Last weekend, I attended the Arizona Survivalist/Prepper Expo in Prescott Valley, Arizona—an event featuring more than 75 vendors selling everything to get you "prepared and ready for any natural, man-made, or economic disaster."
Tomas Alexandersson is a hobbyist who collects travel guides, postcards, and pamphlets from and about life during Soviet rule in the Estonian capital, Tallinn. He regularly posts any paraphernalia he gathers on his website, which has now turned into a vir…
The characterization "worst" might be a tough one, but it is nonetheless accurate. It doesn't refer to its natural beauty or have anything to do with whether the place has clean seawater. The B Voula Beach has been abandoned for years.
A farmer from China's Hunan province has spent the past ten years developing a suitcase that can travel faster than your average motorized scooter. Not only can the trunk carry two people; it also has a GPS navigation system and wheel hub motors.
The lucky men and women who are able to escape Thailand's Mae La refugee camp make use of a "simulator apartment" designed to teach them about amenities they'll find in America, Europe, and Australia.
There are things I'd rather do than worry about not being cosmopolitan enough, like making sure I can afford some kind of sustenance after handing my landlord Bermuda's national debt in rent every single month.
The stories old-timers tell about the Tunisia suburb run counter to the way the West views the Arab World. It was a place where three religions and five languages intermixed, Jews and Muslims partied together, and young ladies flaunted their beach bodies…
Five photographers traveled to Kainuu in Northeast Finland, the birthplace of the Kalevala, and explored the mythology through contemporary photography. I called up one of the guys, Aapo, to chat about the project.
In an attempt to psych out the conservative politician who thinks that climate change is a bunch of hooey, the crew will, one by one, approach him while he's giving his speech, paint a circle around one of their eyes, and stare at him.
Taking a solo trip to the degenerative paradise that is Las Vegas is one of the most heartbreakingly bleak things a person could do. Naturally, I had to do it. And sure enough, it led me to the brink of madness.
Goodbye and auf wiedersehen to the fake soldiers, bears, Darth Vaders, Mickeys, and all the other street performers at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Twenty-five years after the fall of the Wall, they've been forced out of the German landmark.
Driven by morbid curiosity, the island's majority population is returning to the battlefields of its recently concluded civil war by the busload. And the regime—which stands accused of war crimes—is doing everything it can to whitewash history.