Explore Norway’s wild landscapes

This pristine countryside is peppered with endless waterfalls, towering cliffs, and coastal Viking burial grounds.

Travel activities startup KKday lands investment from Alibaba and Line

Taiwan’s KKday, a startup in the increasingly competitive travel activities space, has pulled in an undisclosed funding round that adds two strategic investors to its business: Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba and Japanese chat app company Line. KKday was founded in 2015 to help people who travel overseas to find and book activities, ranging from tours…

Viral bear video shows dark side of filming animals with drones

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That was the angle many news outlets took this week with a viral video of a brown bear mother and cub. Shot by Dmitry Kedrov this summer with a drone on the coast of Russia’s Sea of Okhotsk, the video shows a baby bear repeatedly climbing…

See dazzling pictures of Diwali, the festival of lights

The famous Hindu celebration is increasingly popular among tourists.

40,000-year-old cave art may be world’s oldest animal drawing

Countless caves perch atop the steep-sided mountains of East Kalimantan in Indonesia, on the island of Borneo. Draped in stone sheets and spindles, these natural limestone cathedrals showcase geology at its best. But tucked within the outcrops is something even more spectacular: a vast and ancient gallery of cave art. Hundreds of hands wave in…

Ron Howard on the importance of space travel

The executive producer of National Geographic Channel’s Mars series talks about the future beyond our planet.

Kenya straddles a volcanic rift. It’s a green-energy geyser

In 2010 fewer than one in five Kenyans had electricity. Now some 60 percent do—thanks mostly to geothermal power from the East African Rift.

Alberta’s best road trip: Canada’s majestic mountain drive

Looking for the greatest mountain road trip in North America? Follow National Geographic travel writer Robert Reid who spent four-days on one of his favorite scenic driving tours in Alberta, Canada. Head to the Canadian Rockies where the ride from Calgary to Jasper is a 266-mile highlight reel of awe-inspiring mountain, glacier, and wildlife views.…

The map that popularized the word ‘gerrymander’

Read CaptionIn 1812, Massachusetts legislators carved out an odd-shaped district on the edges of Essex County that favored their party—and inspired the term “gerrymander.” The practice wasn’t new in 1812. But a map in a newspaper gave it a name that stuck. PUBLISHED November 6, 2018 It was an abomination to democracy, critics said. The…

Discover 10 secrets of Machu Picchu

Nestled high in the slopes of the Andes, the ruins of Machu Picchu continue to reveal the mysteries of the Inca Empire. While the archaeological site draws scores of visitors to Peru annually, here are 10 lesser known secrets hidden beneath its layers of history. It’s not actually the Lost City of the Inca. When…