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National Geographic Traveler Oct-14

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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cities of tomorrow—here today

IN 1982 I LEFT NEW YORK CITY for a long stint in Knoxville, Tennessee. It was about to host the World’s Fair in an attempt to increase its global profile, still smarting from the Wall Street Journal’s dismissive opinion of it as a “scruffy little city on the Tennessee River.” Which it was. Today, this place once eager to become more citified has grown comfortable with its simple livability, its state leadership in green energy, its proximity to astonishing natural beauty, and its Appalachian cultural and musical roots. (In fact, it recently announced the first annual Scruffy City Comedy Festival, to be held this November.) There was a time when I could not wait to leave Knoxville; today I would love to return there to live. It symbolizes how cities, and…

3 min.
just your cup of tea

TALK TO US E-mail: travel_ talk@ngs.org Twitter: @NatGeoTravel Instagram: @NatGeoTravel Facebook: National Geographic Travel Letters: Travel Talk Editor,National Geographic Traveler, 1145 17th St. N.W. Washington, DC 20036 Include address and daytime telephone number. Letters we publish may be excerpted or edited. Subscriber Services: ngtservice.com 1-800-NGS-LINE (647-5463) ANDREW MCCARTHY’S “Steeped in Darjeeling” (June/July 2014) stirred up old memories for Norma Pycock McClintic of Richmond, Va. “Thank you for a beautiful article about a part of the world that’s dear to me. My father was a tea planter in Assam, and my sister and I were born there. My first memory was being carried in a wicker chair into a hill station en route to Darjeeling, where we evacuated during World War II. I was small, but I remember the impressive Kanchenjunga mountain, which I had the pleasure of seeing again from the air in…

2 min.
inside nat geo travel

FIELD NOTES PICTURE-PERFECT ISLANDS In a biodiversity hotspot such as the Galápagos Islands, travelers face a spectacular dilemma: how to capture its endless wildlife photo ops (like the puffed-up frigatebird at left). That’s where National Geographic photo expeditions enter the picture, with trip experts revealing tricks for getting the best shots. Former Traveler photo editor Krista Rossow suggests changing perspective to an animal’s level. “For iguanas or giant tortoises, that can mean lying on your belly or kneeling— bring kneepads! Getting lower can also isolate a subject against water, sky, or foliage so it stands out against the background.” NATIONALGEOGRAPHICEXPEDITIONS.COM/PHOTOTRIPS JUST BACK Scotland’s Outer Hebrides by Bike Only a ferry ride away from the mainland, this archipelago feels far removed in time and temperament, with few tourists to mar one’s Outlander fantasies. The Western Isles, as…

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a touch of glass in connecticut

IN THE BEDROOM COMMUNITY of New Canaan, Connecticut, Philip Johnson’s landmark Glass House disappears and then rises from fog. Atop this wooded promontory where Johnson often retreated from 1949 until his death in 2005, Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya choreographed 600 water nozzles for “Veil,” a hide-and-reveal sequence that once each hour envelops the transparent house (pictured on page 13 ). In the words of Glass House director Henry Urbach, Nakaya’s art installation transforms “a timeless icon into something ephemeral.” ART 101 Coining the term “International Style,” Johnson mounted the first U.S. exhibition of modern architecture in 1932. HOW TO VISIT Open for the season through November 30, this National Trust for Historic Preservation property offers tours and, new in 2014, self-guided walks. Visitors can explore the famed architect’s house, a sculpture gallery,…

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where the young and hungry go in paris

THE PARIS NEIGHBORHOOD AROUND the Canal St. Martin was long known more for decaying warehouses than for its wrought iron bridges. Then came the popular movie Amélie, with its title character skipping stones along the nearly three-mile-long canal, and the tree-lined waterfront in the 10th arrondissement became a perennial up-and-comer. Finally, the tide has turned for the quartier, and its rough edges have been smoothed out for picnics and promenades. “Like Shoreditch in London, or Williamsburg in New York, it’s where the new things are being created in Paris,” says business owner Mickael Benichou. SWEET SPOT Industrial-chic Liberté bakery puts new spins on old favorites. Order the “bobo au rhum” dessert, its name a nod to the neighborhood’s hipsters, whom Parisians call “bourgeois bohemians” or “bobos.” SHOW TIME Take the pulse of…

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life is more than a beach in fiji

ON A RAFT FLOATING down Fiji’s Upper Navua River gorge, under dangling 100-foot vines, time stops. Like a tropical Grand Canyon, this gorge slices through the volcanic heart of Viti Levu—the largest island of the Fijian archipelago—and redefines island paradise. GOOD CALL The Upper Navua represents one of the most unique conservation cooperatives in the world, and one of the only protected rivers in the South Pacific. In 2000, an alliance of nine local leaders, two villages, a logging company, and a government entity placed a ban on logging, mining, and road construction within 200 meters (656 feet) of either side of the river’s lapping waters. HIT THE SLOTS Take to one of the longest navigable slot canyons in the world, at roughly 18 miles long. Sheer walls rocket 150 feet skyward…