About 110 miles (180 kilometers) south of Tokyo, Japan, in an area of the Pacific Ocean known as the “Devil’s Sea,” you will find a small island with a big story to tell. Miyake-jima is part of the volcanic Izu Islands, and host to Mount Oyama, an active volcano that sits at the very heart of the island. Because it emits poisonous sulfuric gas with very little warning, the 3,000 residents (as well as any visitors) are required to carry gas masks with them at all times.
Brenham, a beautiful town halfway between Austin and Houston, is a place filled with Texas history and bluebonnets (the state flower of Texas). Below is our list of the top ten things tourists cannot miss when visiting Brenham.
Planning a trip to the “Windy City” soon? Don’t miss out on these ten iconic venues and attractions while visiting Chicago. From comedy and dining to architecture and history, this list has something for every type of traveler.
The work of Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) was dismissed during his lifetime, with his genius not being recognized until after his death. His painting style changed drastically throughout his life, and in his final ten years, he created over 2,000 pictures. These pictures can be found in collections all over the world.
While some people would turn away from abandoned or decaying buildings, contemporary French photographer Romain Veillon is drawn towards them. A childhood interest in exploring his grandmother’s abandoned truck factory turned into a desire to capture the unique beauty these locations hold. A longtime photographer, he eventually combined both interests.
Five hours south of Lima, nestled among the towering dunes of the Peruvian desert, lies the tiny village of Huacachina. Legend has it that Huacachina was created when an Incan princess was caught staring at her reflection in a mirror as she was walking through the dunes. When she ran away from her voyeur, she dropped the mirror, and it shattered, creating a pool of water.
Russian director Anna Radchenko’s latest work “Kokosmos” blends multiple artistic disciplines into a striking and enlightened ode to her home country’s infatuation with space. The unearthly aesthetic of model Yana Dobroliubova is the centerpiece of Radchenko’s visual odyssey, seamlessly crossing genres between fashion film, ethereal music concerto, and experimental video.
Nicknamed “Mars on Earth,” Devon Island is found in Nunavut in Canada’s Arctic and is Earth’s largest uninhabited island. There is a good reason nobody lives here – this desolate place features a polar-desert climate and barren, treacherous terrain. The plateau is often veiled by fog. Deep canyons and a large crater made from a meteorite impact mark the landscape.
Every good road trip needs to involve a stop at a kitschy, oddball, and often really fun, roadside attraction. Flintstones Bedrock City Arizona was that attraction for many travelers for the past 40 years. First opened in 1973, the Flintstones-themed amusement park and RV campground has undergone many changes.
Social impact artist Benjamin Von Wong is back with another immersive art experience aimed at raising awareness about the harm of plastic pollution. After his #Strawpocalypse installation in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Von Wong turned his attention to Singapore where he built #Plastikophobia, along with fellow artist Joshua Goh and social media strategist Laura François.