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National Geographic Traveler

National Geographic Traveler Apr-15

National Geographic Traveler is the world's most widely read travel magazine. With captivating storytelling and beautiful you-are-there photography, National Geographic Traveler brings you the world’s best destinations. Experience the same high-quality articles and breathtaking photography contained in the print edition.

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United States
Idioma:
English
Editor:
National Geographic Society
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1 min.
the park in your backyard

I participate in a program at Nat Geo headquarters in which “seasoned” staffers like me nurture junior staffers. But I’m always astonished by how much mentors learn from the people they’re supposed to advise. Take my current mentee, Valerie Perry, a technical production specialist working for our Nat Geo Live events. Turns out this 30-year old has a passion for national parks and is on a personal quest to visit 100 parks before the National Park Service (NPS) centennial in 2016. A daunting, not to mention expensive, endeavor, no? On the contrary, Valerie reminds me, there are some 400 NPS sites spread across the U.S., and only about a third of these charge admission. I’ve made big trips to several of the marquee western parks, including Yellowstone, Zion, and Grand…

1 min.
secrets to long life

Still looking for that Fountain of Youth? Author and longevity expert Dan Buettner has a lasting remedy, thanks to his decade of research on the world’s “Blue Zones,” where residents live the longest (here’s looking at you, Ikaria, Greece; Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Loma Linda, California; Nicoya, Costa Rica). Live long and prosper with his latest National Geographic book, The Blue Zones Solution, which compiles diets, recipes, and health practices from these hearty havens to help you create a personal Blue Zone at home. THE BLUE ZONES SOLUTIONHITS BOOKSTORES APRIL 7. TALK TO US Website:traveler.nationalgeographic.comE-mail:travel_talk@ngs.orgTwitter: @NatGeoTravel Instagram: @NatGeoTravel Facebook: National Geographic Travel Letters: National Geographic Traveler, 1145 17th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036. Include address and daytime telephone number. Masthead:travelnationalgeographic.com/masthead. Subscriber Services:ngtservice.com, 1-800-NGS-LINE (647-5463). Traveler is also available on the iPad through iTunes.…

1 min.
switzerland bucket list

Local Makers On the streets of Carouge, Geneva’s “Greenwich Village,” you’ll find glassblowers, tearooms, stands with handmade soap, local writers’ works in bookshop windows, chocolatiers, and clockmakers. Swiss Cheese Raclette is basically gourmet nachos: cow’s milk cheese heated open-air and served with potatoes, onions, cornichons, and dried ham. Taste the melted morsels at Sierre’s Château de Villa, a 16th-century castle. St. Bernards At Martigny’s Fondation Barry and Musée et Chiens du Saint-Bernard, travelers can visit a museum dedicated to the fluffy St. Bernard dog and even take one of the 34 canine residents on a forest walk. STARTING MARCH 15, GO TO NATGEO.COM/TRAVEL FOR MORE POSTS ON SWITZERLAND.…

1 min.
catherine karnow

PHOTOGRAPHER “THE GLOW OF VIETNAM” PAGE 62 My Favorite Place I go to Vietnam at least once a year. It was love at first sight, 25 years ago. Not only is it a beautiful country with great food, an exquisite coastline, and a gorgeous capital city— I am drawn to the people. There is a sort of undefinable magic about Vietnam for me. I feel as if I belong there. City Living Hanoi’s French colonial architecture is magnificent, and the Old Quarter is charming in its crumbling decay. I love the modern art, the street life, and the café culture. Going Local When I’m on the ground, I travel on the back of a motorcycle, eat on the street, and explore back alleys and remote neighborhoods. I hate touristy places and avoid the beaten path. I…

1 min.
really, really big fish

Maybe grandpa’s old fishing tales weren’t exaggerations after all. Aquatic ecologist and Nat Geo Wild host Zeb Hogan, who has studied the world’s largest freshwater fish for more than a decade, showcases real-life leviathans in a new exhibit at National Geographic’s D.C. museum. Interactive displays, including a climbable 20-foot sawfish and a virtual fishing game, explain the growth spurt behind these underwater behemoths and why they’re essential to their ecosystems. “MONSTER FISH” OPENS MARCH 25 AT THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MUSEUM, BEFORE MOVING TO RENO, NEVADA’S DISCOVERY MUSEUM IN NOVEMBER .…

4 min.
stories of savannah

WHENEVER FOLKS hear I’m from Savannah, they want to know if it’s still the same as it was in John Berendt’s bestselling Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. They wonder, Does the city still have the book’s romance—the mad artists, the oppressive beauty, the fever dreams of blood and passion? I tell them, well, not if you just stay downtown. The rotting homes of the historic district—Lafayette Square and environs—were bought up, many of them, by rich Yankees and Atlantans, who restored and lacquered and polished them, and live in them two weeks a year. And the lawyers have turned the row houses into offices. You don’t see many children playing, or dogs. You see sprinklers, mist, and sepulchral moss. The entire place can feel like a museum. But the…