Four fascinating facts about some of the world’s most incredible rivers

Four fascinating facts about some of the world’s most incredible rivers

National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures show you the world’s mightiest rivers, cradle to some of the most vibrant creatures and cultures on the planet. Observe wildlife from a mokoro, a traditional African dugout canoe, in the Okavango Delta, a massive wetland that hosts hundreds of migratory animals each year, and learn about the National…
Royal Wedding fever? Here's what to see in Berkshire (if you weren't invited to Harry and Meghan's party)

Royal Wedding fever? Here's what to see in Berkshire (if you weren't invited to...

On May 19, two people will marry each other while the whole world watches. In case your invitation to Prince Harry of Wales and Meghan Markle’s big day in Windsor has gotten lost, here’s what to do if you'd be keen to plan your own nuptials-free trip to Berkshire (which is just an hour and…
How to prevent 'Delhi Belly'

How to prevent 'Delhi Belly'

Mmmm, Indian food! Its unique mixture of aromatic spices, heat, and perfectly balanced ingredients mixed into delicate sauces results in a flavourful revelation like no other. Digging into to new and unfamiliar foods is undeniably one of the best parts of travelling, and in India, there's no shortage of new flavour combinations. But one of…
Why is Chefchaouen, Morocco's “blue city”, so, well, blue?

Why is Chefchaouen, Morocco's “blue city”, so, well, blue?

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons. The Pink City of Marrakech has always been the beating heart of Moroccan tourism, but in recent years the charms of another colourful town have rightfully become a lot better known. Chefchaouen, with its compact medina washed in blue and topped with red tiled roofs, is quite simply one of…
The best chocolate shops in Paris

The best chocolate shops in Paris

Cocoa may be made in South America, but chocolate has a long history in France. The sweet delicacy first arrived in France in 1615, when King Louis XIII bought his wife a box of chocolates. He and Anne of Austria loved hot chocolate, which became a customary delight, but it wasn't until the 19th century…
Pelješac, just outside of Dubrovnik, is a little slice of Adriatic heaven

Pelješac, just outside of Dubrovnik, is a little slice of Adriatic heaven

With more than a million tourists pouring into the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik every year, the medieval gem has been getting crowded. However, few visitors know that there’s a magical peninsula an hour’s drive east of Dubrovnik, that’s ripe with cockles, wine, windsurfing and ancient ruins. Once you’ve soaked in Dubrovnik, skip the tourist…
Following the Silk Road to the beautiful — and superstitious — Samarkand

Following the Silk Road to the beautiful — and superstitious — Samarkand

Header image courtesy of Ekrem Canli. Few cities along the Silk Road carry such a resonance as Samarkand in Uzbekistan. Travellers have been waxing romantic about this storied city for a centuries. When Alexander the Great found himself here at one of the farthest reaches of his empire-building, he declared: "Everything I have heard about…
La Tomatina festival: By the numbers

La Tomatina festival: By the numbers

Header image courtesy of flydime. Every year, in the dog days of summer, the streets of Buñol run red with tomato juice. La Tomatina, Spain's famed tomato-throwing festival, takes place annually in August, drawing revellers from around the world — indeed, it is without question the largest tomato fight on Earth. But just how large is…
An idyllic afternoon with the artisans of Udaipur

An idyllic afternoon with the artisans of Udaipur

Walking down the narrow streets of Udaipur, I was happily distracted by the colourful murals seen on the walls — bold images of beloved Hindu gods and goddesses, the first steps to my discovery of the artistic personality of Udaipur. Well-known for artisan creations in marble, silver, and terracotta, the city is also known for…

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