Though Ireland is often associated with stout and whiskey, another beverage may speak better to the locality: gin. It’s the fastest-growing spirits category among Irish consumers, thanks to increased domestic production. From Lough Erne in the north to Kinsale on the southern coast, there are now 22 gin distilleries spread across the Emerald Isle, most of which use native botanicals to showcase its terroir. Here are three to try.
A pilgrimage to visit Louise Bourgeois and Peter Zumthor’s Norwegian memorial made for victims of the witchcraft trials hits home.
Some 1.3 billion people lack regular access to electricity. With its reliable independent grid powered by wind, water and solar, a remote Scottish island could hold the key to a solution.
Concerned islanders are rethinking old traditions to ensure the survival of this very special breed.
A rich combination of artworks, set in a labyrinth relating art, duodji, books and archival materials, tells the long and anguished story of Norway’s treatment of indigenous Sámi communities.
Noteworthy architectural works are spread throughout the remote region dotted with soaring mountains and deep fjords
As imitations of Fair Isle patterns show up on catwalks around the world, the island's master knitters are taking different approaches to keeping the tradition alive.
One hundred miles off the northeast coast of Scotland, the tiny island of Foula rises sharply out of the Atlantic Ocean. When not shrouded in mist, you can make out the island’s dramatic profile from Mainland, the Shetland archipelago’s biggest island, 20 miles away. It’s a sight that has long bewitched travelers, perhaps none more so than the ancient Romans who reputedly believed it to be the fabled Ultima Thule, or place "beyond the borders of the known world."