Now: Newsweek Travel & Lifestyle editor. Covers the intersection of adventure and culture. Formerly editor-in-chief of Adventure.com & digital editor/producer at Travel Channel.
The total disappearance of the Arctic summer sea ice is forecast for as early as 2040. Newsweek takes an exclusive look at the new National Geographic doc that shows the Indigenous life that's also melting away in the Arctic, and how this pandemic is the loudest wake-up call we have for humanity.
Jane Goodall talks to Newsweek about the pandemic, her new documentary and the most important message she hopes her life's work leaves behind.
While you're grounded and social distancing, you can still travel the world through the pages of these novels whose setting is often the main character.
British eco-artist Jason deCaires Taylor creates eerie undersea worlds that blend sculpture and marine life, creating havens for coral to regenerate and new ecosystems to thrive.
“Everest?!” No, Elbrus. The clarification was followed either by a raised eyebrow or a bemused nod. It was the typical response when I told someone I was about to climb Mount Elbrus, a mountain that apparently few have heard of, yet is the highest peak in Europe.
Finland's ranks as the happiest country in the world. Could (voluntary) plunges into icy water be one of the reasons this country is so content? While this might seem like a daredevil stunt or a crazy bet to North Americans and many others around the world, ice swimming is not an out-of-the-ordinary sight here in Finland.
What is the secret behind Finland’s success, which has found a way for maximum contentment despite a fairly inhospitable climate and long periods of little sunlight? Here are lessons we can pull from Finnish culture, so we, too, can learn to revel—even in the darkness.
The yellow polka-dotted pumpkin on a pier—the creation of the 90-year-old pop-art grandma Yayoi Kusama—is the unofficial symbol for Japan’s contemporary art mecca. But you won’t find this giant gourd in the ultra-modern metropolis of Tokyo; instead, it’s in an unlikely haven for world-class contemporary art—a cluster of small and sparsely populated islands in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea.
From making his way from restaurant kitchens as a dishwasher to becoming one of the most influential Emmy-award-winning cultural correspondents of our time, Anthony Bourdain forever changed how we view travel. In honoring his legacy, ask yourself: What would Bourdain do?
If Netflix’s new glassmaking competition series “Blown Away” left you feeling inspired, head to this surprising hot spot for glassblowing and learn how to make your own masterpiece.
The Venice Biennale may get all the headlines, but an appealing alternative exists on the other side of the globe. The Setouchi Triennale sprawls across 12 islands and two ports in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea showcasing world-class art in a remote location.
While this tiny island off an island might not be the easiest place to get to—Newfoundland has its own time zone, after all—painters, musicians, filmmakers, designers, writers, and creators from all around the world are arriving on its remote windswept shores to find inspiration.