Dubai & Abu Dhabi

Shimmering Cities Rising from Desert Sands It’s hard to believe that the ostentatious cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi were little more than backwaters on the Arabian Peninsula as little as 50 years ago. These […]

Witness Italy’s Endless Treasures with Gate 1

Towering mountain peaks that plunge through emerald forests. Culture-steeped cities perched over glittering, cobalt seas. Cathedrals that soar, artwork that inspires, and cuisine that tempts the palate and then lingers on the memory—Italy is all […]

All Roads Lead Here: The Must-See Wonders of Ancient Rome

Standing outside the Roman Coliseum, you can almost hear the echoes of ancient crowds roaring through the ages. The mammoth amphitheater is one of the empire’s many architectural achievements whose remains lend an unparalleled historic […]

The Flam Railway: Where Staggering Beauty Meets Human Engineering

When a railroad was built to connect the major Norwegian cities of Bergen and Oslo, advocates and residents of the more rural region of Sogn saw an opportunity: Why not also construct an additional line […]

Tiny Titans: Iceland’s Legendary Horses

For a creature just over four feet tall, the Icelandic horse looms large in its country’s folklore. The breed arrived with the Vikings a thousand years ago and was featured in the Norse mythologies that […]

Lands Awash in Beauty

From Norway’s Fjords to Iceland’s Watery Wonders Where on earth could you find a deep-water coral reef teeming with life and a glacier bigger than the city of New Orleans? How about a volcano with slopes hot enough to cook […]

Dalmatia Exposed: The best vantage points, no matter the destination

Call them gypsies, nomads or wanderers, Mark & Kate are truly Vagrants of The World by doing what most of us only wish we had the courage to do: sell everything you own and travel […]

Oslo’s Art of Reinvention

Step aside, London and Paris. Move over Tokyo and Manhattan. There’s a new cultural capital on the map: Oslo. Granted, you can’t really call a nearly 967-year-old city “new” but with a recent boom in […]

From the Gobi to Khovsgol: Keeping in Steppe with Mongolia’s Remote Beauty

Most people envision unspoiled Mongolia as two ruggedly different environments: the barren Gobi Desert and vast steppes blanketed with grassland. But these two landscapes only paint a fraction of a remarkable canvas. To start, the […]

The Wrath of Khans

Like all nations, Mongolia has seen its share of violent days. After all, if you’ve got building an empire on your mind, politeness is likely to fall away. The Mongolian Empire, largely bookended by Genghis […]