Easter Island Enigma

Unraveling the Mysteries of the Moai

For centuries, explorers and archaeologists have tried to solve the riddle: how did Easter Island’s tiny population build the massive, big-headed stone statues known as moai? And how did they move them?

17 Shares

The Future We Were Promised

What Ever Happened to Space Tourism?

News of an upcoming space hotel obviously got our attention, but it also got us thinking: will space tourism ever live up to expectations?

The Mad King

Ludwig II Was Crazy for Castles

If Neuschwanstein Castle looks familiar, it’s because you’ve seen it at Disneyland. The inspiration for Sleeping Beauty’s palace was the obsession of a 19th century king whose untimely death is still debated today.

525 Shares

Shangri La

The Real Heaven on Earth in Hawaii

In 1933, James Hilton introduced the world to Shangri La in his novel Lost Horizon. Not long after its publication, the “richest girl in the world” decided that it wasn’t good enough for heaven on earth to exist on the page, it also needed to exist in Hawaii.

394 Shares

The Empire Strikes Back

Angkor Wat Is Having Another Moment

In the early 13th century, Angkor was the monumental focal point of one of the world’s most astonishing empires. Eight hundred years later, it’s taking center stage all over again.

1.2K Shares

Pig Beach

A Test Case for Responsible Tourism

Pig Beach is exactly what it sounds like. It’s one of the most intriguing tourist attractions in the world. It also raises some serious questions about how we travel.

Out of the Past

Seven Enduring Destinations for 2019

Our favorite destinations for 2019 each have long and lasting histories. They’ve humbled travelers for many years — and they deserve a visit during the upcoming one as well.

294 Shares

Make Your Presents Felt

12 Gift Ideas for the Traveler in Your Life

It’s important that your holiday gifts make an impact, but what do you get for the world traveler who’s seen it all? We’ve assembled a list of gadgets and artworks that will bring warm feelings to even the most jaded traveler in your life.

Holier Than Thou

A First-Timer's Guide to Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole’s particular confluence of old west and new west has helped it become the wilderness escape of choice for the rich and famous.

Hot Pursuit

Catching Up with the Eclipse Chasers

Year after year, eclipse chasers traverse the globe in pursuit of a high that only comes from witnessing one of the universe’s most mesmerizing events.

111 Shares