The central meditation dome in Auroville, India.

Seven Planned Utopian Towns That You Can Visit Today

These utopic cities—some working, some not—can still be visited today

Interactive touchpools in the aquarium.

Be Part of a Catch-and-Release Aquarium in Scotland

The Mull Aquarium in Tobermory invites visitors to help stock the tanks


This Is the Best Place in North America to See Synchronous Fireflies

Congaree National Park is accessible and doesn’t have a lottery system

A movie screening at Hollywood Forever.

From Yoga to Movie Nights: How Cemeteries Are Trying to Attract the Living

These cemeteries around the country are more public space than burial ground

Scenes from Territorio De Zaguates.

This Costa Rican Paradise Shelters Over 1,000 Stray Dogs

A photographer documents scenes from Territorio De Zaguates, a converted farm in the Santa Bárbara mountains that's giving abandoned dogs a second chance


A Quest to Find America's Best Craft Chocolate Makers

“Chocolate Noise” profiles the most original small-batch chocolatiers across the country

Cacao trees with chocolate fruit pods on Kauai, HI.

How Hawaii Became the North Pole of Cacao

These chocolate makers have set up shop in the only state—and the coldest place—that can sustain cacao plantations

White-naped cranes flying above the DMZ.

How Korea’s Demilitarized Zone Became an Accidental Wildlife Paradise

Hundreds of rare animal species take shelter in the 155-mile no man's land between North and South Korea


Eight Instagrammers to Follow for an Insider's View of the Olympic Games

From art and food to skis and skates, these Instagrammers give you a behind-the-scenes look at #Pyeongchang2018

This urn-shaped finial sat atop the courthouse roof until the cupola collapsed during the fire.

Five Places Where You Can Still See Remnants of the Great Chicago Fire

Though the city was completely rebuilt within two years, you can still see evidence of the fire that destroyed it

The National Aquatics Center is where Michael Phelps earned his eight gold medal during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Today it's been transformed into the Happy Magic Water Cube, one of Asia’s largest waterparks.

Four Olympic Stadiums With Unexpected Afterlives

What happens to old Olympics facilities after the medals have all been awarded?

The Buddhist Sculpture Gallery at the National Museum of Korea.

Seven Must-See Museums in South Korea

Get cultured while you’re in the country for the Winter Olympics

Gift and her mother.

A Visit to the House of the Mountain Gorillas

A trek through Bwindi Impenetrable National Park brings you up close and personal with an endangered gorilla population

Turda Salt Mine

These Five Abandoned Mines Have Been Transformed into Subterranean Wonderlands

Zip line through darkness or relax in a serene saline pool deep underground

Ryan McGinley, Dakota Hair, 2004.

Don't Miss These 10 New Art and Design Exhibits Opening This Winter

Explore everything from artistic chairs to underground magazines this season

Aaron Elster's hologram answers questions from the audience.

An Exhibit in Illinois Allows Visitors to Talk with Holograms of 13 Holocaust Survivors

The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, Illinois, opened the new Survivor Stories Experience this fall

Gertsacov looking at one of his fleas.

Revive the Charm of an 1800s Show with These Modern-Day Flea Circuses

Take a trip to the (very small) Big Top

Heddal Stave Church

Norway's Medieval Wooden Churches Look Plucked From a Fairy Tale

These historic churches feature elaborate carvings that mix Christian and Viking symbols

One of the new trees in the Future Library forest.

After 100 Years, This Entire Forest Will Be Turned into Mystery Manuscripts

Hike through Norway’s future library, currently in the form of baby trees

Color-Soaked Photographs Capture Norway's Watery Wonderlands

“One Eye Project” explores liquid landscapes and reflections of Norway’s greatest sites

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