National Geographic Traveler
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May/June 2008
Authentic Shopping Guide

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Find authentic handcrafted items from around the world.
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Ultimate Travel Library

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Take a globe-spanning literary ramble with the world's best travel books.
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Photo of the Week

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North Pole Photo Gallery

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Join eight hearty adventurers as they traverse frozen arctic terrain to the North Pole.
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WorldWise Trivia Quiz

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Test your geography IQ with our interactive quiz.
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A*List: Best of Travel Newsletter

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Sign up for our newsletter packed with tried-and-true travel tips, exclusive deals, book discounts, and more!
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51 Ways to Cut Vacation Costs

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Don't get caught in a tourist money trap. Learn how to avoid hidden charges, and get expert money-saving tips.
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Rudy Maxa: The Savvy Traveler

If you watch public television, you've probably seen the popular show Smart Travels, which our own contributing editor Rudy Maxa has hosted since 2001. In May 2008, the show debuts its sixth season with a fresh title, Rudy Maxa's World, reflecting a new worldwide focus after concentrating heavily on Europe and the Pacific Rim during the program's early years. Prior to his work in television, Maxa spent over three decades as a Washington, D.C., journalist—first with the Washington Post, then Washingtonian magazine. Over the past six years, he's written several stories for National Geographic Traveler. With every job he's held, Maxa has wrangled assignments that have allowed him to travel the world. Amazingly, he still can't get enough of gallivanting about. Here Rudy is interviewed by Keith Bellows, Traveler's editor in chief.

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Center for Sustainable Destinations

Learn how to preserve the authenticity of the places you love.

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National Geographic Traveler Places of a Lifetime
Our guides lead you to the best in ten world-class cities with photo galleries, walking tours, and what to know before you go.

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The National Geographic Traveler Reader Panel

Are you a real traveler? Someone who cares about authenticity? Who has a point of view about where we should travel—and how? Then tell us what you think and be eligible to win a trip to almost anywhere in the United States.

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