EXPLOREMY LIBRARY
Travel & Outdoor
National Geographic Traveler

National Geographic Traveler Jun-15 - Jul-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.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Frequency:
Back issues only
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in this issue

1 min.
remember when? disney parks then & now

No matter what the age, no matter what the vacation interest, multigenerational families find there’s something for everyone to enjoy on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation. From attractions to character dining to unique experiences throughout the theme parks and resorts, Walt Disney World Resort has endless ways for families to share the magic together. Walt Disney World Resort celebrates the endearing relationship that exists between grandparents and grandchildren. An adventure between grandparents and their grandchildren is like none other and the everyday doesn’t apply. Start planning your Grand Adventure today at Disneyworld.com/grandadventure. LEANNE R. VIRGINIA “Of all the tens of thousands of photos entered in the Then and Now Photo Contest, this shot is the one that gave me a time-traveler’s sense of joy. This shot captures something that has been going on…

2 min.
you can go where you want to

Pam answers the telephone at a call center cubicle for 1-800-VISIT-NC in Raleigh. The 60-year-old native North Carolinian in a tan uniform shirt is busy this chilly March day, but she takes a break to talk to me. “Folks are beginning to plan their summer vacations.” Her favorite spots? The coast with its wild horses, descendants of Spanish horses brought over to the New World; Topsail, where she is from; and the Biltmore (“It has 250 rooms!”). But Pam cannot visit the places she encourages others to see. She and some 15 other inmates of the North Carolina Correctional Institute for Women are part of a unique program fielding phone calls for the state’s tourism line. They also answer the fall foliage number (1-866-6-LEAVES) and the wine number (1-877-3-NCWINE). Though the…

1 min.
what’s new

Sure, you can’t actually witness day-to-day life in ancient Rome or Virginia’s Jamestown colony, but National Geographic’s new bimonthly History magazine can get you pretty close to the action. The June/July 2015 issue, which hits newsstands on May 26, takes an in-depth look at civilizations, cultures, and conflicts past, from the Maya ruins of Tikal in Guatemala to the Crusades of the Middle East. TALK TO US Website: natgeotravel.com E-mail: travel_talk@ngs.org Letters: National Geographic Traveler, 1145 17th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036. Include address, e-mail, and daytime telephone number. Letters may be shortened or edited for publication. Masthead: travel.nationalgeographic.com/masthead. Subscriber Services: ngtservice.com, 1-800-NGS-LINE (647-5463). Traveler is also available for the iPad through iTunes. SOLENT NEWS/SPLASH NEWS/CORBIS (HORSES), NIKOLA SMERNIC (PIANO)…

1 min.
the band’s back together

When Croatia-based photographer Nikola Smernic snapped the above shot while on vacation in Queenstown, New Zealand, he didn’t know anything about its subjects. After the endearing picture won our annual photo contest’s Merit Award in 2013, the piano busker and animal-hat-wearing girl, who had no prior connection, both reached out to Smernic and have stayed in contact since—the street musician even played at Smernic’s wedding. ENTER NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER’S 2015 PHOTO CONTEST AT NATGEO.COM/TRAVELERPHOTOCONTEST .…

1 min.
expert tips on l.a. food trucks

It’s Cleaner Than You Think Food trucks might be more sanitary than your favorite restaurant. Trucks head to a commissary every night, as required by law, where they are cleaned and prepped to look brand-new each morning. Enjoy a Side of Culture The best lunch spot is outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Fill up on artwork, order from the line of trucks on Wilshire Boulevard, and then sit on the grass next to parts of the Berlin Wall. Ignore the Hype From bacon cupcakes to gourmet dog treats, many trucks cater to novelty over taste. Bypass the kitsch offerings and stick to the long-lived classics, like taco vendors that only appear after 11 p.m. CHECK OUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE’S L.A. FOOD TRUCKS FEATURE IN THE JULY ISSUE.…

1 min.
raiders of the lost art

For archaeologists and 1980s film buffs, National Geographic Museum’s new Indiana Jones exhibit is the holy grail. Take an interactive tour through the fictional ancient villages of Mayapore and Akator, and learn the factual history behind stories like the Ark of the Covenant. View props from the series, then dig deeper with real artifacts from lost cities around the world. OPENS MAY 8 AT THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MUSEUM, IN WASHINGTON, D.C. LUCASFILM LTD. (GOLD HEAD, SKULL)…