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A fine art photograph of bare tree branches framing a moon and lake setting with purple clouds and stars
A fine art photograph of bare tree branches framing a moon and lake setting with purple clouds and stars
All photos: International Landscape Photographer of the Year

The winners of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition will make you long to travel

Out of the 3,800 submissions, 101 photos were singled out for special recognition, and this selection of images—which ranges from volcanoes in Indonesia to icebergs in Greenland to canyons in Utah—makes for an…


The perfect quick bite on the road, even if you’re not vegan

Photo of a Circle K glowing with the light of a beautiful sunset behind it
Photo of a Circle K glowing with the light of a beautiful sunset behind it
Photo: Diego Carneiro / Unsplash


A photography project that compares people’s resting faces with their smiles challenges viewers to see strangers differently

Two photos of a man wearing a pink scarf and head covering, on the left he looks serious and on the right he is smiling
Two photos of a man wearing a pink scarf and head covering, on the left he looks serious and on the right he is smiling
Photos: So I Asked Them to Smile

This was…


Gli is a 16-year-old Turkish cat who has lived her whole life in one of the world’s oldest and most beautiful buildings

A cat under the dome of the Hagia Sophia, as seen from below the cat.
A cat under the dome of the Hagia Sophia, as seen from below the cat.
Photos: Hagia Sophia Cat via Instagram

At first sight, Gli may seem a bit judgmental, but she just wants to make sure you appreciate…


Just because you’re not eating animals doesn’t mean your food doesn’t contribute to their exploitation

A macaque looking at the camera.
A macaque looking at the camera.
Photo: Slav Den via Unsplash

As they worked, the boys held the end of a rope in their hands; the rope slung upward into the trees, along with their gaze. They were relaxed but alert, waiting for heavy coconuts to collide with the sandy ground.

Attached to each of their ropes was a monkey who was working furiously to retrieve coconuts and toss them down. When…


Pizza, pasta, soups, and a traditional dish you’ve probably never heard of before

Two people sit at a table in a restaurant eating pizza.
Two people sit at a table in a restaurant eating pizza.
Photo: Adrienn via Pexels

I’ve been in love with Italy for as long as I can remember and I’m not the only one. Italian cuisine plays an important role in the country’s glowing reputation. Italian food is divine. Italians love food. They know how to cook it well and they take it seriously.

Last summer, I was having brunch with two Italian friends in Sicily. While we were digging into our food, washing everything…


Here’s how you can travel sustainably and also save a lot of money

A traveler in front of the Tomb of I’timād-ud-Daulah, “the baby Taj Mahal.”
A traveler in front of the Tomb of I’timād-ud-Daulah, “the baby Taj Mahal.”
Photo: Ibrahim Rifath via Unsplash

In these past 12 months, I have learned a lot about myself, but I have also mastered the art of traveling. One of the things I am most proud of is that I am more aware of the environment we live in.


Unethical and predatory wildlife centers aren’t just an American problem

Captive lion cub in Zimbabwe. Photos: Ellen Wayte


You can discover incredible things when you explore the tiny worlds contained in rock pools

Photo: dumotim/Pixabay


It started with a puppy in a basket

All photos: Amber

We can choose to accept the difficult moments as a necessity, to keep the polar harmony, the yin and yang of existence. We can view these trials as opportunities to learn about ourselves, to grow stronger. And we can turn our focus more toward the little moments of magic. Those moments of serendipity and trust that always seem to show their face at the exact moment needed.

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