August 2014

It’s not every day that your 12 year old daughter gets to interview astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and Nat Geo Explorer-in-Residence James Cameron at a screening of Deepsea Challenge 3D at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. It was a memorable day for National Geographic Kid Reporter

By Monique Burns Searching for my great-grandfather’s legacy during the Scotland Homecoming 2014, I took a sleek, modern ScotRail train on a 50-minute journey from Glasgow east to the capital of Edinburgh. There I was delighted to find my hotel, The Balmoral, directly above Waverley Station. An entire block of

On the outskirts of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano is a chilled (and at night, chilly) town of around 2500 people. Most travelers zip by here to spend a day in the park before heading back to their resort in Kona, Kohala, or Hilo. But if you spend at least

Everyone seems to be in love with Charleston these days, and in recent years the city has been awash in awards and accolades. It has been named the Number One US City by readers polls of both of the nation’s two highest profile travel magazines: for three years in a

Ireland will welcome the Adventure Travel World Summit 2014 in Killarney in October, a gathering of some 600 plus tour operators, destination specialists, journalists and others in the world of adventure travel. I will be attending but I had a chance this week to ask Rob Rankin, founder and owner

  On our last morning at the Four Seasons Hualalai, we had to be in the lobby at 7:30 am for a guided paddle on a Polynesian-style outrigger canoe. The kids weren’t thrilled to get up so early on vacation, especially since our son, Jake, had to register for classes

While federal air marshals, or FAMs, have been a fixture of the U.S. aviation security system since 1962, they’ve become a lot more visible since 9/11, when they became part of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). If you think the daily routine of a FAM is like the one portrayed

By Buzzy Gordon It’s got nearby glaciers, of course. One of the major reasons visitors come to Alaska is the opportunity to see these mighty rivers of ice up close. But Icy Strait Point, just opposite the entrance to Glacier Bay National Park, has some surprising extras that set it