It’s not uncommon for museums to whitewash history. However, the Whitney Plantation Museum in Wallace, Louisiana, labeled by the New York Times as America’s first “slavery-focused museum,” is taking a different approach. Rather than closing over the plantation’s troubling past, the Whitney Plantation embraces it.
Located in Siwa Oasis, which is nine hours outside of Cairo, Adrère Amellal has been described as a “remote eco-lodge.” To be more specific, it’s a handcrafted 40-room hotel that blends perfectly into the desert landscape.
In February, Mantis, a hospitality group with a passion for eco-friendly and conservation-focused travel, announced its latest vacation destination: Founders Railway Carriage, which provides travelers with a chance to vacation in a repurposed vintage train car.
The Deep Ellum neighborhood of Dallas, Texas, is known for its eclectic mix of murals, unique galleries, bars, restaurants, and concert venues. It now has a new claim to fame, though: A tribute to the 300-year-old Ténéré Tree.
Do you have a passion for history, nature, and adventure? If so, Zannier Hotels Sonop, located in the southwest corner of Namibia, checks all of these boxes and then some.
For those who live in North America or Europe, it’s easy to do a quick Google Maps Street View search and see their childhood homes. In other parts of the world, though, including many parts of Africa and Asia, that’s not the case.
It’s not hard at all for most white parents to find dolls that resemble their children. As Gaëtan Etoga and Yannick Nguepdjop know all too well, though, the same is not true for parents of color.
The outskirts of Detroit, Michigan, have experienced a lot of upheaval over the years. However, Dabls Mbad African Bead Museum helps to offset these struggles and bring joy to the area.
Around the beginning of the last century—in 1906, to be exact—the 4’11” Ota Benga was featured in an infamous human exhibit at the Bronx Zoo’s Monkey House. Ota Benga, a Mbuti (Congolese pygmy) man from what was then known as the Congo Free State, stayed at the zoo for just a few months until the public outcry over his treatment at the zoo resulted in another home for him. However, Benga’s short life was marked with tragedy.
By now, you have seen reports on the news of once-thriving cityscapes and bustling urban areas reduced to stagnant wastelands as COVID-19 coronavirus infections spread. New York’s Time Square and Piccadilly Circus in London, two neighborhoods typically choked with throngs of people all day and every day, currently stand vacant. These images are not too dissimilar to the desolate views of Kolmanskop, a ghost town in southern Africa’s Namib Desert.