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Plan a Wild Trip on NationalGeographic.com

Boot Camp feature for Monday, November 6, 2000

That familiar yellow magazine can help you plan your next vacation, online. I'm Fred Fishkin with Bloomberg Bootcamp. One of the best content sites on the Web for the whole family can help you plan that next vacation. Not just any vacation, the kind you would expect from National Geographic. Mitch Praver is the President of NationalGeographic.com... .

"It's an experience of a lifetime. In fact, we package National Geographic expedition trips led by photographers, led by explorers of National Geographic. They're very unique adventures."

The site lists trips in a variety of categories ranging from adventure and wildlife to photography, archaeology and culture. The tools on the Web site let you create your own maps of your destination...

"Then you can take it a step further and you can get live dispatches from the field from our various explorers. You get rich photography, digital photography dispatches.

The travel section is just one aspect of a great Web site that is popular all over the world...

"One third of our traffic to the Web site comes from international locations. And that's to an English only site. So just imagine what happens later this year when we launch international editions of our Web site in local languages.

Among the more popular features on the site... live Web cams around the world so you can sit at your desk during lunch and watch bears eating salmon in Alaska. You can find us at Bloomber.com/radio. Bootcamp, I'm Fred Fishkin, Bloomberg radio.