Travel

A motorcade of scooters and motorcycles flying Catalonian flags passes through the streets of Barcelona. With a strong economy and a unique language and culture, many Catalonians want to see their region seceed from the rest of Spain. (Photo by Seth Halleran)

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Scotland votes this week on independence, and Catalonia has its own secession vote coming up in November. Will Cascadian independence be next?

Bread prepared for a workshop at The Grain Gathering. (Photo by Anna Goren)

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Bread lovers of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your grains.

Climbers in the midst of a small avalanche during an Everest ascent. (Photo by Lloyd Smith)

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Members of the Northwest Sherpa community are collecting money to aid the families of Sherpas killed in April’s big avalanche on Mount Everest, and some are rethinking their careers as mountain guides.

Olmec heads on display at the Anthropology Museum in Veracruz are often referenced as evidence of a pre-Columbian connection between Africa and Mexico because of their African features, but most anthropologists dismiss the connection. (Photo by Reagan Jackson)

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What do Kid Cudi, Lupita Nyong'o and Stacy Dash have in common? They all identify as Afro-Mexican. But as columnist Reagan Jackson discovered, finding people who identify that way in Mexico isn't so easy.

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Seattle’s notoriously polite driving culture can pose a real challenge for drivers from other countries. Here are some tips to help.