We publish new articles and stories all the time on Intelligent Travel, but there are a few that really got your attention last year.

In case you missed them, here are the 15 most popular posts of 2015:

1. Travel Lens: Anthony Bourdain’s World

Television host, author, and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain has licked his plate clean all over the world, from soup dumplings in Shanghai to piranhas in Peru. The New York City native’s CNN show, Parts Unknown, heads to locales such as South Korea, Madagascar, and Scotland during its fifth season. Bourdain’s busy in his hometown, too: He plans to open an Asian-style hawker market in Manhattan this fall. Traveler departments editor Hannah Sheinberg presents a look at the world through his unique lens (and appetite).

2. In Praise of the Imperfect Photograph

Digital photography has made it all too easy to delete less-than-perfect snaps from our image libraries. But it’s the imperfect photos that, given the passage of enough time, can offer the most revealing, intimate, and evocative details about our lives and travels. Nat Geo family travel guru Heather Greenwood Davis offers her ode to a lost era.

3. The Best Places to Stargaze in America

For 25 years, NASA’s orbiting Hubble telescope has beamed mesmerizing images of our universe. But Earth dwellers can get stellar celestial views, too. Traveler contributor Monika Joshi highlights three trip-worthy dark-sky havens in the United States.

4. Travel Sketching: 101

Illustration by Candace Rardon
Candace Rardon shares her sketching essentials.

In the hopes of convincing more travelers to embrace the paintbrush and sketch pad as a way to be wholly present while they explore the world—and to record their unique experience of a new place—artist and frequent freelance contributor Candace Rose Rardon offers her take on how to get started.

5. Reader Recs: The World’s (Read more...)

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