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The Philippines is Closing Down Boracay Island for Six Months

Boracay Island, the favourite tourist destination in the Visayas Region known for its pristine waters and ultra fine white sand beach will soon be …

The Ultimate Guide to Māori Tattoos

The art of Kiri Tuhi (arms and body) and Ta Moko (face and head) tattooing stretches back to when the Polynesians first introduced the practice to …

How its Made: Traditional Vietnamese Áo Dài Dresses

The áo dài is the symbol of feminine beauty in Vietnam, and even as the modern world pushes in to replace some of the traditional ways of life here, …

The 21 Most Beautiful Islands in Thailand

With hundreds of islands and islets scattered along its coastlines and several more in rivers and lakes around the nation, Thailand certainly isn’t …

Romantic Getaways in the U.S. Perfect for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, even your best ideas for dinner and a show might be starting to seem a little lackluster. If so, consider one …

Cape Town Shack Nominated for Prestigious Design Award

Informal settlements are an uncomfortable reality for many people who live in South Africa. A direct result of apartheid spacial design, housing in …

Instagram Bans Elephant Riding Photos to Protect Wildlife

Despite the knowledge that elephant rides are harmful for the elephants, many people still choose to ignore this fact and go on elephant riding trips …

Why Japan's Okinawa Islands Are Full of 100-Year-Olds

Japan is a nation of long-living residents. Even with their long work hours and densely populated cities, the average life expectancy is 83.7. This …

Norway Is Making a Move to Be the First Fur-Free Nordic Country

Once upon a time, people actually needed fur: before electricity and heating, there was no other way to survive or even dress for the cold. But those …

Here's Why This Ultra Orthodox Jewish Sect in Israel Rave to Trance Music

Techno music blasting from graffiti-ridden vans, wild, ecstatic dancing in the street, and booze-filled bar mitzvah performances – the Na Nachs …

The Hunger Games is Coming to this Spanish City in a Completely New Way

Soon travellers will be able to immerse themselves in the world of the hit film trilogy in this Spanish city.<p><i>The Hunger Games</i>, the dystopian trilogy …

Why Are Women in Iran Taking Off Their Headscarves?

A lone woman silently stands high on a block on a busy public street in Iran. Tied to the end of a pole is a headscarf that she has removed from her …

This Nature Photographer Took the Most Viewed Photo of All Time

Charles “Chuck” O’Rear is an American photographer with over 25 years experience pointing, shooting, and capturing the world’s beauty in a snapshot. …

Missing Cow Found in Białowieza Forest Hanging Out With Bison

In Poland’s deep and dreamy Białowieza Forest, an average brown cow has been spotted mingling with a herd of huge wild bison. This is a highly …

The Most Difficult But Beautiful Places To Get To In India

Tread off the beaten tourist path with our list of some of the most remote, difficult to access yet stunning locations around India. These …

Friends Not Food: The Rise in Vietnam's Pet Dog Ownership

Fuelled in no small part by globalisation and a roaring economy, in Vietnam, dogs are increasingly making the leap from the dinner table to the foot …

The Most Expensive Destination in the Mediterranean Has Just Been Revealed

A new study has revealed the most expensive holiday destination on the Mediterranean – and it might just surprise you.<p>The Spanish holiday island of …

10 Books About American Politics You Need to Read

Political books tend to be a niche field in the U.S., the domain of politicos and news obsessives, with a few exceptions that have crossed into the …

Where to Witness the Most Incredible Animal Migrations in the World

Our planet is a pretty magical place, and every day, extraordinary things are happening, especially in the animal kingdom. At very specific times of …

Things About "Black Panther" That Are Spiralling Us Into a Frenzy

One of the year’s most anticipated movies is certainly whipped superhero fans into a frenzy. <i>Black Panther</i> is a proud moment for Africa, features an …

11 of the Most Adventurous Ways to Tie the Knot

Gone are the days where a nice white dress and good buffet would do the trick. These days, couples are looking for ever more original – dare we say …

7 Russian Home Cures You Should Think Twice Before You Try

Growing up or living in Russia, it is inevitable that you will come across a selection of home cures that seem absolutely insane at first. Though …

Chinese Women Outraged by Patronizing Parking Spaces

Are extra-wide parking spaces for women a favorable gesture or a sexist attitude? The question became the latest center of the debate over sexism on …

We Might Just Have Found 2018's New "Despacito"

There is a good chance that 2018’s new earworm will be the 2017 hit <i>Feel It Still</i> by American band “Portugal. The Man”, possibly displacing <i>Despacito</i> …

Travel Back in Time With These Beautiful Old Photos of Istanbul

SALT is a Turkish contemporary art institution that also has a specialized library and archive of physical and digital sources focusing primarily on …

Americans in Switzerland Set to Say Sorry for Trump

The saying goes: it’s never too late to say sorry. Well, some Americans in Switzerland are taking that sentiment very seriously—particularly when it …

Cheesed Off: Spain Battles Mexico in Dispute Over Famous Cheese

In a fraught dispute that is delaying a major international trade deal, Spanish cheesemakers have accused Mexico of ‘cheese piracy’. The debate …

7 Writers Who Were Inspired by Russian Literature

Russian literature has made a name for itself overseas. The names of Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and Pushkin are well-recognised years after their deaths and …

Switzerland's Legal Cannabis Comes Without a High

Today, if you were to stop outside a corner shop in one of Switzerland’s main cities you might see a little sticker on the window with a rather happy …

How Young Students Are Using Asian 'Sugar Daddy' Sites to Clear Debt

When it comes to dating, it’s not about the sweet life — it’s about the sugar.<p>At least, that’s what new Malaysia-based sugar dating site, …