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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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Walk Into America



To know a place well, you have to walk the ground, talk to the locals, soak up the history and lore that give a destination its distinction. Over the past year, James Conaway—best-selling author and former editor of Preservation Magazine—has taken nine classic walks all across America, mostly in natural areas but with an urban hike to spice the mix. The result is a three-part series of articles, starting with the April 2008 issue and continuing in July/August and October. On each of his walks, Conaway was joined by a knowledgeable local who spoke for the region. The authorís companions had varied backgrounds—conservationists, writers, historians, wilderness guides—but two things these men and women all shared were a deep love of their environs and the ability to tell a good story. These authentic American voices provide a fresh look at our country. In our April issue we feature walks in Maine, Florida, and Tennessee; July/August features walks in Kansas, Wyoming, and New Mexico; and October features walks in Montana, California, and Washington.


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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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