Archaeology shows that these fierce women also smoked pot, got tattoos, killed—and loved—men. The Amazons got a bum rap in antiquity. They wore trousers. They smoked pot, covered their skin with tattoos,
TravelIntelligent Travel Two of the hottest books this fall are set in two of the planet’s coldest locales: Siberia and the South Pole. In Midnight in Siberia, author and NPR host David Greene meets singing
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TravelIntelligent Travel On a raft floating down Fiji’s Upper Navua River gorge, under dangling 100-foot vines, time stops. Like a tropical Grand Canyon, this gorge slices through the volcanic heart of
Book Talk We need to become enchanted with nature again, author says. We live in an age of mass extinctions and increasing degradation of our planet. Rewilding—the return of land to a wild state and the
"Death travelers" are bringing back stories of life beyond death. They can fly through walls or circle the planets, turn into pure light or meet long-dead relatives. Many have blissful experiences of love.
TravelIntelligent Travel My four-year-old son loves going to the park in our Amsterdam neighborhood. The trip takes a minute. We cross the street, walk to the corner, and there it is: the vast green sward
Imagine this... you have set out a beautiful picnic in an even more beautiful destination. But wait... you forget your wine opener! Luckily, I have a simple solution to this big conundrum. Imagine this...
Noted for its craggy seaside cliffs, verdant pastures, and temperate climate, the Cornwall region of southwest England is a favorite of divers, hikers, surfers, and drinkers (windblown pubs dot the countryside
TravelIntelligent Travel What makes a superior beach town? I’ve thought about that often, usually while gorging on steamed clams with butter or pedaling a bike along a seawall. America does beaches extremely
TravelIntelligent Travel Weimar’s size has always belied its moxie. When a fire ravaged the gilt-trimmed Duchess Anna Amalia Library in 2004, locals formed a human chain to save historic masterpieces included
It’s no secret I love flowers – in my apartment, on my desk, or as a pattern on my dress. Pressing fresh flowers is a great way to preserve their natural beauty, and by decorating your phone case with
[Photographs: Rabi Abonour] There's plenty to love about Despaña, from its Spanish specialty goods to its sandwiches and its Spanish-style horchata. So it should come as no surprise that the salads are
TravelWhere the Locals Go Dearbhaill Standún and her husband own and operate a restored 17th-century “hill village,” Cnoc Suain, just a short drive from Galway city on Ireland’s west coast. Though the