As this week marks China’s Golden Week, in honor of the country’s Labor Day celebrations, it is one of the first holidays locals will be able to travel and reunite with loved ones with lessened restrictions.
Deep in the heart of China exists a thriving ecosystem of rare wildlife that live in the shadow of a lava plateau with more than a dozen small volcanoes. While this area is a nature-lover’s paradise, some of its protected animals are at risk of being hunted, and efforts are currently underway to safeguard the region's unique species.
The Spice Route was a network of trade routes that connected the East and West for centuries. And some of its traveling condiments became so sought after that they could establish and even destroy empires.