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.
Today, creative travelers are coming up with fun ways to document their trips. Some forego standard selfies for clever doodles, while others chronicle the desserts of different destinations. And, thanks to a series of scratch-off maps by KUULYS, many are even making their mark in washes of watercolor. With Scratch Your Travels maps, jet-setters can colorfully record their adventures in an artistic way.
In the heart of Kazakhstan’s capital lays Presidential Park, a massive public area that stretches out in front of the Ak...
Over a decade after it was originally conceived, the ambitious InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Hotel is opening to the public.