How to visit the British Museum

The British Museum is immense. You could spend months trying to see and learn about the 80,000 objects displayed, but if you’re not a Londoner and can’t pop in daily during your lunch break to have a stroll in the galleries, you’ll need a plan to make your one-day visit worth it. To ensure you … [Read more…]

Italian schools teach climate change

Italy is becoming the first country in the world to require climate change and sustainable development to be taught as part of the curriculum for every grade. It will mainly be taught in civics classes but will also play a role in mathematics, physics, and geography classes. Lorenzo Fioramonti, Italy’s education minister, told Reuters, “I … [Read more…]

A family guide to skiing Mammoth

Family ski trip to Mammoth Lakes: Everything you need to know The Mammoth Lakes overview Before you go On the mountain Off-mountain activities Mammoth Lakes local guide Images by Scott Sporleder Riding Mammoth Mountain in the right conditions is as good as it gets. Averaging 300 days of sun and 400 inches of snow a … [Read more…]

Mammoth Lakes, CA, off the mountain

Mammoth Lakes is more than a place for pow shots (although if you’re lucky you’ll get some). More than a place to see Woolly, the world’s only skiing pachyderm, ripping mid-mountain (although that’s fun too). Mammoth is the place to bring your family if you want to truly experience winter in all different ways. You … [Read more…]

How to travel only with a small bag

If you’ve ever lugged heavy rollaway suitcases down a cobbled European street, or desperately tried to find a single Cliff Bar in the abyss of your massive backpack, you know that when it comes to packing for a vacation, most of us overdo it. Whether it’s infrequent travelers who check three bags for a two-night … [Read more…]

Best things to see at the Acropolis

The Acropolis is an extraordinary archaeological site comprised of several 2,500-year-old monuments, such as the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and the Parthenon. Being the greatest artistic complex coming out of Greek antiquity, visitors could do with some help to understand the Acropolis’ significance and appreciate its monuments’ beauty — especially if they are … [Read more…]

How to see Canada’s Yukon territory

On a remote stretch of water just outside Whitehorse, the isolated capital of Canada’s Yukon territory, you gather onto a dock to load gear into a floatplane. Around you, each face in your group flashes a look containing both eager excitement and anxious nervousness as they await the call to board the plane and transport … [Read more…]

Get a free e-visa to visit Russia

Russia has a reputation as being one of the more difficult countries to visit due to tough visa requirements, but it’s about to get much easier — for some countries, anyway. Citizens of 53 countries will now be able to visit St. Petersburg and the surrounding region (Leningrad Oblast) with a free electronic visa. The … [Read more…]

Rare dingo found in Australia

A stray puppy found on the side of the road in Australia turned out to be a rare dingo, which may be instrumental in the preservation of the species. Discovered by residents of Wandi, a small town in the state of Victoria, the dingo was overheard crying and believed to be a stray puppy or … [Read more…]

Woman survives being lost at sea

Kushila Stein, a 45-year-old woman from New Zealand, lived out her own unfortunate version of Survivor when she was lost at sea for nearly three days in a simple dinghy. While helping sail a yacht from Turkey to Athens, she left the boat and rowed a dinghy to the nearby island of Folegandros, in order … [Read more…]