Freelance journalist covering sustainable travel, adventure and culture | Former Newsweek Travel Editor | Words: AFAR, Outside, TIME, CNN Travel, Conde Nast Traveler, Architectural Digest
This land of extremes can all be experienced in Torres del Paine National Park. Dubbed “the crown jewel of Patagonia,” the 448,280-acre park lures hikers from all over the world. And the best way to take it in is on one of the park’s classic multiday treks on well-maintained trails with accessible campsites and lodges along the way.
After a few years of grounded travel, take it up a notch by walking the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge, a new sky-high architectural marvel in the Czech Republic. Or put Japan's art islands on the list. This year's Setouchi Triennale and a host of new contemporary art spaces are reviving these remote and rural islands that have suffered from a shrinking population.
How do we move into a post-pandemic era and still enjoy the peace and quiet we promised we’d never take for granted again? Gordon Hempton, known as the Sound Tracker, has a few ideas. Hempton is an acoustic ecologist who has spent the past four decades identifying and preserving natural soundscapes around the world and who cofounded Quiet Parks International.
One thing is more certain than ever: when we do travel, we want it to count. The pandemic gave us a chance to reassess what matters, and for many of us, we realized what a great privilege it is to travel. From swimming with migrating Mobula rays in Mexico to seeing what's at stake with climate change by exploring Greenland's ice fjords, these trips will make up for lost time. They might even shake off that jaded pandemic burnout into a newfound sense of awe for the world again.
Are you willing to do the right thing when you have everything to lose?" That's the moral imperative explored in “The Rescue” as it dives into the 2018 Thai soccer team cave rescue and its unlikely heroes. Newsweek talks to "Free Solo" Oscar-winning directors about their new film.
Chihuly Returns to the Desert—and for the First Time at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Iconic Taliesin Home in Arizona
“Chihuly in the Desert” pairs the work of two American masters, Dale Chihuly and Frank Lloyd Wright, for the first time in a historic exhibit in two iconic locations in the Sonoran Desert. The Sonoran Desert has long lured artists with its light and its natural masterpieces—the signature saguaros, towering cacti found exclusively here, are sculptures in themselves. Two of the most iconic artists in American history felt that pull as well.
You might have been lucky to see the aurora borealis, or northern lights, and bioluminescent bays, but what about sailing stones and glow-in-the-dark mushrooms? From Antarctica’s mysterious Blood Falls to Yosemite’s fleeting Firefall, here are some real-life Stranger Things created by Mother Nature.
As fans eagerly await a sequel to the biggest box-office hit in history, "Avatar," its director James Cameron talks to Newsweek about another mysterious world he's putting on screen, one inhabited by "the other sentient beings that have the misfortune of sharing this big spaceship with us."
You thought your winter in lockdown isolation was rough? These two women are sharing a tiny, remote hut in the high Arctic with polar bears lurking outside their door. They're on a mission, as citizen scientists, to inspire climate change consciousness.
From surveying elusive snow leopards in Kyrgyzstan, to reintroducing the pangolin—the world's most trafficked animal—to the wild in South Africa, to training to be the next climate action champions on an Antarctic expedition, these citizen sciene trips are all about making ripples of impact while having an adventure of a lifetime.
Jane Goodall talks to Newsweek about the pandemic, her new documentary and the most important message she hopes her life's work leaves behind.
Gordon Hempton, aka the Sound Tracker, talks to Newsweek about the importance of silence as the world starts churning again, and his quest to preserve natural vanishing soundscapes from the Amazon Rainforest to the world's first urban quiet park in Taiwan.
From the first women to overwinter solo in the high Arctic to the engineer who delivered the news to all earthlings that NASA's rover touched down on Mars, these women made historic strides and achievements in a locked-down time.