From an amazing bungee jump survival tale to a rebuilding of the Titanic, these were the most bizarre travel stories of the year.
If the doom and gloom of the daily news is getting you down, read on. Granted, 2012 had more than its share of transportation calamities — from the unparalleled flight cancellations caused by Hurricane Sandy to the tragic sinking of the Costa Concordia cruise ship — but the 10 stories that follow show just how easily the world of travel can deliver smiles, shock, and awe.
Photographer Steve Winter is used to working in tough terrain. But the urban jungle—Griffith Park, in central Los Angeles—has its own challenges, as he... More Photographer Steve Winter is used to working in tough terrain. But the urban jungle—Griffith Park, in central Los Angeles—has its own challenges, as he learned while trying to photograph an elusive big cat that calls the park home. Read the article, and see more photos, online in National Geographic magazine: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/12/cougars/chadwick-text. National Geographic Photo Engineering and Remote Engineering contributed to the assignment.
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