Notes from the Road

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 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

  By Christopher Solomon   In Argentina, a country lousy with world-class trout rivers, the Rio Limay may be the most remarkable. It’s been called the most mysterious. Much of the 240-mile river is very good fishing. But the stretch known as the Limay Medio (the Middle Limay), with its

Swiss trains? The best in the world. National Geographic Expeditions? A guaranteed way to enjoy group travel with an expert who takes you inside a destination. So I’m thrilled that National Geographic Expeditions has asked me to take two groups of travelers on National Geographic Expeditions trips to Switzerland next summer.

By Shari Hartford On the morning of September 11, 2001, I found myself at the very wrong place, at the very wrong time. At 8:46 a.m. I was walking through the shopping plaza in the World Trade Center on my way to the subway that would take me, as it

In spring, this not-so-young man’s fancy turns to fly fishing, sea kayaking, biking and other activities that require skilled use of both hands, putting away electronic distractions and simply being outdoors. Especially the latter. By this time of year, I’m always geared up and ready to go. But what about

By Everett Potter Sanibel Island is known for the calm Gulf waters that ripple the edge of its miles of hard packed sandy beaches. But it’s especially well known for the millions – make that billions – of seashells lying on those beaches. There’s a seashell museum on the island and

Amidst the usual daily drill of takeoffs and landings and delays at New York’s crowded and perennially busy LaGuardia Airport, a quiet revolution in airport design and service has taken place. Delta and a company called OTG Management have not only rehabbed terminals C and D but they’ve essentially transformed

By Everett Potter The view over Hanalei Bay on the north shore of Kauai must be one of the most wondrous in the world. With a backdrop of the rugged mountains that form the Napali Coast, looking like a dragon’s back covered in green, it’s a setting that has drawn

  The incredible team that puts together Everett Potter’s Travel Report every week is a well-traveled bunch. So asking our contributors about their favorite travel moment in 2013 produced joy, angst and lengthy answers, as well as the inevitable,  “Just one?” Herewith are some highlights from our travels in 2013.