Journal

Melissa Teng from Wit & Folly on The Importance of Travel

You'll find her on Instagram as @witandfolly always sharing inspirational stories, heartfelt messages, and whimsical photographs. Melissa Teng will win you over with her authenticity and inspire you to pursue a better version of yourself. At least, that's how we feel and this is why we...

A Visual Diary of Japan

This summer I took my first trip to Japan, alone. Immediately I fell in love—with the country, its people, its colors, its visuals...

Top 10 Creative Cities to Visit in 2017

The creative class is on the rise and so are the cities that support it. We have created a round-up of places to visit in 2017 that are in line with our travel interests. Whenever we visit a new city, we're always looking for the artistic and...

A Multi-Sensory Art Experience Takes Over the National Art Center of Tokyo

French architect and designer Emmanuelle Moureaux was commissioned to transform a 2,000 sq. meters exhibition space at the National Art Center of Tokyo to celebrate their 10th year anniversary. The artist created this magnificent interactive piece using brightly colored paper cut into numerals which is called...

Metelkova and the Successful Rise of the Slovenian Subculture

Ljubljana –pronounced loo-blee-ah-nah–, capital of Slovenia, has somehow managed to stay off the radar of the flock of tourists that visit Europe every year, but little do they know that this city is home to an eccentric and unique creative scene.   A quaint little city nestled...

Villagers in India Knit Giant Sweaters to Keep Elephants Warm

In Mathura, India, villagers and animals are not used to extreme weather fluctuations and in the event of the recent drop in temperatures, the community has come together to produce warm ponchos, onesies and pajama-like outfits for the rescued elephants that live at the Wildlife...

The Secret of Varanasi, India

Over the past seven years, Ravi Sahni has lead curious travelers and enlightenment seekers from all over the world through the corridors, temples and hidden corners of Varanasi life.   “(Varanasi) has been a center of education, languages, yoga, music and culture since ancient times,” says Ravi....

Portland’s Creative Economy & 6 Makers You Need To Know

Along our travels, we've seen how the noteworthy role of local creatives and makers in communities of all sizes is shaping local economies. How this trend, that might have started with the simple "how to" DIY, has expanded to hundreds and thousands of people around...