National Geographic Travel Launches First Interactive Digital Map, Showcasing Switzerland’s Grand Tour


WASHINGTON (March 31, 2015)—National Geographic Travel today announced the launch of its first-ever interactive digital map, which showcases 50 of the most transformative experiences in Switzerland. The map, photo galleries and On Assignment blog posts are part of a new custom editorial hub featuring the many destinations and attractions that make up Switzerland’s Grand Tour and Grand Train Tour. The hub can be accessed via nationalgeographic.com/switzerland. The Grand Tour is a newly launched Read more [...]

Merrill Lynch Announces Relationship With Virtuoso® to Offer Clients Access to the World’s Leading Travel Advisory Network


Dateline City: NEW YORK High-touch Travel Service Provides Expert Resources to Help Clients Achieve Leisure Goals During Retirement and Throughout Their Lives Merrill Lynch today announced an exclusive relationship with luxury travel network Virtuoso® to provide clients with access to the world’s leading travel advisors. The relationship Read more [...]

Rafting in Patagonia and 5 More Travel News Briefs


Alpinist Teams Up with Luxe Hotel ChainSwisshôtel Hotel & Resorts has tapped alpinist and travel writer John Harlin to create a series of digital urban walking guides (branded as "Vitality Guides") that encourage guests to explore the area around their hotels on foot. At launch, the guides, which are free, will be available in Amsterdam, Ankara, Bangkok, Berlin, Bremen, Chicago, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Foshan, Geneva, Istanbul, Kolkata, Moscow, Osaka, Shanghai, Singapore, Sochi, Sydney, Read more [...]

New NG Book- ABROAD AT HOME: The 600 Best International Travel Experiences in North America


WASHINGTON (Feb. 11, 2015)—Many of us dream of traveling to new and exotic destinations, but we don’t always have the time or resources to do so. In March, the National Geographic Travel Team offers a new book, ABROAD AT HOME: The 600 Best International Travel Experiences in North America (National Geographic Books; ISBN 978-1-4262-1499-8; on sale March 17, 2015; $ 24.95), that takes travelers on a trip around the globe without ever leaving North America. Organized by region, ABROAD AT HOME Read more [...]

What Is the Best Luggage for Holiday and Winter Travel?


Between dodgy weather, overbooking, and long lines, holiday air travel can feel like a game of Russian Roulette. Choosing your travel kit wisely will help eliminate some of the uncertainty. Whether you're flying to British Columbia for a backcountry hut trip, jetting home to Chicago to see family, or sneaking off to Mexico with your SUP, these five stalwart, versatile bags won't guarantee your gear will make it to your final destination, but they will ensure that when it does, it'll still be in Read more [...]

Airstream Classic Travel Trailer


Some nomads don’t want a home on wheels. They want a palace. That’s apparently what throngs of “Streamers” told Airstream, which responded by giving its 30-foot Classic trailer a luxury remodel for 2015: cherry wood cabinets, high-polish Corian countertops, stainless steel appliances, and other high-end upgrades that make “camping” in the Classic as plush as a night at the Hyatt. The sofa features two integrated recliners with individual power controls. The queen-sized Read more [...]

Apply to Win an Outside Travel Award


Each year, the editors of Outside hand out our list of Travel Awards. Beginning with our 2015 Travel Awards, we will consistently award the same five prizes each year, in addition to a collection of other awards given at our discretion. The five annual awards will go to the Best U.S. Adventure Hub, Best International Adventure Hub, Best Outfitter, Best Lodge, and Best Guide(s). We invite applications for each of the awards, which will be decided by our team of travel editors and industry experts. Read more [...]