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Voyages and travels

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Lonely Planet

"Don't worry about whether your trip will work out. Just go!" This is the travel philosophy of Lonely Planet, one of the most respected publishers of off-the-beaten-path travel guidebooks worldwide. Whether you already know where you're going, or are looking for suggestions for your next trip, Lonely Planet's site is packed with information that you can actually use to plan your trip. Search or...

This site, updated daily, provides highlights from the Society's three print magazines: National Geographic, World, and Traveler. Also included: the Map Machine, which provides political and physical maps of the world; Flashback, which allows the viewer to see photographs and maps from the NGS archives; and Gold Mine, an archive of questions and answers from NGS members and others. Users may also...
Conde Nast Traveler

Highlights from the latest issue of Conde Nast Traveler are just one part of the popular magazine's website. Photography is a big part of the print edition, and it has transferred well to the Web. The Conde Nast Traveler is part of the site, which is "devoted to helping you find the best places to go, the smartest ways to go there, and the best things to do when you get there."
Attempt to Circumnavigate the Globe Ends

Humans have had a long standing fascination with travel, particularly in regards to various attempts to circumnavigate the world. In recent years, attempts have been made in hot-air balloons and various types of vessels. Most recently, Adrian Cross, a self-proclaimed adventurer and master yachtsman, attempted to circumnavigate the globe in his 31-foot yacht, the Gentoo. Unfortunately, Cross had to...
Burke & Wills Web

Unless one has a penchant for the history of Australian exploration or the 1985 film "Burke and Wills", they may not be familiar with the personages of Robert O'Hara Burke and his third in command, William John Wills. In 1860, they set forth from the city of Victoria on their way to explore their way across the continent of Australia. While the expedition successfully crossed the continent, some...
Voyages and Travels: Ancient and Modern

Sir Walter Raleigh was a man who liked to travel the globe. He was in good company, as persons stretching all the way back to Herodotus (and before) had a certain wanderlust that could only be quenched by seeking out new lands and experiences. Some of their musings on the places they explored can be found within the electronic pages of the volume presented here by The Voyages and...
National Geographic-Adventure

The promise of any sort of adventure can be a magic tonic to any rather dull and ordinary day. National Geographic knows a few things about adventure, and this website brings together fascinating photographs, essays, itineraries, and other items that will be most useful to the casual or extreme adventurer. Visitors can look over the "Beyond the Edge" blog, which features everything from...