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Petition to fire Fresno State professor attracts 10,000 signatures

A petition to fire the Fresno State professor who called the late Barbara Bush “an amazing racist” has attracted over 10,000 signatures as of Tuesday morning.<p>The appeal calls upon California State University, Fresno to terminate the employment of English professor Randa Jarrar for comments she made …

The world's 8 most underrated cities and why you should visit them

1. Porto, Portugal<p><b>Emma Higgins (Gotta Keep Movin’ - gottakeepmovin.com)</b><p>Often outshined by nearby Lisbon, Porto can be thought of as the Portuguese …

10+ Epic Photos From Burning Man 2017 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

What started in 1986 as two friends burning an eight-foot statue on a San Francisco beach has grown into an event that sets a 105-feet tall statue on …

Burning Man

The true story behind England’s tea obsession

A stiff upper lip and an almost genetic love of tea are what makes the English English. Except that the latter was actually influenced by a Portuguese woman.<p>Imagine the most English-English person you can think of. Now I’m fairly certain that no matter what picture you just conjured up, that person …

European Travel

Check Out This Gorgeous Eclipse Time-Lapse Video and Learn How It Was Filmed

Daniel Dean knew the total solar eclipse would be an incredible opportunity for him to capture something amazing. A few months prior to the eclipse, …

Time-lapse Photography

Camera on Balloon Captures the Total Solar Eclipse from Near Space

Self-proclaimed “armchair aeroscience geek” Liem Bahneman managed to capture the Great American Eclipse from an unusual and amazing perspective: he …

What No One Tells You About Traveling to the Galapagos Islands

If you want to marvel at unparalleled wildlife and incredible terrain, look no further than the Galapagos Islands. Made up of 19 rugged and isolated …

Surreal Californian Landscapes in Infrared

Based in Melbourne, photographer Kate Ballis in nonetheless familiar with Californian landscapes. From the Joshua Tree National Park to Palm Spring, …

The facekini, China’s strange-looking summer beach trend, is having a moment

They’ve been around for a few years, but facekinis, those odd-looking sun protectors, are now having a little moment in the sun. For those who don’t know, facekinis are material masks worn over the head like a balaclava, and are designed to protect swimmers from both the sun’s rays, jellyfish …

High Fashion

Carroll's portraits of Alice to go on display in birth of art photography show

Original negatives of model for Alice in Wonderland among National Portrait Gallery exhibition, which includes Oscar Rejlander and Julia Margaret Cameron<p>Fragile images by some of the pioneers of Victorian photography, rarely displayed because the prints and negatives are so vulnerable to light …

Photography

Immediate Witchcraft: Flying With My Feet On the Ground

August 22, 2017 by Laura Tempest Zakroff<p>There’s something inspiring and breathtaking about the art and mythology surrounding Witches flying to the …

René Magritte: 130 photos featured in world-first exhibition – in pictures

In the mid-1970s, a swathe of photographs and films of and by René Magritte were discovered, 10 years after the artist’s death. The work is featured in an exclusive exhibition at Latrobe regional gallery in Victoria, Australia – a coup for the out-of-town space – which is offering a new perspective …

Art

Meet The Travel Photographer Who’s Been Chasing Adventure Since She Was Two Years Old

Jody MacDonald has a job which, on the surface, looks extremely enviable: She’s a travel photographer, bouncing around the world, snapping photos along the way. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find a gig that’s exhausting and intensely difficult. A 24/7 life of risk, and passion. But the hard work …

Travel

Kashmir’s trendy new cafes offer more than just freshly-brewed coffee to young customers

In a modest café named Winterfell on the bank of the Dal Lake in Srinagar, tucked away from the glances of intrusive passers-by and the dangers that rule Kashmir’s streets, a few young Kashmiris have managed to create an oasis of sorts.<p>It is easy to get bored if you are young in Kashmir, …

Coffee

A glamorous Oscar Wilde-themed pub with the city's longest bar has opened in New York

A Victorian-themed bar inspired by, and named after, the iconic Irish playwright and author, Oscar Wilde, has just opened in New York City. Covering a total of 5874 square feet, it has the longest bar in the city at 118.5 feet. It also has an additional standing whiskey bar with over 300 spirits, …

Oscar Wilde

The best thrift store in every state

1/<p>ALABAMA: America's Thrift Stores<p>Founded in 1984, America's Thrift Stores has 17 locations in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and …

Thrifting

You Can Relax in a Hot Spring Infinity Pool Overlooking Volcanic Mountains

Let’s be real for a minute: We haven’t met an infinity pool we didn’t like. But one spot in Mexico’s Mezquital Valley puts even the most luxurious …

On the road to the Summer of Love

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was a legendary celebration.<p>For a few months in 1967, one neighborhood in San Francisco became the center of the world for busloads of artists, activists, drifters and dreamers.<p>The rock 'n' roll shows, long hair, mind-altering drugs and free love of that "Summer of Love" in …

San Francisco

Everything you've heard about Burning Man is wrong

My first time going to Burning Man was in 2012 and I remember trying to explain it to my parents. By that point, they were already pretty used to me …

Festivals

Sook Station: The prison themed hostel in Bangkok that turns travellers into inmates

A new hostel in Thailand is throwing its guests into cells for the night – at their request.<p>Sook Station is a prison themed hostel in Bangkok which …

Lonely Planet's Trips app is Instagram for travel junkies

If you've ever planned a vacation abroad, you've probably spent some time with Lonely Planet. The company is the largest travel book publisher in the world and offers plenty of free resources on its website and in the Lonely Planet Guides app. The latter provided the inspiration for the latest …

Loneliness

How to Experience the Total Eclipse from Your Living Room

If you're feeling a little bit out of the loop lately about this "totality" eclipse thing, allow us to catch you up: It's a major celestial event …

How I befriended an African king

James Michael Dorsey travelled to Africa in search of a legendary king – and found himself on the ride of his life.<p>Once, I went to Africa in search of a king.<p>I have met more than a few kings over the years, but this was the only one I made an effort to find.<p>Several kings whose paths I crossed had …

See How the Solar Eclipse Will Look From Anywhere in the U.S.

The 2017 total solar eclipse is fast approaching, and hordes of sky gazers are scrambling to find a spot where they can see the shadow of the moon …

These are the 20 cheapest cities on Earth

5 of the most scenic hotel pools

When temperatures soar and there's nowhere to escape but the hotel swimming pool, we all are happy to take some tan time.<p>As you plunge into cool watery depths, you'll glance up now and again for a serious sense of awe, whether you're taking in misty mountains, verdant valleys, or sparkling …

Looking for somewhere different in Thailand? Two traditional communities are getting a tourist boost

We all know that Thailand is an amazing and stunningly beautiful place to visit and most of us head for areas like Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai and Pattaya. But what if there was somewhere new for us to take in while we’re there?<p>The good news on that front is that two small-sized communities in the …

Snorkelling

Fiddle, fish and board game fun: a snapshot of Zanzibar life – in pictures

Photographer Sam Vox’s patience paid off in these glimpses of island life on Zanzibar – part of our weekly look at people’s travels through three Instagram images