A Sense of Place: Christmas Island and Spectacular Stairs

Our top ten in world culture from around the web

By / November 2013

1. Hoping for a Christmas Island kind of miracle.

2. Stifled by school and society, adolescents are driven to risk?

3. A middle class rising in Mexico.

4. National Geographic’s 2013 Photo Contest … and some of the competition.

5. Millions without homes in the Philippines.

6. The walls going up around the world.

7. Seeking freedom after winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

8. Awesome photos of the Mount Sinabung’s eruption on Indonesia’s Sumatran Island.

9. The world’s best staircases.

10. The best places to sleep on the water.


Emily Bratcher is the managing editor of EthnoTraveler. She lives in Iowa City.