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The Entrancing and Surreal Self-Portraiture of Kyle Thompson

There are selfies, and then there are self-portraits. Make no mistake, these are two very different things, in the same way that a photograph …

8 lessons you learn in Patagonia

My relationship with Patagonia began in 2006: a road trip from Buenos Aires guided by my father-in-law Adalberto. As someone who has been exploring …

The Magical Colors of Cartagena de Indias

The lady selling watermelons, pineapples and mangos beams as she spreads her indigo skirt wide for a photograph against the burnt orange stone wall facing Cartagena's Plaza de Santo Domingo. Her wide open smile, equal parts exuberant and sultry, seduces passersby into stopping to gape at her, a …

South America

Incredibly Elaborate Illustrations by Victo Ngai

New York-based illustrator Victo Ngai creates captivating illustrations with elaborate narratives. Her unique style features swirls of lines and colors that are alive with energy and movement. In much of her work, Ngai uses a signature palette of oranges, reds, greens, and browns to create the …

Digital Art

Holiday Gift Guide for Travel Bookworms

Forgo the generic gift card this holiday season and instead wrap up these five new travel-inspiring books:<p>In Sebastião Salgado’s <b>Genesis</b>, more than 500 monochrome photos–of Central African volcanoes, Brazilian jaguars, and the Stone Age Korowai people of West Papua–compose what the acclaimed …

Argentina Photos

See photos of Argentina (including Buenos Aires, the Pampas, gauchos, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Argentina

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

14 Literary Posters That Turn Famous Authors' Words Into Art

Who doesn't love a good literature-meets-graphic-design project?<p>We came across the work of Obvious State's Evan Robertson last year when he debuted his series of clever literary posters based on the words of authors like Ernest Hemingway and Kurt Vonnegut. Turning pithy quotes into whimsical works …

Histagrams Imagine How Historic Moments Might Have Been Shared on Instagram

The idea isn’t entirely new. At one point, photographer Allen Murabayashi experimented with re-imagining famous photos as if they had been taken with …

Animated history of the English language

If you've got 10 minutes, you can learn the history of English — including some interesting background on where specific words and phrases came from. …

Powerful Portraits of Secluded Cultures on the Brink of Extinction

Before They Pass Away is a powerful documentary series by photographer Jimmy Nelson featuring dozens of cultures around the world whose people live in seclusion and are at risk of fading away. Traveling across five continents, the English photographer manages to embrace the various cultures he has …

Papua New Guinea

40 of the Most Powerful Photographs Captured in the Last Century

It’s often said that a picture is worth a thousand words. More than words, though, photographs can stir up countless feelings. Photojournalists are …

Ohio State Marching Band Forms a Giant Harry Potter and T. Rex

Hush all you sports haters and instead click and watch one of the best halftime performances ever by a college marching band. During halftime at …

Harry Potter

Treacherous Lake Turns Any Animal That Touches It into Stone

Lake Natron is a salt lake found in northern Tanzania, near the Kenyan border over at the eastern branch of the East African Rift. The lake gets its …

Nature

Three Modern Travel Writing Classics

While I’ve met a few modern-day nomads in my travels, most of us can’t be on the road all the time. So how can we keep our wanderlust satiated in those stretches between journeys? We can escape into a really good book that brings a far-off place to us.<p>Here are three extraordinary travel narratives …

The Verge fall reading list

Autumn is a great time to cozy up at home and get to all the reading you missed out on during the summer. The barbecues are over, the holidays aren't here yet, and your friends will probably believe you if you say you're "busy" this weekend. Sure, there's plenty of television to watch, too, but you …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Books

The Color Master

Books

See The Entire History of the World, As Told By Infographics

“The Infographic History of the World” is a U.K. book that uses some artfully arrayed data to chronicle our collective past–everything from Roman armies to top-selling albums. The book’s editor, Craig Adams, sheds some light on how the project came about.<p>Infographics exist at the intersection of …

Infographics

11 Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures

Beyond vacation: Sabbaticals allow families to bond and travel

NEW YORK - At this time last year, Graham Bodel was analyzing equities for Credit Suisse in Manhattan.<p>This year, his days look a little different. In recent weeks he has been walking along the banks of the Seine River with his wife, Alexa, and their two children, and strolling through the Jardin du …

Human Resources

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …

The Daily Routines of Great Writers

<i>UPDATE: These daily routines have now been adapted into a labor-of-love visualization of writers’ sleep habits vs. literary productivity.</i><p>Kurt Vonnegut’s recently published daily routine made we wonder how other beloved writers organized their days. So I pored through various old diaries and …

The Most Amazing National Park Campgrounds

There's no magic formula to finding the perfect national park campground. But with 59 parks to choose from spread across wildly different terrains, there's certainly one to suit every taste <i>(Credit: Shutterstock)</i>.<p><b>Click here for the 12 Best National Park Campgrounds in America</b><p>You might be the kind of …

Gatsby's greatest places: exploring Jazz Age gems

<i>The Great Gatsby</i> is a classic American novel, and a continual inspiration to artists of all kinds. We've uncovered New York City and Long Island sights from F. Scott Fitzgerald's most iconic work. Prohibition is passé and Art Deco is long dead, but you can still live like it’s the roaring 20s in …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …