Photograph by Michael Yamashita
National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, this list reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainable-minded, and of course superlative in the world of travel today.
Despite hardships and lingering violence, residents imagine a new version of the ancient city. Take a tour of the changing city of Baghdad with photographer Lynsey Addario.
Armed with cell phones, social media, and sometimes just sheer determination, youth from North Africa to the Middle East are struggling to take ownership of their future.
See images submitted to My Shot of the people, landscapes, and cities that make the Middle East such a beautiful and historic region of the world.
2015 Traveler Photo Contest
Explore the submissions, share your favorites, and check back for the winning images.