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Dog sledding in Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland.

Ittoqqortoormiit: Greenland’s Most Isolated Town

Home to just 450 residents, Ittoqqortoormiit (formerly known as Scoresbysund) in eastern Greenland is the most remote inhabited community in the western hemisphere. Founded in 1925 by a team of Inuit settlers, this tiny settlement is nestled between the world’s biggest national park, Northeast Greenland National Park, and the glaciers and towering fjords of Scoresby Sund.

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The roofs of the igloos of Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos in Sinettä, Finland, are made from electrically heated glass. (Photo by Marko Junttila)

Once-in-a-Lifetime Winter Experience in Finnish Lapland

Are you still wondering where to spend your winter holidays? SnowHotel & Glass Igloos is a great accommodation option for anyone planning to visit Arctic North Europe this year. Located about 16 miles (26 kilometers) from the winter capital of North Finland, Rovaniemi, the charming hotel is lying on the shores of Lake Lehtojärvi in the village of Sinettä, just above the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland.

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Unraveling Frida Kahlo’s Life Story

Frida Kahlo was a gifted Mexican artist who would articulate her life experiences into some of the most luminous and haunting images of the twentieth century. Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón was born on July 6, 1907, in La Casa Azul, a traditional Mexican wrap-around home – painted a deep blue with red rim – at the corner of Londres and Ignacio Allende Streets in Coyoacán, Mexico City.

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High-End Camping Experience in Joshua Desert

Joseph August, Justine Bennett and Andrew Uhlhorn are the creators of “Joshua Tree Acres,” a peaceful five-acre oasis located only a few minutes away from Joshua Tree National Park in California, USA. This growing village of vintage Airstreams is the ideal travel destination for those who love stunning mountain vistas, open skies, Joshua trees and star gazing while on vacation.

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Stepping into the Past at Rudyard Lake and Leek

Surviving twenty-first century beauty-spots in the English countryside don’t have to be hidden away, or difficult to reach, to be genuinely appealing and intriguing. There are surprising gems to be enjoyed not far off the beaten track… The Staffordshire Moorlands is just such a jewel; a prime example of a rolling English rural landscape, bursting with charm and history, yet minutes from the city of Stoke and a major highway.

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Ikaria Island: Free Fall into Icarus Myth

Between the Greek islands of Samos and Mykonos in the Aegean Sea, the ocean has sculpted a fantastic 98 square mile rock in which time keeps on rolling at its own pace. Ιkaria, known as the birthplace of the ancient Greek god of wine, religious ecstasy, and theater Dionysus, has gained worldwide attention for its local people’s extraordinary longevity, attributed to their hedonistic attitude to life.

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Snorkeling Among Brilliant Sculptures in Cancun, Mexico

Museo Subacuático de Arte (MUSA) is a fascinating underwater museum of art in Mexico featuring over 500 permanent life-sized sculptures. The artworks, covered in thick algae, are hosted in three different galleries that are submerged between three and eight meters below the ocean’s surface in the warm crystal clear waters surrounding Cancun, Isla Mujeres, and Punta Nizuc.