Ever dreamed of living in Italy? Airbnb is giving four lucky individuals the chance to spend three months living the Italian dream in a southern Italian village. As part of the Italian Sabbatical, participants will spend the summer immersing themselves in small-town life in Grottole. This village with just 300 inhabitants—and over 600 empty homes—will play host to its guests, who will learn the language and local culture during their sojourn.
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The annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival transforms the city in northeastern China’s Heilongjiang province into a frozen winter wonderland.
Since launching in 2010, Instagram has become a platform that has given rise to a whole new job sector. Instagram influencers are making their mark, with Bloomberg estimating that they’re working in a $1.6 billion market. Making up to six figures by collaborating with brands on sponsored posts, these influencers are subtly shaping the way we view the world. But what does being an Instagram influencer mean?
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Nestled in Northern California’s wine country, the Donum Estate is one of Sonoma Valley’s most beautiful vineyards.
In the far reaches of Mongolia, a small group of nomads keeps the tradition of eagle hunting alive. Also known as falconry, this ancient tradition requires skilled handlers to train birds of prey to assist in hunting wild animals. In ancient times, the practice was restricted to the noble classes, but today berkutchi—as it’s called in Mongolia—is a right of passage for young men living in Western Mongolia’s Altai region.
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Even with its cutting-edge technology and ultra modern art, Japan is proud of its past. In homage to the country’s history and customs, contemporary designers constantly look to traditional models for inspiration. This approach has culminated in coffee shop tea houses, Kei truck gardens, and, most recently, a train masquerading as an inn. Called the Kyotrain Garaku, this train boasts an interior reminiscent of a ryokan, or a traditional Japanese inn.
There is nothing quite as merry and bright as a Christmas market.
The Middle Ages makes up a major portion of European art history.