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The 12 Weirdest Experiences You Can Have in Canada

When the going gets weird, the weird head north. Where else can you pay good money to freeze yourself (almost) to death, order a cocktail with a …

Tony Awards

Naomi Klein on How Canada's First Nations Can Take on the Oil Industry and Win

Indigenous peoples may be key to combating climate change, author says.<p>She's glamorous and brilliant, a mother and a social critic. She has appeared in <i>Vogue</i> and marched with Occupy Wall Street protesters. Her books have been international best sellers—and channeled the zeitgeist, illuminating …

THE SHOT: Robyn's Odyssey

In 1977, I was given the ultimate National Geographic assignment: track down a mysterious and stunningly beautiful young woman named Robyn Davidson who crossed 2000 miles of treacherous Australian outback alone with four camels and her dog Diggity. I photographed her five times during her nine …

23 Year Old Hitchhiker Carries Camera For An Entire Year To Capture Canada’s Wild Beauty

Avid hitchhiker and traveler, Devon Berquist, carried her camera through the mountains, across the prairies, and even into the northern arctic to …

Canada

Photo series follows the adventures of a grandma and her cat

Cats are wonderful creatures, we all know that. They’re plush, soft, furry, 'purry', and will bring you dead animals as gifts. They make good …

Budapest's best ruin bars

Budapest’s 'ruin bars' – quirky pubs and clubs that have taken over the city's abandoned spaces – shouldn't be missed. Here are four of the best to …

Budapest

Paris Review - Italo Calvino, The Art of Fiction No. 130

Interviewed by William Weaver, Damien Pettigrew<p>Issue 124, Fall 1992<p>Upon hearing of Italo Calvino’s death in September of 1985, John Updike commented, “Calvino was a genial as well as brilliant writer. He took fiction into new places where it had never been before, and back into the fabulous and …

Elon Musk puts his case for a multi-planet civilisation – Ross Andersen

‘Fuck Earth!’ Elon Musk said to me, laughing. ‘Who cares about Earth?’ We were sitting in his cubicle, in the front corner of a large open-plan …

Love Hurts First Aid Kit: the perfect gift for a broken heart

Love - a simple, four letter word that is capable of producing millions of emotions. They can be wonderful, but when love fails, all emotions tumble …

The world's most hard-to-get visas

Have you got tales of visa woes? By the age of 35, Chris Guillebeau had visited every country in the world. Here, he reveals the visas that proved …

Visas

Micro Paintings By Mesut Kul

My name is Mesut Kul and I am a Turkish artist who draws tiny pictures on various objects. Sometimes it is a butterfly wing, a rice grain, a feather …

Art

16 incredible Northern Lights hotels

To watch the ethereal and elusive Northern Lights is to witness one of nature's most splendorous sights: a celestial dance across the Arctic sky that surely features near the top of most - if not all - travellers' bucket lists.<p>Those seeking this remarkable phenomenon have a decent pick of …

17 Of The Most Unusual Beaches Around The World

When someone says “beach” you probably think of yellow or white sand, rolling waves, bright sunlight and a beer or fruity cocktail. But beaches come …

This Abandoned Shopping Mall In Bangkok Has Been Taken Over By Fish

This abandoned mall in Bangkok, Thailand, hides an unlikely secret behind it’s walls – it is home to thousands of fish, which freely roam the mall’s …

Thailand

This Traffic Jam Was Stuck In Belgian Forest For 70 Years

These spooky apocalyptic images are not a scene from “Walking Dead”, they were actually taken at one of the biggest car cemeteries in the world – the …

This Suspended Tent Lets You Sleep In The Trees

This isn’t some surreal work of art or alien structure – it’s a tent! The Tentsile, a portable suspended tent (Tent? Treehouse? Hammock?) created by …

How would you like to climb this 540 foot vertical wall in Switzerland? No, really?

Listen up, you climbing enthusiasts! If you don't already know, the world's tallest vertical wall that is available for you to conquer is Diga di …

This Old Town In Morocco Is Covered In Blue Paint

Chefchaouen, a small town in northern Morocco, has a rich history, beautiful natural surroundings and wonderful architecture, but what it’s most …

The world’s most extreme road trips

Whether you are revving your car’s engine to clear a narrow pass or grinding through sand in a 4X4, these five roads have a reputation for being among the most brutal in the world.

For real: This washing machine weighs just 180g and fits neatly into any pocket

Ash Newland was planning a climbing trip in Mt Kilimanjaro with a pal four years ago when he started thinking about how they were going to wash their …

A Japanese village where dolls outnumber humans

Nestled deep in the valleys of Shikoku Island in Japan is a small and almost forgotten village called Nagoro. Once a bustling center with a dam, a …

Tattoo Artist Creates Impressive Freehand Tattoos On The Spot Without Any Sketches

For some, getting a permanent tattoo can be a huge commitment – it is, after all, for life. But what about a tattoo that you never even got to see …

Body Art

Gibara, Cuba's best-kept secret

<b>Where is Gibara?</b><br>In Cuba, at the end of the highway heading out of Holguín (reached by domestic flight from Havana), the pleasant, park-filled capital of the province of the same name in the south-east of the country.<p><b>What's the vibe?</b><br>Gibara is an independent-spirited, coastal fishing village of …

This large-scale street art by Roa is so damn awesome it hurts. Well, virtually.

10 Works of Literature That Were Really Hard to Write

<i>Instead of judging works of literature based on their artistic merit, we’ve decided to rank them by degree of difficulty. These 10 authors may not be</i> …

Abandoned suitcases from a New York Psychiatric Center

The Willard Psychiatric Center closed its doors back in 1995, but after the closure there was a 'miraculous discovery'. That miraculous discovery was …

Want a unique tattoo? Try the eclecticism tattoos of this artist

Seattle-based tattoo artist Steph Hanlon deviates from traditional forms of tattoos with her own style, one she likes to call ‘eclecticism’. She …

Kapital Summer 2014 “Denim Men Love Cats” Catalogue

<b>Rolling of the success of their recently released “Kapital World Documentary,” Japanese denim connoisseurs Kapital launches into summer 14 with their</b> …

This Artist Turns Trash Into Homes For The Homeless

Gregory Kloehn is a kind-hearted and crafty artist in Oakland, California who had the brilliant idea of creating small mobile homes for homeless …

Housing