Niagara Falls Freezes Over Again, Produces The Most Breathtaking Scenery

@travelandleisure Earlier in January, heavy snowfall continued to blanket the Midwest and Northeast of North America, with places like Toronto experiencing temperatures as low as -24C. It’s so cold that even parts of Niagara Falls have frozen over, resulting in the most mesmerising views around. And while most people tend to stay indoors during the winter, a lot actually went out to the...

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Vintage Photos Of 12 Crazy Wooden Homes On Wheels From The Early 20th Century

There is no formal definition of a house car but in the early 1900s, Americans want to take to the roads and explore. Some creative Tin Can tourists decided that they’d rather bring their home with them rather than have the tent attachments on the sides of their Model T’s, so they built larger structures that resembled houses onto the frames and off they went. It really is the earliest example of...

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Tundra Lodge Rolling Hotel: Sleep Among Polar Bears In The Middle Of The Arctic

Staying in this rolling hotel is known to be the ultimate polar-bear tour. You leave the hotel each day for excursions with a biologist. And you won’t just get to see the animals, you’ll get to understand them: their behaviour as well as the problems they face with climate change. You’ll stay at a moving hotel, the Tundra Lodge, so you can spend every minute possible with the polar bears.

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The Past in Focus: 200 Fascinating Vintage Travel Photographs Are Being Restored

Two-hundred obscure photographs that have been buried in archives around the world are being brought to new life by Diana Metzinger, a young woman from Cleveland, who is restoring the images for her crowdfunding project The Grand Tour which will be running until February 4th on Kickstarter. A grotto in an iceberg (British Antarctic Expedition, 1911)/National Library of New Zealand Last year...

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The Luxury Apartment On Wheels: Camping In Style In A 1930s Jungle Yacht

The Jungle Yacht was created for and used by Italian explorer Commander Attilio Gatti and his wife, who both traveled extensively to the African Congo as a deluxe apartment “for his 1937-1940 (his 10th) and 1947 (his 11th) expeditions” and “equipped them quite lavishly.” The expedition used two streamlined trailers designed by Count Alexis de Sakhnoffsky and using 1937 International Harvester D-35...

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“Silent Waters”: Beautiful And Extraordinary Outdoor Photography By Karen Heslinga

Magnificent travel landscapes by Karen Heslinga, a talented self-taught photographer, and traveler currently based in Grootebroek, the Netherlands. Karen focuses mainly on landscape and outdoor photography. Her pictures are characterized by a mysterious type of fairytale beauty. More: Instagram h/t:

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Snow Just Fell In Arizona Desert And Even Though These Frosty Photos Look Beautiful, It Might Be A Serious Problem

Twitter You wouldn’t normally expect snowfall in a place like Arizona, but last week Mother Nature decided to play a little trick on the locals by covering the Sonoran Desert in a fresh layer of snow. Many locals were surprised by such an event and quickly starter flooding social networks with pictures of snowy desert landscapes. It’s not often that such an event occurs and seeing cacti and...

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Commuters Around The World Went Pantless For The Annual “No Pants Subway Ride”

JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images The “No Pants Subway Ride” is an annual event where people ride the subway while they are not wearing pants. The event is organized by Improv Everywhere, and has coordinators in cities around the world. “The idea behind the No Pants Subway Ride is simple: Random passengers board a subway car at separate stops in the middle of winter without pants.

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“Geometrical Asia”: Minimalist Street Photography Series By Víctor Morante

All these photos were taken in India, Thailand, and Vietnam. I’m always seeking for that particular spot to make the photos look quiet, tidy and colorful, quite the contrary with the reality, those countries, in particular, are very busy. The point also of this series is that isn’t that easy to know where the photos were made, they could be photographed anywhere in the world. More:

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Nevermind In Sovietland By Photographer Tomeu Coll

Vorkuta, Russia, 2009 The town, once home to a thriving coal mining industry, is full of abandoned buildings that the government does not have funds to repair. The extremes in temperature (in winter it can get as cold as -40C) make the buildings unstable and liable to collapse. Up above the Arctic Circle, 40 hours by train from Moscow, sits the Russian city of Vorkuta. It was built by gulag...

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