National Geographic Traveler

National Geographic Traveler August/September 2018

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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!

Secrets are discoveries waiting to happen. Sometimes they’re submerged, lingering beneath the surface, perceptible only to those who know what clues to look for. Other times they’re scattered like stars, twinkling but intangible. Years ago I strolled across purple-hued sands on Namibia’s Skeleton Coast. Focused on the seals in the distance, I overlooked the gemstones beneath my feet. Tiny garnet granules, which colored the coast like wine on a tablecloth, glinted in the sunlight. I scooped up the sand but the gems slipped through my fingers. Secrets are hard to hold. But keeping secrets is not our mission at National Geographic, where we have been at the forefront of discovery since 1888. Quite the opposite: we flaunt our findings. Machu Picchu. Titanic. Jane Goodall’s revelations of chimpanzee behavior. And my favorites,…

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nat geo highlights

TITANIC: THE UNTOLD STORY Yes, there’s more to this well-known tale of tragedy. Through January 6, 2019, at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C., view newly displayed artifacts and find out the Cold War connection to the ship’s 1985 discovery. See WORLD HERITAGE National Geographic has partnered with UNESCO to highlight cultural journeys across Europe. Learn how 34 World Heritage sites reveal European culture at PLANET OR PLASTIC? National Geographic has launched a global initiative to combat plastic pollution. Travelers can help by avoiding single-use plastics. Check out the reusable (and packable) shopping bags, straws, utensils, and S’well water bottles 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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carried away

Each day 750,000 people zigzag through the main hall of New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, catching trains and subways and hustling to shops, restaurants, happy hours, and selfies on the marble stairs. But it’s a good bet many of them don’t know the secrets this landmark holds. Restored in the 1990s to 1913 Beaux-Arts glory, Grand Central dazzles with a 75-foot-high ceiling graced by 2,500 stars and 12 gold-leaf zodiac constellations. Sky-gazers wonder, “Why do Pegasus and others float backwards?” Railroad man/builder Cornelius Vanderbilt’s answer: the perspective is divine. The station claims the deepest basement in Manhattan and the most train platforms (44) in the world. But New Yorkers cherish the site for its oyster bar, “hidden” Jazz-Age lounge called The Campbell, and public tennis court on the fourth floor. At…

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of books, gods, and the heavens

In many ways the people of ancient India were far ahead of their time. Several World Heritage sites highlight the ways that India’s builders of old were visionaries, erecting monumental stone structures that have stood the test of time. A university, a temple, and an observatory stand tall among sites recognized for their outstanding beauty and cultural significance. What was it like to be a student in ancient India? Come to Nalanda Mahavihara to find out. Situated in the state of Bihar in northeastern India, Nalanda University holds the ruins of a centuries-old monastic and scholastic institution. Scholars and teachers journeyed here from Tibet, China, Korea, and Central Asia. Wander among the striking shrines, stupas, and viharas (residential and educational buildings) and gain an education into the studious life of ancient…

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rock stars

1 Gobi Desert, Mongolia Roam places where the ferocious Velociraptor, star of Jurassic Park, hunted and raised young. If you’re patient (and lucky), you might come across bones of a two-ton Pinacosaurus or the remnants of eggs laid by a plant-eating Protoceratops. Take a group tour such as National Geographic’s “Discover Mongolia,” which features a day trip to the Flaming Cliffs paleontology site, a protected part of a park that Minjin helped create. Count on sunny, windy conditions, and keep an eye out for the occasional herd of Mongolian gazelle. 2 Alberta, Canada At Dinosaur Provincial Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, book a guided trip to the bone beds, where you can learn how to identify dinosaur fossils. Plan ahead, Minjin says, because tours fill up fast. And stay in the area…

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road trip coastal maine

Rugged shores, classic coastal towns, and lobster rolls washed down with hoppy local beer. This is Maine’s late-summer perfection—the micro-season when the Pine Tree State shines. It’s when the water is warmest, and the wild blueberries are ripest for the picking. Last August, the Maine Sea Grant, along with the state’s tourism bureau and aquaculture industry, launched the Oyster Trail of Maine to promote the burgeoning bivalve scene, which stars the Crassostrea virginica variety. But even if the idea of slurping down an oyster makes you squeamish, following the trail of Maine’s mighty mollusk leads to plenty of memorable spots. Unlike the remote northwestern parts of the state, where unmarked logging roads and vast swaths of impenetrable backcountry reign supreme, in coastal Maine the world actually is your oyster. Motoring along Route…