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Why Nature Needs Cities

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 09.11.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

There is simply no way we can protect and maintain a beautiful, thriving, natural and rural landscape outside of cities if we continue to spread highways and suburban sprawl across the countryside. Healthy, robust, beautiful cities where people want to live are critical to the protection of nature.

7 Secrets to Creating a Country Cottage Garden

Hometalk | Posted 08.31.2014 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

A country cottage style garden can transport you to a place of beauty and tranquility, no matter where you actually live. They look natural, not overly manicured and trimmed.

These Incredible Wide-Open Spaces Will Make You Ditch Your Fancy Travel Plans

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 06.26.2014 | Travel

Most of today's tourists stick to trendy hotels, ritzy restaurants and absurdly crowded cities. But travelers? They're a different story. They kno...

America's Most Beautiful Gardens

Travel + Leisure | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

America's most beautiful gardens share this ability to deepen visitors' understanding and appreciation of the natural world.

Game of Thrones Film Locations: When the Small Screen Isn't Enough

Kensington Tours | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
Kensington Tours

Intrigue, suspense, battle and fantasy aren't the only thing that has captured Game of Thrones fans around the world. Scattered across Northern Ireland, Scotland, Morocco, Iceland and Malta, the show's evocative film locations have become stars in their own right.

Non-Profits and Social Media: 5 Steps to Analyzing Your Social Landscape

Tulani Elisa | Posted 05.17.2014 | Business
Tulani Elisa

Original work is great, but be sure to observe those who are already doing it right through a social landscape analysis. Then enhance your content from there.

So High Above The Clouds

Posted 12.28.2013 | Travel

There is high… and then there’s sky-high. While airplane window seats give us spectacular views from above, there are places in the world that...

Reawaken Your Wanderlust With These Beautiful Landscapes

Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

There’s no doubt that water is essential. We drink it. We swim in it. We’re even made up of it. But sometimes, we should stop and appreciate the ...

One Man's Stunning 20,000 Mile Adventure In Wyoming's Wildscapes Will Blow You Away [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 12.09.2013 | Travel

Over 400 days in production, from the "first shutter click to final edit." 20,000 miles driven and 100 miles traveled on foot. 125,000 thousand stills...

Expanding the Grid: Barry Nemett at Denise Bibro

Julia Clift | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Julia Clift

Barry Nemett's recent paintings and drawings are a testament to a lifetime of uncompromised practice and ceaseless development.

Is Your Garden Good for Hawaii?

Jason Rushin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Hawaii
Jason Rushin

Helping people discover which plants are better versus not-so-good is one of the goals behind Ulu, a new sustainable garden project, located at the back of Manoa valley amidst a tropical rainforest and screaming cockatiels.

A New Paris Walk: La Petite Ceinture

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

New York City has the High Line that runs alongside one mile of the old West Side Line Central Railroad, a nice and green elevated hike, which was des...

These Landscape Photos Are Absolutely Stunning

Posted 11.03.2013 | Green

Sometimes, a picture really is worth a thousand words. The winners of the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards were announced late last month,...

Last Weeks for Maine Sublime: Frederic Church's Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 12.14.2013 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

It is still not too late to see Maine Sublime: Frederic Church's Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin -- a gem of a small exhibit which closes October 27th

Prairie Theology: Jonathan Soard at the Swope Art Museum

Daniel Maidman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

We in the West are inheritors of a compelling idea: There is a world of matter and looming over it, a world of spirit. I am reminded of this motif when considering the work of painter Jonathan Soard's exhibit Between Heaven and Earth: Inspirations.

LOOK: These Are Not Your Average Smoke Bombs

Posted 08.21.2013 | Arts

Looking for a way to spice up the otherwise bland genre of traditional landscape photography? Texas-based artist Irby Pace might have you beat. ...

The Immigrant's Paradox

Daniel Maidman | Posted 10.15.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Some of the most quintessential depictions of the American land and people arise from a particular eye: the eye of the outsider, who can see the boundaries of Americanness invisible to the native-born.

PHOTOS: 10 Of The World's Most Dramatic Landscapes

Posted 09.14.2012 | Travel

We will never tire of looking at the world's beautiful places, or basking in the most beautiful countries. TripAdvisor has done us a solid by rele...

Meeting Amtrak's Cross-Country Passengers

Pierre R. Berastaín | Posted 11.08.2012 | Travel
Pierre R. Berastaín

The different social spaces within the train allow for personal mobility and prolonged social interactions that do not occur in other forms of transportation.

'Landscape: Scene/Re-Seen' at the Westport Arts Center

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 07.10.2012 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

By design, "Landscape: scene/re-seen" is not an homage to the majestic beauty of nature, nor it is a proclamation of our inevitable doom. It, as Andy Hall, the collector whose works we see here so eloquently puts it, is "the world we live in."

Sally Mann: A Matter of Time

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 08.06.2012 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

With her unique and captivating style, Sally Mann is one of the world's most celebrated photographers.

The World's Fair Project: The Parks (PHOTOS)

Jade Doskow | Posted 07.18.2012 | Arts
Jade Doskow

2012-05-18-worldsfairparks.jpgWorld's Fairs typically were used by the hosting city as a reason to develop an urban site that was previously unused. Some of these sites were marshes, forests, or simply sprawling fields. A lot of my photographs examine a return to nature as weeds and plants would overgrow the exposition pavilions; in many cases, there was no real concrete proof that this huge event ever took place, except for the magnificent park that was developed as a direct result.

Mitchell Johnson: "Are You Going With Me?"

John Seed | Posted 06.29.2012 | Arts
John Seed

The Italian colors, the clay earth, the buildings, the vast quilts of man-made fields really overwhelmed me. I was clueless as to how to make the shiny saturated colors coming out of my tubes comment on the experiences I was having discovering a new world.

Famous Artist's iPad Art On Display

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.18.2012 | Arts

David Hockney may be 74 years old, but that doesn't mean he can't learn some new tricks. A new exhibition at the Royal Academy will feature many l...

The Virtues And Vices Of American Rail Travel

Thomas A. Shakely | Posted 02.01.2012 | Travel
Thomas A. Shakely

For all the manifest deficiencies and embarrassments of American passenger rail, its great virtue lies in its ability to introduce one to beauty.