The piñata is a staple in Mexican culture. However, the first records of piñatas don’t come from Mexico or even Spain. The earliest records actually point to Asia — China, to be specific — as the origin of the beloved piñata.
A new short film, titled “Voice Above Water” and directed by San Francisco director Dana Frankoff, offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of 90-year-old Wayan Nyo, a Balinese fisherman dedicated to collecting and recycling plastic found in the ocean.
Annabel’s, the famous London-based, members-only club, isn’t just an exclusive place to dine and be entertained. This club is also taking an environmentalist stand with its impressive initiative, “Annabel’s for the Amazon.”
When most people think about visiting Greece, they think about major tourist attractions like the Acropolis and the Delphi Theater. For those who want a more authentic experience, though, check out the periptero.
When some travelers fall in love with a particular destination, they buy a timeshare. When visual artist Eileen Muza fell in love with Cisco, Utah, she purchased the entire town.
As a physician, Eleanor Love has seen firsthand how drab (and sometimes downright depressing) hospitals can be. Instead of just feeling sorry for her patients, though, she decided to do something about their situation, and she created The Simple Sunflower.
Post-World War II, a new form of record smuggling emerged in Russia. Known as “Bone Music”, “Bones ‘n’ Ribs”, or “Ribs,” this music revolutionized the way Russians listened to tunes from the western world.
Every year, approximately 275,000 people tour Jack Daniel’s distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee. During their tour, they’re told a very straightforward story of Mr. Jack Daniel, a story that leaves out some very important details.
Despite knowing the damage that plastic waste causes to the environment, global plastic production and use aren’t slowing down. In fact, roughly 1 million plastic bottles are produced every minute. A new short film, titled “Humanity’s Impact,” attempts to make a statement about the negative impact on plastic production and aims to contribute to positive social change around waste and recycling.
Do you believe in elves? According to a report published by National Geographic in 2017, over 50 percent of Icelanders do! Considering the country’s mystical landscape, with its lava fields and mist-covered peaks, not to mention the Northern Lights, it’s not hard to understand why the Icelandic people would assume creatures like elves are present. What many visitors are surprised to see, though, is the extent of Icelanders’ beliefs.