The End of the Tour: Why Do We Travel?
Travel is commodity, a privilege, and a state of mind; a comfort to some and a trial to others.
The Temple of Apollo on the Ocean Floor
In 1993, divers discovered a shipwreck from the Hellenistic period off the coast of Turkey. It held marble columns from the Temple of Apollo.
Eddie Aikau: The Rad Life of a Hawaiian Surfing Legend
Eddie Aikau was a surfing legend during a time when Hawaiian legends were being resurrected. As a lifeguard, he attempted more than 500 daring rescues.
Afghanistan’s Ancient and Beautiful Minaret of Jam
The Minaret of Jam, located in Afghanistan's Ghur province, provided a vantage point for the call to prayer. It remained hidden and forgotten until 1886.
3 Explorers Who Vanished Without a Trace
These 3 explorers dedicated their lives to illuminating some dark corner of the Earth. Although they died in pursuit of knowledge, their legacies live on.
Objects of Wonder: Costa Rica’s Stone Spheres
The people who chiseled Costa Rica's stone spheres out of granite belonged to a distinct Latin American culture called the Chibchan.
3 Women Explorers You Should Know
Their names may not be widely recognized, but these three intrepid women explorers deserved broader acclaim for their accomplishments.
The Codfish Pirates of Saint Malo
Saint Malo has sheltered scoundrels and villains for much of its history, including pirates, cod smugglers, and even Nazis.
Leopards, Hippos, and Cats, Oh My! The World’s First Zoo
Hierakonpolis, the capital of Upper Egypt during the Predynastic period, is the site of the world’s first zoo.
Mourning the Death of the American Railway
Just as the Titanic had redefined passenger liners, so too would the Zephyr transform the American railway.