National Geographic Traveler

National Geographic Traveler June/July 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!

Summer is a season for losing yourself—for unleashing wanderlust, embracing curiosity, and exploring new places. Summer is also a season for finding yourself—perhaps precisely because you unleashed wanderlust, embraced curiosity, and explored new places. This interplay of opposites—foreign and familiar, old and new, lost and restored—is what makes travel such a rewarding pursuit. In this issue we are proud to share “The Beautiful Road,” a story about an epic drive in New Zealand, a place we love that is recovering from an act of hate. Our tale is about a spirit of hospitality that will not be diminished. “Prairie Home” honors the Native American and conservation communities that have rehabilitated and protected Oklahoma’s Tallgrass Prairie Preserve for generations to come. Our Best List, a data-backed index of the most welcoming…

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Double Take The more you look, the more you see. And what at first seems familiar soon morphs into the surreal. For the captivating images of his Cityscape series, Nicolas Ruel takes inspiration from the world’s busiest places, where people and action converge within a framework of iconic architecture. The Montreal-born photographer has captured more than 60 cities with his double-exposure technique that involves pointing the camera in one direction for four seconds and then another for four more seconds, while the shutter remains open. In this layered vision of Palace Square in St. Petersburg, Russia, Ruel shows modern-day denizens alongside grand relics of the imperial past, such as the General Staff Building with its triumphal arch and the Alexander Column honoring an emperor. (The Winter Palace dazzles just out of view.) From…

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travel better reef relief

The world’s coral reefs are suffering, and chemicals commonly found in sunscreen contribute to the problem. But there are some bright ideas afoot. Some destinations, such as Hawaii and Palau, have introduced bans on harmful sunscreens; these bans will go into effect in the coming years. Here we offer facts and strategies to help you protect both your skin and the coral reefs. MILLION species are estimated to live on or around the world’s coral reefs. 14,000 TONS of sunscreen are thought to wash into the oceans each year. 82,000 CHEMICALS from personal-care products may be tainting the seas. ABOUT 80 PERCENT of corals in the Caribbean have been lost in the last 50 years due to pollution, coastal development, and warming waters. TAKE COVER Pick shady spots for games and bring an umbrella, or…

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explorer’s guide volcanoes

Hot Spots “To me, volcanoes are the most tangible phenomena showing that our planet is alive,” says volcanologist Arianna Soldati, a National Geographic explorer. Worldwide, there are about 1,500 active volcanoes, some of which are sacred to local populations. Before you visit one, be sure to learn about beliefs surrounding the peak, and get an update on the volcanic activity. Once you’re there, allow plenty of time for wonder. Here are three of Soldati’s picks for Earth’s mostfiery destinations. —Katie Knorovsky 1 Stromboli, Italy This island north of Sicily is known as the “lighthouse of the Mediterranean” due to its frequent volcanic activity—and the way its incandescent explosions illuminate the night sky. With a mild eruption at least every 20 minutes, the lava fountain is a sure bet for travelers, says Soldati. Join a…

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city guide vancouver

“Vancouver is a wonder city,” Canadian author Stephen Leacock once wrote. “It has the combined excellence of nature’s gift and man’s handiwork.” Today this statement rings truer than ever. The glittering glass metropolis—set against temperate rainforest, ocean inlets, and the Coast Mountains of British Columbia—keeps finding new ways to shine. Over the past five years, the city has taken important steps toward reconciliation with the native Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh people, and a thriving indigenous tourism industry has grown along with it. More restaurants and bars are sourcing local ingredients—from foraged berries to Douglas fir infusions—and a booming brewery and distillery scene rivals that of Portland. An ethic of sustainability permeates the culture of Vancouver, which brims with community gardens and farmers markets, plus LEED-certified buildings and more than 275 miles of…

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modern history

When you spot the terracotta-tiled Millennium Gate and the dragon-topped red lampposts, you know you’ve arrived in Vancouver’s vibrant Chinatown. For a primer on the neighborhood, join HISTORICAL CHINATOWN TOURS to venture inside 100-year-old clan houses, where Chinese elders play mah-jongg, and behind the scenes at SAI WOO, the modern rendition of a restaurant that first opened in 1925. The sign out front is a crowd-funded replica of the original, which pays homage to Pender Street’s neon glory days. Other highlights include the DR. SUN YAT-SEN CLASSICAL CHINESE GARDEN, an oasis of flowering trees, koi ponds, and stone courtyards built in Ming dynasty style, and the RENNIE MUSEUM, showcasing one of Canada’s biggest contemporary art collections (by appointment) in the district’s oldest building. This summer the CHINATOWN STORYTELLING CENTER opens…