Travel

Damascus attracts tourists with its pluralistic history

Damascus is home to some of the oldest and most revered cites in both Christianity and Islam. Growing trends in international tourism to the region are bringing visitors from abroad, whether as near as Iran or far as Australia, to experience the city.

Surf schools finally making waves in Senegal

Nearly half a century after its waves were showcased in the seminal surfing film "The Endless Summer", Dakar is becoming an essential stop for globe-trotting boarders looking for the perfect ride.

Armed with a remotely operated mini­-helicopter, National Geographic engineer Alan Turchik gets a bird’s­-eye view of 3,000-­year-­old royal burial chambers. The unique perspective is helping to unravel ancient Nubian mysteries.
Amazing Drone Footage of Nubian Pyramids

Armed with a remotely operated mini­-helicopter, National Geographic engineer Alan Turchik gets a bird’s­-eye view of 3,000-­year-­old royal burial chambers. The unique perspective is helping to unravel ancient Nubian mysteries.