The museum’s walls are filled with works by farmers, mathematicians, prison inmates and people with mental illness. “My favorite artists may not even think of themselves as artists,” says Hoffberger. “We’re looking for people who have such a powerful experience in their own life that their art is produced in expression of a life experience too big for words."
Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the outdoors: better concentration, elevated mood, even faster healing and improved sleep patterns.
But camping isn’t just a prescription for dealing with urban angst and anxiety. It’s also a joy in its own right.
Stretching 90 miles along the jagged western edge of the continental United States, Big Sur has long exercised a magnetic pull on people drawn to its dazzling landscape.
Here, earth and ocean meet, not with gently sloping sands but with muscular mountains and rugged cliffs.
You can fly just about anywhere from Las Vegas, but spring is all about the drive. So pack your boots, your bikes and boards, your camera and your favorite wine glass — it’s high season for adventuring.
Last April, 13,000 people attended MGM Resorts' first ticketed esports event, the League of Legends North American League Championship Series (NA LCS) at Mandalay Bay Events Center, while another 500,000 watched from home.
Blessed with more than 800 miles of Pacific coastline, California has a wealth of beaches, from broad sandy expanses to cozy coves hemmed by rocky cliffs.
The films 4.1 Miles, Watani: My Homeland, The White Helmets, and Fire at Sea are all up for Academy Awards this year—and all deal with the migrant crisis or the Syrian conflict.
An assemblage of high-tech greenhouses on a small plot of land smack in the center of Las Vegas will eventually produce 25 different crops, from bell peppers to beets to alpine strawberries.
The eatery is a perpetual work-in-progress, a restaurant laboratory where Michael Mina and Co. workshop ideas and where guests flock to consume lavish meals at mid-range prices.
The famed tunnel tree is no more, but there are more arboreal wonders to see in the world.
The canvas is simple: tubular meat, squishy bun, maybe a squirt of mustard. But when that simple combination is done right, a hot dog becomes more than the sum of its parts, a meal that’s simultaneously low brow and divine.
Today, more tour operators and cruise lines are thinking about the who when they weave together itineraries. They’re inviting along scientists, adventurers, journalists and photographers who transform trips into mobile TED talks where you can learn about climate change on Easter Island from Nicholas Kristoff of The New York Times, or visit Cuba alongside a James Beard-winning chef.
From the sands of Jamaica to the Ilulissat Icefjord in Greenland and Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the impact of climate change is reverberating throughout the tourism industry, affecting natural resources, destinations, resorts, infrastructure, transportation and accessibility. The good news? There's still time to act. The bad? What we're seeing now is just the tip of the fast-melting iceberg.
Your heart is racing, your fingers twitching, a bead of sweat forming on your brow. But you’re not clutching the dice at a Las Vegas craps table or shuffling chips in the poker room.
Our honorees for 2016 not only have a personal connection to the organizations for which they do so much good, but most are natural extensions of their daily lives and professions.