June 17, 2019

Take an Amazing 80-Day Trip Around the World by Air, Land, and Sea

Author Jules Verne encouraged wanderlust in us all when he published his legendary novel Around the World in Eighty Days. Written in 1873, the book tells the story of Phileas Fogg as he attempts to circumnavigate the Earth. Although not impossible, this type of excursion is still a massive undertaking even today, but Airbnb is making it easier by figuring out the logistics—from lodging to meals to transportation to activities.

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June 16, 2019

How Van Gogh’s Love of Painting Sunflowers Blossomed During His Short Career

If you’re familiar with the work of Vincent van Gogh, you’ve undoubtedly seen his Sunflower paintings. Whether resting on a flat surface or propped up in a vase, sunflowers star in some of Van Gogh’s most famous still life depictions. Van Gogh repeatedly revisited these cheerful yellow subjects, culminating in two series: his Paris Sunflowers and his Arles Sunflowers.

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June 15, 2019

Interview: This Man Is Caring for the Last Two Northern White Rhinos on Earth

Every day, an ever-growing number of plant and animal species risk extinction. While most of us only occasionally face this fact, James Mwenda, a conservationist at Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy, deals with it on a daily basis. Tasked with the job of protecting two critically endangered northern white rhinos, Mwenda’s role as a caregiver carries a lot of weight—especially since this pair is the last of their subspecies.

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