Melissa Anne Jacobson

18 Added | 1 Magazine | 2 Following | @MelissaAnnekq3b | Keep up with Melissa Anne Jacobson on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Melissa Anne Jacobson”

The Week in Review: Big Names Say Farewell

A comedic force and a movie star were among those we lost this week.For almost four decades, Robin Williams challenged his audiences and brought them …

Has the Escape From New York Reboot Found Its Snake Plissken?

I know, I know. It's going to be hard to imagine anyone other than Kurt Russell playing the iconic role of Snake Plissken in the [Escape From New …

Movie Stills Juxtaposed Against Their Real-Life Locations

Canadian photographer Christopher Moloney brings the magic of cinema to life with <i>FILMography</i>, an ongoing art project that matches scenes from movies with their real-life, present-day locations. After printing out a black-and-white still from a film, Moloney holds up the print and snaps a photo of …

Black Swans

Dreaming of the Devil: The Joy of Going Back

It’s not true that travelers have a “list” of places to see and, once they’ve checked off every box, hang up their knapsacks. When you’re traveling, you’re constantly adding to your list. Every casual conversation with fellow wayfarers introduces a world of possibility when your life is strapped to …

Travel Photography

On the Ark in Kenya

The baby rhino is losing. I think.<p>It’s a little hard to figure the rules for sure, but the baby African buffalo does seem to have the upper hand. Hoof. The two stand a couple feet apart, staring at each other. Behind them, their mothers look on with the kind of indifference of mothers everywhere …

Wooded Wonderland: Yakushima

In Japan’s epic anime film <i>Princess Mononoke</i>, legendary director Hayao Miyazaki shrouds the real-life island of <b>Yakushima</b> with surrealism, its misty granite mountains the backdrop for a conservation message.<p>Yet this wraithlike landform, which rises from the turbulent Tanegashima Strait like a …

Hayao Miyazaki

Reader Recs: Romantic Destinations

Planning a trip with that special someone? We asked our Facebook fans to share their favorite romantic destinations, and they came through in a big way.<p><b>Whether you’re looking for a tried-and-true classic or something more off the grid, our travel community has got you covered:</b><p>Not surprisingly …

Travel

The Mystical Riches of Luang Prabang

At 4:30 a.m., the ring of my alarm clock stirred me awake. Though I had spent the previous night indulging in Laotian specialties like <i>larb gai</i> (spicy chopped chicken), I rose effortlessly, eager to participate in a time-honored tradition: the local Buddhist monks’ daily collection of food for the …

Great Read: Aloha, Honolulu

Above the freeway, beyond the suburban houses crawling up the slopes of the Koolau Mountains, through a stand of Cook pines, past a grove of pungent eucalyptus, beside leafy breadfruit and Malay apple trees, long-stemmed bird-of-paradise flowers bloom. A regal-looking rooster struts across my path, …

Road Lessons: Around the Bend in Bali

Last fall I attended the <b>Ubud Writers & Readers Festival</b> on the Indonesian island of Bali. I had fallen in love with the artful atmosphere and fervent grace of Ubud at the same festival the year before, so I had arrived in the city full of expectations. Yet on my first day there, as I walked down …

Asia Travel

Sharada’s Hyderabad

When <b>Sharada Annamaraju</b> moved to <b>Hyderabad</b> as a teenager, it wasn’t exactly love at first sight. But time and distance can change a person. Eight years (and one language learned) later, she decided to give the capital of Andhra Pradesh in southern India another chance. This time, sparks flew, and she …

India

Erika’s Bogotá

Nat Geo Student Expeditions leader <b>Erika Skogg</b> is a photographer, writer, and educator with a passion for travel. After braving the frozen tundra of Wisconsin in her youth, Erika made the move to sunny Bogotá, <b></b>where she has been working as a media producer for Off Bound Adventures and writing for the …

New Map Locates Milky Way in Neighborhood of 100,000 Galaxies

Astronomers have defined a huge group of galaxies called a supercluster, now named Laniakea, with the Milky Way on its fringes.<p>A new map of the Milky Way's cosmic neighborhood shows where our galaxy lives in relation to thousands of others nearby, with scientists giving the newly discovered …

New Deep-Sea Animal Species Look Like Mushrooms but Defy Classification

A new species discovered off Australia may reshape the animal family tree.<p>A handful of strange mushroom-shaped animals discovered in the deep sea off Australia in the 1980s have finally been named by scientists. The organisms are so unique that they may rearrange the earliest branches of the animal …

Biology

As Ebola's Spread Continues, Warnings of an Inadequate Global Response

More volunteers are desperately needed, officials say.<p>The battle against Ebola is winnable, public health officials say, but a growing chorus of institutions and experts is warning this week that an insufficient global response to West Africa's epidemic may put a solution to the crisis out of reach.<p>…

Be Street Weeknd Paris 2014

The final countdown is on to the next Be Street Weeknd urban festival that has taken place in Paris for the last 3 years. On October 4th and 5th the …

Powerful Photo Series Documents the Final Generation of Foot Binding in China

For <i>Living History</i>, photographer Jo Farrell paints a stark yet complex portrait of China’s now-illegal practice of foot binding. Fueled by her desire …