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Mexico's Crystal Forest

Friday November 20, 2015

No, this isn't Superman's Fortress of Solitude. But the Cave of Crystals beneath the Mexican desert is every bit as otherworldly.

The Basket Houses of Iraq

Sunday November 15, 2015

This water kingdom in southern Iraq was almost destroyed by Saddam Hussein – and its unique woven reed architecture along with it. But now they're both making a comeback.

Bowling for Antartica

Monday November 02, 2015

Where there are Americans, there are bowling alleys. Even at the end of the Earth.

The Honey Hunters of Nepal

Tuesday September 22, 2015

Honey hunters in Nepal have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. And as these photos show, they also have one of the most scenic. Sadly, though, their days might be numbered.

The Tree Bridges of Mawsynram

Tuesday September 08, 2015

In the wettest place on Earth, bridges made of wood and metal rust and fall apart. So the locals came up with an alternative: build them out of living trees.

An amusement park at the bottom of a Transylvanian mine is the perfect place to while away your eternal life.

The Canyon Chaser

Thursday August 27, 2015

Exploring the Tasmanian wilds is a common daydream at the Smith office. But watching Anthony O’Hearn – a.k.a. the Canyon Chaser – do his thing is giving us a particularly bad case of itchy feet.

The Mountain Museum

Thursday August 20, 2015

Veteran mountain climber Reinhold Messner has spent over a decade transforming the summits of northern Italy into an incredible six-venue ode to the sport. And it’s pretty incredible.

Exploring China's Underwater City

Saturday August 08, 2015

Another day, another lost City of Atlantis to discover. This one's a 1300-year-old city at the bottom of a lake in China, and it's making us want to put our bathing suits on.

Riding from Oregon to Patagonia

Wednesday August 05, 2015

A moving short film about a man who got on his bike, rode south and didn't stop.

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