National Geographic’s ‘Ultimate Journeys for Two’ Dares Couples to Dream Big and Embrace Adventure [REVIEW]

Mike and Anne Howard glamping
Mike and Anne Howard glamping (Photo courtesy HoneyTrek, Facebook)

Indulgent spa days. Languid afternoons whiled away on sunny beaches and nights wrapped in high thread count sheets. Fine wine and epic meals served at Michelin star restaurants. While those things might be what some honeymooners dream of doing together as they enter the wonderful world of marriage, you won’t find those things described in Mike and Anne Howard’s Ultimate Journeys for Two. Rather, they invite you to venture off the beaten path and blaze new trails as you discover one another and the world around you.

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National Geographic’s ‘More Bad Days in History’ Will Make You Count Your Blessings [REVIEW]

Napoleon
Although he may have loathed to admit it, but not even Napoleon always had a good day. (Photo courtesy Canva)

It seems like all of us have had more than our fair share of bad days ever since the pandemic began in 2020. But consider yourself fortunate, you could be the guy who skipped over recruiting Michael Jordan to your basketball team. Or you could have gone to a resort for your health only to contract festering boils on your backside. (You won’t believe who this happened to!) Then again, you could have been the royal who drowned because of a law forbidding anyone ever touching you for any reason. (Insert eye roll emoji here.) Wonder where I’m getting all these delicious little factoids? You’ll find these and many more in Michael Farquhar’s new book, More Bad Days in History: The Delightfully Dismal Day-by-Day Saga of Ignominy, Idiocy, and Incompetence Continues.

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Robert D. Ballard Dared to Go ‘Into the Deep’ and Resurfaced a Legend [REVIEW]

Oceanographer Robert Ballard has conducted more than 150 underwater expeditions and made countless significant scientific discoveries during more than six decades of ocean exploration. (Photograph by Gabriel Scarlett, National Geographic)

We’ve always been big fans of Clive Cussler’s Dirk Pitt and NUMA books because the idea of having underwater adventures, locating sunken ships and digging up buried treasure is just so darn cool. But you know what is even better? Knowing that there are actually people in this world who actually get to have similar escapades in real life! Enter Robert D. Ballard. If you don’t recognize the name, you know what he’s capable of. Don’t think so? Well, have you ever heard of Titanic? He’s the one who discovered the ship at the bottom of the sea! Yet he has also done so much more, a fact his mom doesn’t want you to forget! Now you can read all about his life and exploits in his brand new memoir, Into the Deep, which he co-wrote with Christopher Drew.

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Claudia Kalb’s ‘Spark’ is the Catalyst We All Need Right Now [REVIEW]

Shirley Temple, Bill Gates, Maya Angelou, and Yo-Yo Ma are only a few of the geniuses you'll meet in Claudia Kalb's Spark. (Photos courtesy Wikimedia Commons)
Shirley Temple, Bill Gates, Maya Angelou, and Yo-Yo Ma are only a few of the geniuses you’ll meet in Claudia Kalb’s Spark. (Photos courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

There are individuals who entertain us with their talent while others revolutionize the way we work. Some inspire us with their words, yet others move us with their music. But where does that creativity come from? When does it begin? Are they born with these rare gifts or are theirs gifts born of life experience? Discover the fascinating stories behind some of the most recognized and revered individuals ever to walk the planet in Spark, the new book from journalist Claudia Kalb and National Geographic. Inside its pages, you’ll learn just how genius ignites.

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Discover the ‘Secrets of the National Parks’ with a Little Help From National Geographic [REVIEW]

Dawn is the best time to see the Grand Tetons from any vantage point. (Photo courtesy Canva)

If you have ever hit the wide open road in search of adventure at America’s gorgeous national parks, you were probably blown away by the experience. Whether you stood on the edge of the Grand Canyon staring down into its vast chasm or watched Old Faithful erupt in a stunning display of geothermal energy in the midst of Yellowstone, you might think you’ve really experienced the best these parks have to offer. But honey, you ain’t seen nothing yet! Leave it to National Geographic to pull the hair out of your eyes and lead you on a journey unlike no other. All you need is the second edition of their guidebook, Secrets of the National Parks. It’s like having a park ranger in your pocket.

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