National Geographic Traveler

National Geographic Traveler December 2018/January 2019

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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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editor’s note by george!

Sometimes people travel to new places to discover ancient truths. To me, this is proof that venturing out is among the most hopeful things anyone can do—and it’s an inspired way to kick off a new year. Our Best Trips issue is full of perspective-changing journeys that channel the power of curiosity into a search for connection with the promise of discovery. Travel is no longer limited to explorations of our own planet, and there’s much to be learned from the space beyond our own. National Geographic’s new Starstruck initiative is a science-fueled celebration of the cosmos and our place within it. In this issue producer Ron Howard shares how his fascination with the cosmos inspired his storytelling in the second season of National Geographic’s Mars series. While working on his…

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nat geo highlights

OPEN EXPLORER Citizen scientists, unite! And share your discoveries. On National Geographic’s community platform, learn about fieldwork being conducted around the world, from chameleon conservation in Uganda to meteorite searches in Lake Michigan: . SUBSCRIBE NOW! We inspire our readers to explore the world with passion and purpose. For ideas about where to go next, subscribe to National Geographic Traveler at FELINE FRENZY Tune in to Nat Geo WILD November 30-December 2 for Big Cat Weekend. Footage by some of the world’s best wildlife filmmakers showcases the power—and the plight—of species such as cheetahs, tigers, and lions. See the programming schedule at . 27% Your curiosity empowers our mission. Twenty-seven percent of our proceeds support the National Geographic Society’s work in exploration, education, and conservation.…

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into the okavango

Though it’s hard to fathom, an elephant can seem to vanish into the reeds of Botswana’s Okavango Delta. From the calm of a mokoro (dugout canoe), you may sense a rustle in the grass, or detect furtive munching, yet see nothing bigger than a malachite kingfisher or lilac-breasted roller for long stretches. Then, when you least expect it, a gray form will rush through the reeds, trumpeting and shaking its tusks, flapping its ears furiously to remind you that the largest freshwater wetland system in southern Africa is a place of wild wonder—emphasis on wild. The inky waters of this inland delta provide refuge and sustenance for creatures great and small, including the world’s largest remaining elephant population. It’s this bastion of biodiversity that National Geographic Fellow Steve Boyes describes as…

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gear guide cameras

As the photo engineer for National Geographic magazine, I’ve designed and built custom equipment such as long-range shutter triggers and a robotic camera platform shaped like a bird. Along with this work, I also test consumer products. Here are my compact-camera recommendations for shutterbugs on the go. ADVENTURE If you like to hike, kayak, or snorkel, choose these lightweight but rugged tools. The Sony RX100 VI (1) is an all-around versatile shooter, while the waterproof Olympus TG-5 (2) lets you get wet without worries. Use the UltraPod II (3) to eliminate camera shake and the F-stop Large Accessory Pouch (4) to carry your kit. NATURE The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II (5) performs well with motion and scenery. Try these lenses: ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO (6) for wildlife, ED 7-14mm f/2.8…

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city guide madrid

The 2008 global financial crisis hit Madrid hard, and for years Spain’s capital seemed to settle into its reputation as a cast-in-amber relic of bygone grandeur. But that just might have saved the magnificent metropolis from the overtourism woes of other European destinations. Now Madrid has reemerged with fresh energy. Its barrios buzz with trendy new restaurants, pop-up design fairs draw arty crowds, and greening projects—including new bike paths—promise to make the city more accessible and enjoyable. Manuela Carmena, Madrid’s second consecutive female mayor, even wrote a book about social change titled Why Things Can Be Different. It’s one more sign of a city on the upswing. But Madrid retains a respect for history. It may be the only city in the world where you can visit an ancient Egyptian temple, a…

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bohemian barrio

Established in the 16th century just beyond Madrid’s medieval town walls, Lavapiés has a long history as an outlier. But now this multicultural neighborhood is gaining insider status. Immigrants from Africa and Asia, as well as young Spaniards drawn by the relatively cheap rents, have created a vibrant melting pot where travelers can find Senegalese restaurants, Arabic teahouses, and traditional tapas bars within blocks of one another. Colorful murals along the narrow, winding streets are the main attraction for graffiti tours like those given by MADRID STREET ART PROJECT’S SAFARIS URBANOS. A former tobacco factory has been transformed into a community center, LA TABACALERA, hosting exhibitions, lectures, and debates, while the NATIONAL FILM INSTITUTE (FILMOTECA ESPAÑOLA) offers screenings at the gorgeous 1923 CINE DORÉ movie theater. A burgeoning café culture…