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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.
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 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.
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 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.
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?
There’s no need to wait for the upcoming Netflix series to transport you to South America. Here’s our guide to Gabo’s old haunts in Colombia—and the places that inspired his magical realism.
The latest ski trend? When everyone's going downhill, go up. There’s a new cadre of winter sports enthusiasts in the United States who are refusing to take the easy way up—forgoing the chairlift altogether, they’re actually skiing uphill.
In honor of International Women’s Day, a group of 20 plus-size pioneers, moms, cancer survivors, triathletes, even a two-time Ironman finisher, banded together to climb the highest mountain in Africa—and to make the outdoors more welcoming for women of every size.
Does your suitcase spark joy? Travel can be messy, but Marie Kondo believes your luggage doesn’t need to be. Your excess baggage is weighing you down, so we caught up with the tidying master to get her secrets for a packing a suitcase that radiates pure joy—and makes traveling easier.
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.
While this remote archipelago of 18 islands, a self-governing region of the Kingdom of Denmark, shares some traits with its Viking cousins Norway and Iceland, the far-flung Faroe Islands are luring travelers all on their own.
If you didn’t know much about Malta before now, that’s likely going to change. While it may be a tiny country in the Mediterranean—the smallest country in the European Union—Malta has become one of Europe’s most talked-about destinations.