Welcome to Travels and Curiosities
Explore one of New Orlean’s most curious identities as Voodoo capital of the United States + find out the best ways to tour NOLA’s famous Cities of the Dead.
mesa verde quickie
A half-day guide for first-time visitors to Mesa Verde National Park, an archeological wonder that protects close to 5,000 Ancestral Pueblo sites, including famous cliff dwellings.
On a quiet gravel plot outside of Taos, New Mexico, a sweet-hearted school teacher has assembled a collection of nostalgic vintage trailers where mountain views meet mid-century chill.
black canyon of the gunnison
Named for its deep, sunless chasms descending 2,722 feet from rim to river at its greatest depth, Black Canyon of the Gunnison is regarded as one of North America’s most impressive canyons.
greater world earthship community
This off-grid community of curious dwellings, aka the Earthship, outside Taos, New Mexico draws travel lovers, investors, and environmentalists from around the world.
Twin Lakes + Interlaken
Explore the undeveloped beauty and historical pride of Twin Lakes, a historic former mining boom town in Colorado, and hike out to the curious Interlaken ghost resort.
the Mermaid cottage
On an off-grid ranch on the western edge of the San Luis Valley in Colorado, a cordwood casita known as the Mermaid Cottage inspires sustainable living. And it only cost $5,000 to build.
base camp adventure lodge
This sprawling adventurescape outside Moab is a destination that will prove to be life-changing. It’s a rough ride getting there, but the stars and silence you’ll find when you arrive will be well worth it.
How do you see a place anew, or can you, after you’ve laid on it so many times before? Explore our strategies for playing tourist in a beloved destination you’ve frequented time and again.