With winter fast approaching, now is a great time to start planning your next expedition with National Geographic. From Morocco’s magnificent landscapes to the vibrant culture of Argentina, we have an array of exciting trips departing in the new year. Explore northern India’s fabled cities on a classic train journey, experience the Serengeti’s legendary wildebeest migration, or experience the magic of Yellowstone in the quiet of winter. Accompanied by National Geographic experts, you’ll enjoy special access and unique insights as you explore some of the world’s most intriguing destinations. fashioninn4us.blogspot.com
Check out our featured expeditions below, and learn more about the incredible places you can explore with National Geographic in the new year. Departures are filling up quickly, so we encourage you to reserve your space soon!
Morocco's mystique can be found in medinas that brim with color, soaring mountains that give way to endless desert, oases thick with palms, and stunning Moorish architecture. Explore magnificent imperial cities, venture into rose-colored kasbahs, and visit little-known Berber villages on a journey from captivating Casablanca to the golden dunes of the Sahara. View itinerary.
Experience the thunder of the legendary wildebeest migration on a wildlife safari in Tanzania. Explore the vast savannas of the Serengeti, visit a Maasai village, and descend into the Ngorongoro Crater to spot lions, cheetahs, elephants, and more. At Olduvai Gorge, meet renowned anthropologist Meave or Louise Leakey—both National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence. View itinerary.
Experience the magic of Yellowstone in winter, when nature comes alive. Traveling with wildlife biologist Jeremy Schmidt, search for elk, bison, bighorn sheep, golden eagles, and the elusive gray wolf. Along the way, delve into a winter wonderland of erupting geysers, frozen waterfalls, and gem-colored mineral pools. View itinerary.
Aboard the legendary Palace on Wheels, set off on an unforgettable rail journey to the fabled cities of Rajasthan. Venture into majestic forts and palaces including the Taj Mahal, and discover India's captivating culture. Explore six UNESCO World Heritage sites, search for tigers in Ranthambore National Park, and take a sunset camel safari in the Thar Desert. View itinerary.
10 Days | 2012: Expeditions depart every Friday on the National Geographic Endeavour and 10 Days | 2012:every Saturday on the National Geographic Islander.
Traveling aboard the National Geographic Endeavour or National Geographic Islander, experience up-close encounters with spectacular wildlife, such as flightless cormorants, marine iguanas, and domed giant tortoises. Swim and snorkel among shimmering fish, penguins, and sea lions, and explore hidden caves and lagoons by Zodiac and kayak. View itinerary.
Explore the wonders of Argentina alongside National Geographic Emerging Explorer Constanza Ceruti. Immerse yourself in the rhythms of Buenos Aires, explore Iguazú Falls, the Lake District, and the spectacular Patagonian steppe. Then head to the vineyards of the Mendoza region to sample Argentina’s celebrated wines and cuisine. View itinerary.
A man makes a traditional Chitrali hat November 15 in the historic Qisakhwai bazaar, Akbarpura, Peshawar. Sales of Chitrali hats increase during the winter months. [Ashfaq Yusufzai]
A man roasts peanuts November 10 in Kagan village, Mardan, before they go to market. Mardan’s high-quality peanuts are consumed nationwide. [Ashfaq Yusufzai]
Residents of Qazi Killey, a village near the Peshawar Ring Road, cross a canal in an electric-powered cable car November 13. [Ashfaq Yusufzai]fashioninn4us.blogspot.com
A Peshawar jeweller makes imitation gold jewellery November 15. Made by hand of cheap metal imported from China and India , such "artificial" jewellery has become popular in Peshawar due to the high price of gold. [Ashfaq Yusufzai]
A woman cries as she touches the name of a relative engraved on a wall in the Ata-Beit memorial complex in the Bishkek suburb of Chon-Tash. Kyrgyzstan opened the memorial November 16 to honour those killed in the April 7, 2010, uprising that toppled then-president Kurmanbak Bakiyev. [Maksat Osmonaliyev]
A Pakistani driver at Peshawar International Airport enters a car decorated to welcome home a returning Hajji November 14. Pakistanis often adorn cars with flowers for celebratory occasions. Pakistani Hajjis are returning daily from their pilgrimage to Mekkah earlier this month. [Javed Khan]
Tajikistan’s Makhmadali Sadykov (red jersey) unsuccessfully tries to score against Japan in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Group C qualifier in Dushanbe November 11. Japan won 4-0, relegating Tajikistan to the bottom of the four-team Group C. [Dilafruz Nabiyeva]
Kazakhstanis pray at Almaty’s Central Mosque early November 6 during Kurban Bairam (Eid ul Adha). About 1,000 worshippers prayed at the mosque that morning. [Timur Batyrshin]
A roadside vendor sells payee, a stew of animal feet, in Dabgari Gardens October 30. The food is popular at Peshawar roadside eateries. [Ashfaq Yusufzai]
A blacksmith in Peshawar sharpens knives October 30. Muslims need sharp knives to sacrifice animals for Eid ul Adha, which they will celebrate November 7-9. [Ashfaq Yusufzai]
A few days ago when morphed pictures of Baby B were being circulated online, it created a furore, with the Bachchans being extremely upset about it. Now, the original image which had been used to morph those Ash's pics have been found, thanks to the ingenuity of Big B's EF or the extended family as he loves to call those who follow his blog.
Amitabh has thanked his EF for finding the original morphed image of his new-born granddaughter's picture. "Ladies and gentlemen of the EF world, I present to you the picture being circulated and also the original from where the morphing was done. A smart piece of work!! Not the morphing. The diligence of our EF team," Big B posted on his blog Bigb.bigadda.com.
"I have to say that the EF was incredibly smart! How on earth were they able to search for the original beats me. Well done dearest ones!," he added.
The 69-year-old received had got several requests for the baby's picture, but he had refused.
Shah Rukh Khan is the media's darling. And post Ra.One, he is back for the promotional rounds for Don 2. The superstar talks about the film and his other cast members. The King’s sequel
It’s a nice film and I really enjoyed shooting for it. It’s different from the first one as it’s not a remake and we have to keep in mind that it should be different and not look like a rip-off. We have worked really hard for Don 2. Priyanka Chopra
She’s a sweetheart. You get to work very rarely with people from whom you can learn a lot; Priyanka is one of them. She’s junior to me, but I’ve learnt a lot from her. She also has an insane love for cameras, I mean right when they start rolling, she starts giving her best. I really enjoyed working with her, because she loves me a lot, you know, she keeps going gaga over me so it makes me feel like I am really someone special. All-in-all it’s a very nice work feeling. Don 2: The original
The film is completely original. I don’t know why people spread rumors close to the release of the film. While Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar were making Don, they asked for all the permission during the remake. Farhan and his team have worked hard on the script and it’s an original. Let people comment after they watch the film. Farhan Akhtar
Farhan is one of my closest friends in the industry. I can believe in him with my eyes closed. He is a talented chap and knows what to make. After all, talent is in his blood. I’m very jealous of him because he acts well, directs well and he is a good producer as well as a singer. As a producer, he looks at what the audience wants and he caters to his stars' comfort level as well. I loved him in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and he is a great actor. Ra.One collections?
Frankly speaking, I don’t sit and calculate all these things. I only calculate Sachin Tendulkar’s records. After Ra.One, I’m now busy with Don 2. And I want the film to do well. Because when you make a film it’s just not the lead actors' film: thousands of people have worked on it behind the scenes.