An unexpected, foam find in the Far East.
An unexpected, foam find in the Far East.
The oldest hotel in the world has been in continuous operation since the year 705 -- catering to guests even before England was a country.
Traveling on a budget has never been easier!
The apartment used by the world's greatest detective is right upstairs at this unassuming London pub.
Imagine an epic adventure with cans of beer as your only currency.
Two people are going to do it. Would you want to trade places with them?
Thousands of miles away from America you'll find this Danish park, full of trees that sing some of music's biggest hits.
Go on your own quest for the Holy Grail, and go see it for yourself -- 5 different times.
"Frozen" turned Norway into a big tourist destination. The only trouble is, Norway wasn't ready for it at all.
When the Olympic torch is used to light up the big cauldron, you’re witnessing the end of a journey that takes thousands of runners and several months.
In a town that looks like it ought to be the setting for a storybook, hundreds of residents are keeping their eyes out for signs of asbestos.
If you've ever fallen victim to Pele's curse, here's more bad news for you: the ancient legend was made up by park rangers in the 1940s.
For centuries -- and no one knows exactly how many -- these churches have been hurling fire at each other on the same day every year, over and over again.
Cameron’s Pub is more than 5,000 miles away from London, but it’s as English as any English pub can be in California.
A Memorable Moment In Maui.
Who knew that a bit of sound could take you on such a journey?
Discover 8 old churches that were shockingly transformed to have brand-new building lives.
So you're not quite up to running with the bulls in Spain? That's okay. You can always go to one of these less dangerous mock bull runs around the world.
This is what life looks like when the grass is literally greener on the other side.
Think you’re ready to battle zombies? Go to one of these places where you can actually battle them.
For 40 years, the Bigfoot Trap has waited faithfully to capture its prey. So far, none have been caught -- but that hasn’t stopped people from coming to see the trap.
Get a load of how amazing this spray-painted recreation of the Sistine Chapel looks. Soon, people in Rome will be vacationing in Iowa to see it.
Monkeys invaded their town, so they found a way to make them a tourist attraction that draws thousands.
These 8 strange summer music festivals are held in unbelievably weird places.
In a couple hundred years, Riverside, Iowa will have one very important resident. For now, they’re having fun with their future history.
Visit your favorite celebrity chef restaurants the next time you’re in one of these 8 cities.
A luxurious new apartment has been added to the Eiffel Tower...but only four people will get to use it.
Tens of millions of tourists around the world visit a country other than their own. Here are a few places where you can avoid most of them -- and still see the world!
National Geographic holds an annual "Travel Photographer of the Year" contest, and the 2016 submissions should make for some lively discussions among contest judges. Here are some of our favorites.
Don't lend someone your phone, never accept free gifts, and for the love of God don't go on an "overnight bus trip".
This trail is on a mountain located near the city of Huayin in Shaanxi province. It is one of China's Five Great Mountains. The highest is the South Peak at 2,154.9 metres (7,070 ft).
Photographer Jorge Saenz is making vacation photos epic again.
These are the most remote destinations in the U.S., and you can’t possibly get to them in your car.
Those looking for a truly unique vacation story are picking places like this. But getting a room may include an added adventure...
Beautiful yet dangerous; peaceful, yet powerful. Water is the lifeblood of Mother Earth, and these images of waterfalls will take your breath away.
Monemvasia, a fortified medieval-era town in the southeast Peloponnese that has often been described as “the Gibraltar of Greece,” is a true hidden treasure.
No one really likes to fly anymore -- just ask the sweaty guy next to you. But there are still things you can do to beat the odds and improve your next flight.
There's usually a very calm feeling about the ocean. I can't really explain it but staring into the ocean just has a way of putting your mind at ease. That's why I think that the best place to find solace in a tumultuous time in your life is under water.
Earthly wonders seem limitless, and here's a sampling of actual photos of places you can visit that prove the point.
The footage was captured by an automaton cam
It was built for a tortured man, and 400 years later it’s still a place of beauty, love...and terror.
These bizarre laws could trip you up when you visit other cities around the world.
These pictures will convince you to visit Chefchaouen, the blue town.
Even in this fast-paced, wired world there are still places on the planet you can travel to that aren't keeping up with modern times -- and thank goodness for that!
One resident of this Japanese ghost town has filled the village with life-sized dolls for company.
Sure you're trying to book an interesting and unusual vacation, but maybe these weird places are best avoided.
They're all beautiful places, but they all have terribly unfortunate names.
These museums put the world on a smaller scale, and they do it in a big way.
They are some of the most beautiful places on Earth -- and thanks to climate change, they are rapidly being transformed into something unrecognizable. So when making your travel budget, consider being among the last explorers of these earthly treasures.
Why go where everyone else goes? If London, Paris, Berlin and Barcelona strike you as cliche, then try Liverpool (above), Rotterdam, Porto, Split and 15 other places on our list.
Yeah, it's easy to go to Paris, Rome, Tokyo or Bangkok. Even more exotic places as Mt. Everest or Machu Picchu have become common tourist destinations. So here are 9 you might not necessarily have thought of.