Travel

January 16, 2019

Airbnb Will Pay You to Spend Your Summer in a Picturesque Italian Village

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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January 5, 2019

Instagrammer Shares Secrets to Earning $100K for Hiking Mountains Around the World

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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December 24, 2018

Interview: Capturing the Beautiful Bond Between Mongolian Eagle Keepers and Their Birds

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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December 14, 2018

Boarding This Beautiful ‘Kyotrain’ Feels Like Stepping Into a Traditional Japanese Inn

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.

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