One of the churches in Mamshit.

Explore the Ruins of an Ancient Incense Route

Follow frankincense and myrrh on a historic journey through the desert

Yerevan, Armenia

How Ancient Volcanoes Created Armenia’s Pink City

In the capital city of Yerevan, volcanic rock flows pink

"Painless Parker" wore a necklace of teeth to lure in achy victims.

A Brief History of America's Most Outrageous Dentist

Painless Parker and his dental circus live on in a Philadelphia museum

The 10 Best Travel Books to Give This Season

Satisfy your giftee’s wanderlust with these travel-themed books

Two trainees work on repairs.

How to Experience a Mission to Mars (If You Still Want to Come Back)

Space Camp for adults? It's definitely a thing

Don’t Miss These 11 New Museum Exhibitions This Winter

You'll find everything from beloved childhood characters to animatronic dinosaurs on display this season

Hanna Karlsson Thorén shows the difference between a young and mature oyster.

Sailing Sweden's Icy Seas in Search of One of the World's Best Oysters

A Nordic oyster safari serves up fresh bivalves that are hard to find outside of Sweden

An airplane takes flight.

A Nervous Flyer's Guide to Every Ding, Buzz and Whir You Hear on an Airplane

Don’t panic—those beeps and creaks are perfectly fine

A lantern at the Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival.

Photos: Giant Chinese Lantern Sculptures Light Up Spokane

This month brings a world of colorful light to Washington

Nine Places Where You Can Still See Wheel Tracks from the Oregon Trail

The legendary trail has carved itself into American history—and, in some places, into the earth itself

A Louisiana staple, boudin can be bought at grocery stores, roadside stands and homegrown shops like Bayou Boudin and Cracklins in Breaux Bridge.

Find Out Why Boudin Is Louisiana's Most Famous Sausage

The state is studded with shrines to the rice-filled pork treat

An artist's representation of the Akelarre.

Visit the Site of the Biggest Witch Trial in History

Over 7,000 people were accused of witchcraft in Basque Spain

The bike on display at the Harley-Davidson Museum.

The Motorcycle That Rode the Tsunami

A Harley, washed out to sea, traveled more than 4,000 miles to its current home

Shrunken heads were prepared and worn by the victor of a battle, believing the victim’s power would then be transferred to that victor. Popular in the mid-19th century, shrunken heads were a collectible which became so popular that Europeans created replica shrunken heads from unclaimed bodies. On loan from: Buffalo Museum of Science and San Diego Museum of Man.

These 12 New Museum Exhibitions Are Fall Must-Sees

Shrunken heads, punk rock and robots make for an action-packed autumn

This marker denotes both the highest point in Finland and the border with Norway.

Norway Wants to Give Finland a Mountain

If the country succeeds, it will be the world's best 100th-birthday gift

Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota.

Six National Parks That Are Best Explored by Boat

From wildlife to forgotten forts, the water is the place to be at many of America's national parks

The lone Lorax tree in Scripps Park, La Jolla.

Visit the Original Lorax Tree in Dr. Seuss's San Diego

Check out these Seuss-related sites in Theodore Geisel's adopted hometown

Sample of Niku Udon.

Japan's Most Mouthwatering Dishes Are Made of Plastic

Discover <i>sampuru</i>, the art of mind-blowingly realistic fake food

A falconer next to a runestone.

Learn to Be a Viking (Without the Pillaging) in Ribe, Denmark

Travel back in time in this Viking village

A typical night market in Taiwan.

The Best Night Markets for Midnight Snacking in Taipei

Go light on dinner, these magnificent markets add rich flavor to Taipei's nightlife

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