Sweat immediately evaporates from skin while walking the rim of the Grand Canyon. The Navajo Nation makes its home in part of the state's desert climate.
The Black Rock Desert hosts a temporary community of nearly 50,000 people each year at the Burning Man festival.
We've written about Burning Man experiences and train rides that cross the state. You'll also find photo essays along Route 66 and Arizona sunsets here.
Tourism is speeding up quickly in Romania, and it’s not just vampire buffs. This Eastern European nation has beaches and mountains that rival nearby Italy or France, with far cheaper traveler costs.
Hike and ski the Carpathians, or get spooked in gothic Transylvanian. Tour churches in Moldavia for their Byzantine frescos, or gawk at the underground glacier in the Scarisoara ice cave. After dark, hit the lively pubs of Bucharest and cap the night with some sausages and plum brandy.
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Devastated by years of communist regime and the 90’s economic crisis, only recently has Hungary started to attract travelers venturing beyond the Buda castle in the capital city of Budapest and the banks of the Danube.
Go horseback-riding and bird-watching in Hortobágy, the largest natural grassland in Europe. Chill in Hévíz, the largest thermal lake if you’re into spa-culture or try the Ugrós, the 'jumping dance' with the Hungarians before sharing goulash and paprika-filled meals.
After the fire that devastated Notre Dame Cathedral, there has been significant debate about when and how to rebuild the iconic building. Dutch company Concr3de is proposing an idea many probably haven’t considered: using 3D printing.
Founded by Eric Geboers and Matteo Baldassari in 2016, the company has already used 3D scans to reproduce Le Stryge, the cathedral’s most famous chymere, which was badly damaged in the fire.
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Pockets of nature within large urban centers, like green walls, vertical forests, and urban farms, are all the rage these days. Moscow studio SKNYPL took this into account when it entered a unique urban rooftop garden design for the Seoul Hall of Urbanism & Architecture in the Seoul MARU 2019 Design Competition.
The idea proposed by the Russian studio is a contemporary interpretation of a traditional Korean garden with the natural elements replaced with large turquoise inflatable elements mad...
If you’ve come all the way to Phoenix from another point in the world, then you absolutely must take a day to visit the Grand Canyon, the natural wonder of the world Arizona is known for. Formed by a geologic erosion in the desert, showcasing different rock layers, the canyon’s sheer size at 277 miles, up to 18 miles in width and depths of a mile, overwhelms visitors. But it is its beauty rather than its size that makes it memorable. The changing colors of the rocks combined with their sharp ...
FROM WORLD-CLASS museums to historical places, trails in the mountain preserves within the city limits, parks, cafes and restaurants, Phoenix has a lot to offer. But if you want to escape the run-of-the-mill attractions, here are a few interesting spots that are frequently overlooked.
1. Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve
The Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve is an archaeological site in North Phoenix, unvisited even by most residents. This is a good place to learn about ancient times, and about t...
Most of us think of cozy beds and warm rooms after a day of playing in the snow. But those who love winter and unconventional lodgings would gladly trade memory foam mattresses and high-thread-count sheets for a night in an ice hotel that looks like Elsa’s frozen palace. Built by snow architects and artists, ice hotels are ephemeral and make for a very cool experience. Here are seven of the craziest ice hotels from around the world where you can spend a frosty night.
In the Shadow of Popocatépetl and the Murals of Cacaxtla
By Emese Fromm
“Permission from the volcanoes was required in order to live in Xochitécatl,” the inscription read on the spiral pyramid I was standing on top of.
Volcanoes, dormant or active, surrounded us, and we were standing on top of a shorter, extinct one, enjoying a visit to one of the oldest archaeological sites in the Puebla-Tlaxcala Valley of Mexico.
Wherever you go in Hungary, you’re likely to find a hollow funnel cake called kürtőskalács, or chimney cake. The thin, sweet bread is covered in butter and granulated sugar before being roasted to a golden brown for just the right crunchy to soft ratio. The first known recipe dates back to Countess Maria Mikes in 1784, but, according to legend, kürtőskalács were around for centuries before that and once saved a city under siege from starvation.
With summer coming, and temperatures soaring into the 100s, Phoenix is slowly becoming an oven. Not necessarily just because it’s in the middle of the desert, but the combination of heat and concrete – streets, walls, buildings – traps the heat. It’s sort of the joke of the city, but you can fry an egg on the asphalt during the hottest days.
One of our favorite spots in Northern Arizona, Walnut Canyon National Monument showcases and protects ancient cliff dwellings left behind by their former inhabitants. Though these ancient homes of the Sinagua are the highlight of a visit, the high desert geological formations of the Canyon are just as big of a draw.
Named for the black walnut trees growing on the bottom, Walnut Canyon is a steep, 400-feet deep, twenty miles long and a quarter mile wide canyon.
Surrounded by hundreds of red rock formations, and home to a great number of art-filled boutiques, Sedona is known one of the most beautiful small towns in the US. I certainly agree, it is beautiful, though it comes with a price: too many tourists. So why am I also writing about it, knowing that everyone else does?
Well, Sedona is still a good destination for a day trip from Phoenix. Though we don’t visit often any more, we still enjoy hiking on some of the trails in the red rock country, tha...
You don’t choose a college based on its looks, but if the place where you’re planning on spending most of your time for the next four (or more) years is stunning, it can only be a good thing. After all, your campus is your home away from home, so choosing one that’s gorgeous, as well as well-rated, is a surefire way for you to have the time of your life. From amazing natural surroundings to breathtaking architectural pieces, here are 11 beautiful college campuses in the US that are sure to be...
Hungarians have a saying for every occasion, sayings that might sometimes differ from region to region, but most are very similar. Hungarians don’t live only in Hungary. A lot of them live in Transylvania (now part of Romania), where the language is even more colorful than in the mother country.
This list covers some of the most common sayings, used both in Hungary and beyond.