National Geographic’s ‘Journeys of a Lifetime’ Has Us Renewing Our Passports [REVIEW]

Bran Castle

Unless you’re fascinated by mythic folklore, Transylvania may not be high on your list of dream vacations. But with beautiful summers, loads of historic sites like Bran Castle to explore, and plenty of inexpensive flights from major European cities, it is quickly becoming a top destination for world travelers. (Photo by NH53, Flickr)

Ever since I was a boy in Mrs. Harris’s seventh grade world geography class, I have anxiously awaited each issue of National Geographic. The yellow box on the cover always seemed like a magic telescope that allowed me to peer into other places and cultures where I discovered untold wonders and met fascinating people. That’s a feeling I still get to this day, whether I’m reading the magazine or watching a Nat Geo documentary. Now National Geographic is igniting our wanderlust once again with its second edition of Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips, published on the 10th anniversary of the original edition’s initial release date.
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National Geographic’s ‘The Splendor of Birds’ Is Simply Breathtaking [REVIEW]

Blue-Footed Booby

The blue-footed booby is only one of the many birds featured in National Geographic’s The Splendor of Birds. (Photo courtesy National Geographic)

Birds. There is something truly special about these creatures that captures the imaginations of all of us. Whether we’re feeding ducks at a park or hummingbirds nectar outside our window, watching predatory hawks soar high in the sky or an ominous flock of grackles loom overhead on power lines like something out of an Alfred Hitchcock film, or laughing at the antics of waddling penguins and precariously poised flamingoes, these winged animals are everywhere and yet each is stunning in its own way. Over the years, National Geographic has shared our fascination with them, and now they are revealing all their hard-won wisdom and stellar photographs and artistry in one incomparable volume, The Splendor of Birds: Art and Photographs from National Geographic.  Read more of this post

Do You Have The Eyes To See Beauty?

Fireworks light up Sydney Harbour

Fireworks light up Sydney Harbour. Sydney, Australia. STUNNING PHOTOGRAPHS, pages 314-315. (Photo credit: Annie Griffiths/National Geographic)

People from all over the world believe that a picture is worth a thousand words. It can tell a story, evoke an emotion and bring people together. Read more of this post

The Old Mill Is A Photographer’s Paradise [PHOTOS]

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When we travel, it is always fun to find an out-of-the-way place that is both picturesque and relaxing to visit. During our trip to North Little Rock this weekend for the Bon Jovi concert, we pulled up Trip Advisor on my cell phone to see if there was anything we should stop and see while we were in town. One of the off-the-beaten-path destinations it listed was the Old Mill at T.R. Pugh Memorial Park. So we decided to check it out, and boy were we glad we did!

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