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Intimate Photo Series Documents the Beauty of Adoption

For many who are able to conceive, the alternative of adoption is something they will never have to consider. Adoption has been an option to …

'Blown Away' by Copán Ruinas, Honduras

I awoke early last Sunday morning and stepped out onto the porch of my room at Casa de Café -- a wonderful little bed & breakfast in Copán Ruinas, Honduras. I happened to run into a woman from the United States who had arrived in town late the previous evening. She introduced herself as Ruth, and I …

The Land No Man Would Claim

"No man’s land" is a term that, to the modern ear, can sound like stepping onto a battlefield. In fact, the phrase refers back to the idea of unclaimed land (recorded as "namesmaneslande" in the Domesday survey of England of 1086) and still carries an echo of perennial hopes for free land, for …

Africa
Brush Strokes

5 Photos Every Photographer Must Know How to Create

Did you know that there are five basic photographs that every photographer must learn how to create? All other camera techniques in photography are …

Landscape Photography

Aegina Is The Most Beautiful Greek Island You Haven't Heard Of... Yet

Mykonos, Santorini, Crete... been there, done that. But if you're looking for a fresh, unspoiled island to explore, let us introduce you to Aegina.<p>Aegina Island is located in the Saronic Gulf, about 17 nautical miles from Athens. It's home to ancient ruins (including the famous Temple of Aphaia), …

MIT Offers Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Course for Free Online

It’s not unusual for colleges with large open-source programs to put out a number of courses free for the world to browse through online. In the past …

10 National Parks to See Before You Die

Originally Published on on CNTraveler.com<p>Our national parks are overwhelming in every way -- in number, in size, in their capacity to inspire wonder. And the question remains: Which one will you see next? For the following introduction to, and celebration of, our nation's greatest natural …

National Parks

5 Unique Photography Apps for iOS and Android You Should be Aware of

Smartphone photography may have its detractors, but its proponents are all that really matter; they keep the mobile phone photography community alive …

Apps

7 Amazing Sites You've Maybe Never Heard Before

Serving as the Event Director for over a decade of the annual world travel championship, the around the world travel adventure competition known as The Global Scavenger Hunt, I am regularly asked what my favorite spot in the world is?<p>I get the curiosity behind the question, but I loathe it …

Travel

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

Creativity

New York's Best Alternative Escape for Summer 2014

<b>If you love to explore or collect art and happen to be in NYC this summer, a private tour of Waterfall Mansion should be a priority.</b><p>The must-see New York City art exhibition is "Summer Art Festival 2014: FEEL LIFE," co-curated by real estate developer-turned-art promoter Kate Shin and Italian art …

Art

Oregon's secret surprises

Known primarily for the quirky city of Portland, Oregon is a mostly rural state that holds a landscape diversity to rival anywhere in the US. Big hitter destinations like Mt Hood, Crater Lake, Cannon Beach and the Columbia Gorge get heavy fair-weather traffic but there are plenty of other amazing …

Oregon
Travel

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

Electric Waste Orchestra

In the hubbub of Moogfest, we serendipitously ran into a guy wearing purple 3D-printed eyeglasses and holding something that looked like a keytar. Upon closer inspection, and with the house lights turned up, it turned out to be a musical instrument made from outdated computer parts. Colten Jackson …

Makerspaces

National Geographic Travel

War games: the strange story of Léon Gimpel and the Parisian street kids

This year's Rencontres d'Arles is full of surprises, including this oddity – in 1915, photographer Léon Gimpel directed a gang of street children and created surreal tableaux that mirrored the realities of war raging elsewhere on the continent<p>Tucked away in a dark room in the Église des Frères …