Travel Blog: Shrinking Planet

Photo You Must See: Santa and his Gondola

Photo You Must See: Santa and his Gondola REUTERS/STRINGER Italy
REUTERS/STRINGER Italy

In Venice, a man dressed as Santa Claus distributes candy from a special Christmas gondola.


Photo You Must See: Glacier Sunrise in Patagonia

REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

The sun rises over the Perito Moreno glacier near El Calafate, Argentina.


Photo You Must See: Soaring Over Engelberg

Photo You Must See: Soaring Over Engelberg REUTERS/Michael Buholzer
REUTERS/Michael Buholzer

A ski jumper flies through the air while training for the ski jumping World Cup in Engelberg, Switzerland.


Video You Must See: Dawn at the Summit of Skiddaw


Photo You Must See: Snow Monkey in a Hot Spring

Photo You Must See: Snow Monkey in a Hot Spring REUTERS/Pablo Sanchez
REUTERS/Pablo Sanchez

A Japanese macaque (sometimes called a snow monkey) soaks in a hot spring in Yamanouchi.


Travel Song of the Day: ‘Love Letter to Japan’ by The Bird and the Bee


Photo You Must See: Bollywood, Sideways in Mumbai

Photo You Must See: Bollywood, Sideways in Mumbai REUTERS/Arko Datta
REUTERS/Arko Datta

Workers handle a giant publicity cut-out for a Bollywood movie in Mumbai.


Photo You Must See: The World in Copenhagen

Photo You Must See: The World in Copenhagen REUTERS/Christian Charisius
REUTERS/Christian Charisius

A large globe sits in Copenhagen’s lit-up central square. The United Nations Climate Change Conference is ongoing in the Danish capital.


Video You Must See: Iceberg Collapse in Newfoundland


The Olympic Torch Relay, in Pictures

The Big Picture follows the flame’s progress from Olympia and Athens across Canada en route to Vancouver—with stops in Tofino, Old Crow, Kugluktuk and beyond.


Video You Must See: The Bending of the Manhattan Bridge

(Via Kottke)


Where in the World Are You, Jim Benning?

The subject of our latest up-to-the-minute interview with a traveler somewhere in the world: Jim Benning, coeditor of World Hum. His email landed in our inbox just moments ago.

Where in the world are you?

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Video You Must See: Scuba Diving in a Flooded Meadow


Travel Song of the Day: ‘Manhattan’ by Kings of Leon


Video You Must See: Summiting Mount Everest