of that culture get a tattoo respectfully?
By participating in volunteer scientist programs, visitors to Acadia National Park can help scientists learn about the current state of the intertidal zone and how they can preserve it for future generations.
Eco-friendly and adaptable, washi made the traditional way still thrives in towns steeped in history.
The Post and Telegraph Office overlook a fountain and traffic in Madrid, Spain.
To those outside Bangladesh, Cox’s Bazar is the world’s largest refugee camp. But to many Bangladeshis, it’s a favorite tourist destination—and one of the world’s longest natural sand beaches.
These wild and wondrous works evoke a sense of amazement and may even spark your own creativity.
Founded in the 16th century, San Miguel de Allende is known for its stunning, UNESCO-recognized architecture—and for its meticulously prepared gourmet coffee.
After a hyena attack left this elephant with one-third of his trunk, an elephant sanctuary was able to nurse him back to health. Video by David Chancellor, @RetetiSanctuary.
While there’s little chance of bumping into any deities, travelers can find virtually untouched landscapes and historical treasures while driving across western Cyprus.
Footage by Michaela Skovranova and Tim Charody.
This golden hour is perhaps our most universally adored sky show, yet it dazzles in so many different ways across the face of the planet.
Visitors to this dot of land in the Bering Sea find music from a surprising source.
A Great White breaches the water with the bait lure. Watch #SharkFest on National Geographic and stream on #DisneyPlus.
Their bravery and intimate knowledge of the surrounding terrain made the baqueanos the most sought-after guides in these "no man’s lands."
Discover the continent’s lesser-traveled areas, where trails weave through idyllic coastal towns, mountain-top monasteries, and picturesque waterfalls—sans crowds.
The swallow is a symbol of Portugal so subtly synonymous with the culture that travelers may not even notice it.
Due to their appearance and reputation, the gray nurse shark was culled to near extinction. An aggregation site in Sydney, Australia is helping to protect them. Watch #SharkFest on National Geographic and stream on #DisneyPlus.
The popularity of rock climbing and its sister sport, bouldering, is raising questions about the damaging environmental effects of climbing chalk—a ubiquitous and essential tool.
Your chance of being bitten by a shark is still extraordinarily low, and your risk of death from a shark is even less. Here’s how to stay safe (and respect wildlife) at the beach.
On #InternationalTigerDay, see how a photographer and conservationist is trying to preserve big cats for future generations.
An Indian tiger, Panthera tigris tigris, takes a dip in a pool to cool off from the heat in Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh State, India.
Seeing a tiger requires patience—and just a little luck. #InternationalTigerDay
Over the past few years, an increasing number of people are slowly turning again toward the city's coastlines bordering saltwater bays, tidal rivers, and the Atlantic Ocean.
When the new crescent moon appears on July 28, 2022, Muslims across the world will celebrate the beginning of a sacred month—and a period of mourning and reflection.
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