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40 Gorgeous Photos of Asia

If these photos don’t make you wanna quit your job and travel the world, we don’t know what will. Asia’s diversity never fails to astound. Nowhere on Earth can you find a greater variety of cultures, languages, races, ethnicities, religions, climates, and geography. It’s mind-numbing.

25 Photos of Islands Threatened By Climate Change

25 breathtaking places threatened by us. Some may try to deny it, but by now there’s next to no doubt that global warming is having real, profound effects on the world we live in. Perhaps one of the most alarming changes is occurring in the world’s oceans and endangering islands […]

25 Photos of Urban Green Spaces

Greening the urban jungle. Hidden in the gravel and concrete that dominate today’s cities, it is possible to find tiny plots of green. Whether it’s an eco-activist art installation, a city-funded park, a guerrilla gardening experiment, or just a weed that has broken through a crack in the sidewalk, these […]

25 Photos Celebrating Jazz History

Jazz through the ages. “Jazz is restless,” trombonist J.J. Johnson once said. “It won’t stay put and it never will.” The history of jazz music reflects that restlessness and tumult, starting from the genre’s African American ragtime roots, through the height of the Jazz Age during Prohibition, the popularization of […]

30 Gorgeous Photos of Spring

Blue skies, smiling at me.  Fresh air? Check. Blue skies? Check. Birds chirping? Check. That funny tickling sensation in your nose heralding a season’s worth of allergies? Check, check, check. Spring is upon us in just six days! Here at EcoSalon, we’re celebrating spring’s awakening with a photo collection of […]

Cycle Chic: Female Cyclists Through the Ages

A century of women’s cycling in photos.  Cycling isn’t just a sport, a passion or a hobby. It’s a lifestyle. There is lots of talk of the rise of the bike movement, that it’s becoming more and more a part of the cultural consciousness. But cycling isn’t a trend; pedaling […]

Foodspotting Friday: Fried Frenzy

Foodspotting Friday gets inspiration from deep in the heart of Texas. “Fried pickle chips?” “Obviously.” That’s how food conversations often go when the EcoSalon team is on the road, and this week we’ve been checking out all the local specialties Austin has to offer. So fried pickle chips were clearly […]

The Friday 5: Take To The Streets Edition

The best of EcoSalon’s stories this week. When walking is healthy, slimming and free, why does so much of America still see it as…well, pedestrian? (Look, even our own language is prejudiced).  If you’re looking for inspiration to drag your shoes on and get rid of that roof over your […]

25 Photos of Stylish LEED-Certified Hotels

Lodging that’s both stylish and socially responsible. Here in the United States, the hotel industry has an enormous environmental footprint, equalling 5 billion square feet of space, 5 million hotel rooms, and $4 billion in annual energy use, according to the U.S. Green Building Council. That’s a whole lot of […]

15 Hilarious Photos of Interspecies Mingling

Cats and dogs fraternizing! The world’s gone mad. The Animal Kingdom is a funny place, almost like a high school cafeteria, where different species hang out in different cliques with very little intermingling. These photographs showcase those rare instances of interaction between different kinds of animals. While some of the […]

30 Gorgeous Photos of Farming and Agriculture

From farm, to table. The farm-to-table movement has been around for ages, even before locavore was named Word of the Year. But in recent years, it’s gained serious momentum, especially in urban areas. Yuppies are going vegetarian and joining CSAs, and it seems like everywhere you look there’s a new artisanal […]

21 Incredible World Monuments Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

World monuments are spectacular feats of humankind in and of themselves, inspiring awe in their architectural detail, grandeur or simplicity.  Match that with a keen photographer in just the right moment and the outcome is a new piece of inspiring artwork. Here are 21 incredible photographs of world monuments like you’ve […]

30 Photos of Music Festivals Worldwide

Party time, excellent. It’s the season for music festivals, that special time of the year when thousands of revelers crowd into grassy outdoor venues each weekend for multi-day, multi-act celebrations of rhythm, art, and food. Whether you fancy hard rock, house music, or the horn-heavy beats of New Orleans jazz, there’s […]

40 Gorgeous Photos of North America

North America’s beauty spreads from sea to shining sea. When wanderlust strikes, there’s the tendency to picture oneself overseas. My personal fantasies bring me to deserts in Morocco, beaches in Goa, hole-in-the-wall salsa clubs in Havana. I tend to forget the bounty of natural beauty that exists right here in North […]

31 (More) Photos of Doors From Around The World

Doors around the world mean shelter, home, familiarity; and mystery and intrigue.  They represent possibilities, juxtaposing new adventures—or refuge—once entered. Their framework and design can be bright and modern, or intricate and hundreds of years old; imposing or tiny; handled or smooth; welcoming or intimidating. 

40 Photos of Doors from Around the World

In one door and out another. There’s something about a doorway that is at once welcoming and guarded. It provides an entrance as well as an exit; it beckons you while keeping you out. When you browse through this collection of door photos from around the world, you can’t help but […]

25 Photos of Zen Retreats

No laptops allowed. We live in an over-connected world of smartphones, social networking, and 24-hour news cycles. Sometimes, you just need to get away from it all. Whether you dream of a wood cabin in the forest, a cabana on an empty beach, or a treehouse outfitted in sustainable materials, […]

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Best of Instagram This Week: Peaceful Simplicity of Snow

Holidays (for most of us) bring clean, silent, and peaceful snowfall along with the spirit of giving. Here are the most beautiful and best of Instagram photos for this week, based on the popular hashtag, snow. No matter what climate you are in, the holiday season reminds us of the […]

31 (More) Photos of Doors From Around The World

Doors around the world mean shelter, home, familiarity; and mystery and intrigue.  They represent possibilities, juxtaposing new adventures—or refuge—once entered. Their framework and design can be bright and modern, or intricate and hundreds of years old; imposing or tiny; handled or smooth; welcoming or intimidating. 

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