A Tour of Beauty Industry Pioneer Madam C.J. Walker’s Indianapolis

The hair-care magnate at the center of the new Netflix series 'Self Made' left her imprint on the city where she launched her career

The Roman Pool at Hearst Castle

Six Castles You Can Visit in the United States

You don’t have to travel to Europe to see turrets, gate houses and other architectural features reminiscent of the Middle Ages

Surfers ride the bore tide at Turnagain Arm.

How to Surf Alaska's Bore Tide

Turnagain Arm offers surfers an experience they can't get anywhere else in the country

Vegas Vicky, Las Vegas, Nevada

A Vibrant Tour of America's Neon Signs

In his upcoming book ‘Neon Road Trip,’ photographer John Barnes captures a luminous part of advertising history

The high-quality ice comes straight from a pond located just a stone’s throw away from Ice Art Park, just west of downtown Fairbanks, where the annual competition is held.

The Painstaking Art of Ice Carving

It might be cold and labor intensive, but that doesn’t stop artists from testing their ice sculpting skills at the World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks

Janet Echelman's piece "1.78" has been on view in a variety of places, including Madrid in 2018. It will next be on display in Helsinki.

The Must-See Outdoor Art Installations of 2020

Janet Echelman, Yayoi Kusama and Dale Chihuly are just a few of the artists making massive sculptures for the year ahead

A drone captured the ice circle that formed on the Presumpscot River in Westbrook, Maine, last January.

The Science Behind Snow Rollers, Ice Circles and Other Winter Phenomena

A meteorologist explains how bizarre snow and ice formations take shape—and where you're most likely to see them

Richard Booth's Bookshop on Lion Street in Hay-On-Wye, Wales

Attention Bibliophiles: These Book Towns Should Be Your Next Vacation Stops

From Australia to Malaysia, these villages are prized for their abundance of bookstores

The forest has grown so vast that the Watson Lake Visitors Center doesn’t keep any sort of inventory of which signs make up the collection.

There’s a Forest Made Out of Signs in Canada

Since 1942, people have planted 91,000 signs from around the world

A group of revelers are seen wassailing at Redbyrd Orchard Cider in New York.

New York's Cideries Bring the Tradition of Wassailing to the Finger Lakes

Common in England, the practice of toasting to the health of the orchard has hopped the pond

Stadshuskällaren is a restaurant located in Stockholm Sweden that serves historic menus from almost a century of Nobel Banquets.

This Restaurant in Sweden Offers Every Meal Served at the Nobel Banquet Since 1922

At Stadshuskällaren, in the basement of Stockholm's City Hall, diners eat like Nobel Prize winners

Exploring Five of the Most Iconic Wreckage Sites in Bermuda

The island’s ‘custodian of historic wrecks’ shares his favorite underwater sites for divers to experience

The Ten Best Books About Travel of 2019

What to read when you’ve been bitten by the travel bug

The Paris Aquarium rescues unwanted goldfish and gives them a home.

The Paris Aquarium Is Giving Unwanted Goldfish a Second Chance

The sanctuary is home to 1,000 fish and counting

Flight map of Air India destinations from 1962.

The Sleek History of Airline Maps

A new book explores the evolution of cartography throughout more than a century of commercial air travel

Altars are an important aspect of the Dia de los Muertos holiday in Mexico.

The Meaning Behind Six Objects on Día de los Muertos Altars

From marigolds to sugar skulls, the traditional Mexican holiday is full of symbols

For the past 99 years, Anoka, Minnesota, has been celebrating Halloween like no other city in the world.

What Makes This Minnesota Town the Halloween Capital of the World?

For nearly a century, Anoka has been celebrating this spooky holiday like no other city

The Royal Palace in Brussels, Belgium, is one of dozens of ceilings featured in the new book "The Art of Looking Up."

A Tour of the World's Most Spectacular Ceilings

In her new book 'The Art of Looking Up,' Catherine McCormack captures stunning ceilings around the globe

The Torch of Friendship is a 65-foot, 45-ton steel sculpture near San Antonio's River Walk.

San Antonio Displays More Than 100 Sculptures by Artist Sebastian

The city is celebrating the Mexican artist’s 50-plus year career with a massive exhibition

More than 50,000 empty plastic bottles were used to construct Panama's Plastic Bottle Village.

From Bottles to Newspapers, These Five Homes Were Built Using Everyday Objects

Open for visitors, these houses model upcycling at its finest

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