"When I was a kid, you could actually drink out of it...my daddy thought nothing of getting a mouthful of water and drinking it, but you wouldn't want to do it today."
Using Joshua Tree as her muse, Alison Carroll explores the creative boost that comes from deafening silence.
The twin communities of Slab City and Niland can be found near the eastern shore of the Salton Sea—a shallow, toxic lake approaching ecological disaster.
Bob and Helene Quinn are the last two residents of Eagle Island, in a line of ancestors have lived there for two centuries.
Once upon a time, almost 400 million years ago, three continental plates (today’s Africa, Europe, and North America) smashed into one another. Here, a naturalist explores the impact on Maine.
An abandoned concrete slab cements itself at the heart of Asheville’s resourceful DIY skateboarding community.
Two men tend one of the first urban farms to sprout in Asheville's low-income neighborhoods.
A journey to Middle Earth, deep in the heart of Pisgah National Forest
Field notes from ground zero of climate change, where insects swarmed and glaciers grew.
What to eat, drink, and do during your stay at a repurposed fire station in the heart of Austin, Texas.
Perched on a summit plateau in the mountains of South Italy, this innovative museum celebrating mountaineering is well worth the trek.
A couple explores the western side of Vancouver Island by land, sea and sky
A tiny isolated ecovillage of only 60 inhabitants tucked away in the mountainous region of El Bierzo in Northern Spain whose mission is to maintain a sustainable and ecologically conscious existence.
His primitive skills training in Bradford, Vermont, teaches others how to forage for art and survival.
Two friends detail the route through Southern Massachusetts to the border of NY state
As a magazine interested in places that are hard to get to (and harder to make a life in), we were drawn to Montana's ruins.
A place whose Swedish pancakes leave you as satisfied as finding a spot to settle into on it's shores.
A homey haven in Vermont's shrouded lake kingdom
A historic lodge updated and reimagined.
A new generation learns what it means keep up a cabin carefully crafted and tucked away in the woodlands of Vermont by the hard-working hands of their relatives.