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New Series 'Live Free or Die' to Premiere Tuesday, September 30 on National Geographic

National Geographic Channel’s new series Live Free or Die examines one of America’s most remote subcultures

Are Miles Rewards Programs Worth It?

National Geographic Traveler Editor at Large Christopher Elliott is the magazine’s consumer advocate and ombudsman. Over the past 15 years he has helped countless readers fix their trips. Here’s his latest advice.

Mixing a person into a sword

The insertion of bones into the kiln is a key to his success. One Chinese technique for sword-making involved adding a bit of person into the mix. National Geographic tracked down this practice in present-day Taiwan. One sword-maker explains: "In...

Interview: Oded Wagenstein – Author of Snapn Travel Guide and dPS Writer

Oded Wagenstein is a travel photographer and writer. He’s built a reputation taking intimate portraits from around the world and is a regular contributor to National Geographic Traveler magazine (Hebrew edition). Regular readers will be familiar with Oded’s wonderful photography and articles. Show More Summary

National Geographic’s Warming Warning – 10 Years Later

Geoff Sherrington writes: National Geographic Magazine had a Global Warming issue in September 2004. New instruments have given new data. By planning now, NatGeo can make a revised issue 10 years later, in September 2014. The 2014 edition should aim to correct what is now known to be wrong or questionable in the 2004 edition.…

The Most Stunning piece of Film I’ve ever Seen.

In a National Geographic interview he once said that he would sometimes allow for up to a year to capture an image. Living in a world full of busy, one click, instant gratification minds, this made me love what Gregory creates even more.

Travel Lens: Steve McCurry’s World

A National Geographic Traveler editor goes behind the lens with photo legend?Steve McCurry.

The Flee the British 5K--A Burning of Washington-Themed Footrace

4 days agoOdd : Neatorama

(Photo: Miki J./National Geographic) As I've mentioned before, last Sunday marked the two hundredth anniversary of the burning of Washington by British troops. To mark the occasion, some Americans in Washington, D.C. conducted a 3.1-mile race on Sunday. Show More Summary

Where Your Paleo Diet Actually Came From in National Geographic’s Evolution of Diet

Paleo is certainly a buzzword in the diet and health communities, but do people really know what it means when they say they “want to eat like their ancestors?” National Geographic’s Evolution of Diet investigates what an original Paleolithic diet might have been, and how the modern diet developed. To start, they first looked at [...]

Insiders Guide to Old Bangkok

"Every traveler has a special place, a home away from home," says National Geographic Traveler editor at large Daisann McLane. "Old Bangkok is mine." Here's her insider's guide to preparing for your trip and what you should do and see once you're on the ground to experience the rich culture of everyday Thai life.

This Thursday: #BestFallTrips Twitter Chat

Itching to cash in on some of that well-deserved vacation time in the near future? Join @NatGeoTravel for our next Twitter chat to get the inside scoop on the best fall trips. In addition to hearing from National Geographic Traveler's...Show More Summary

David Rees on How to Make Your Own TV Show

This article originally ran last week, but we're republishing it to coincide with tonight’s first-season finale. For the past year, I've been working on a how-to show for National Geographic called Going Deep With David Rees. As co-creator and host, I learned how to make ice cubes, how to tie my... More »

Beautiful Photos and Video of the Highly Venomous Portuguese Man-of-War

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

The fascinating National Geographic online feature “Deadly Beauty” provides an up-close examination of the highly venomous marine invertebrate, the Portuguese man-of-war, through the photography and video of Florida-based photographer Aaron Ansarov. Ansarov has been documenting Portuguese man-of-wars that wash up on Florida beaches for the past two years. photos by Aaron Ansarov

A little unexpected Monday Morning Zen with a Portuguese Man-of-War

It’s monday morning and I’m dragging a little. You might be too. But this gorgeous video of Portuguese Man-o-War by Aaron Ansarov (via National Geographic) reminded me of all the amazing things and processes that remain to be studied in the ocean. And that just perked me right up! Ansarov is a retired U.S. Navy combat photographer, who […]

Cory Richards

Bon Monastery in Mustang Kingdom, Nepal 2012 Cory Richards (b. 1981, USA) was named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2012. Cory’s camera has taken him to the wild and remote corners of the world, from the unclimbed peaks of Antarctica to the Himalayas of Nepal and Pakistan —all in the attempt to capture […]

David Rees teaches you how to do the things you think you already know how to do

last weekOdd : Boing Boing

As host of Going Deep with David Rees on the National Geographic Channel, David teaches viewers how to master often-overlooked skills, like tying your shoes, shaking hands, lighting matches, and making a good first impression. Read the rest

We Can Make 'Predator'-Style Adaptive Camouflage By Imitating Octopus Skin

Researchers are using a material inspired by octopus skin to make adaptive camouflage that changes in real time to best blend in with one's surroundings, according to National Geographic's Ed Yong (via ValueWalk's Michael Ide ). ForShow More Summary

Nat Geo, HuffPost, Bleacher Report Winning in Social Shares

A recent report released by Shareablee named National Geographic, The Huffington Post and Bleacher Report as the top three brands receiving the most social shares in July. What lessons can we learn from them?

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