Precious Pearls

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There aren’t many like him left. In fact, Saad Ismail Al Jassem believes he may be the last remaining pearl diver in Qatar, a tiny nation that sprouts like a turned-out thumb into the Arabian Gulf. Currently the wealthiest country...
Article taken from Issue #29 || Winter 2014 Print || Digital It’s the silence that surprises here. The sensation, as I wander the dim, chilled corridors, of supreme isolation. There are other guests staying in this winter palace carved entirely, as if by indefatigable...
While it’s true that some of the best adventures can come out of the blue with little planning or preparation, most greatly benefit from a little bit of both, along with first answering a few important questions. Where? A great first...
Photography by STEVE PARKE There is nothing left undone here, no detail overlooked. Hobbit’s Dream—as Randy and Linda Holland, the proprietors of this most unique property, have christened it—is as ideal a hobbit hole as might be found anywhere. And...
Photography by Ulrike Klumpp Deep in heart of southwest Germany’s Black Forest sits a picture-perfect little town named Baiersbronn. Surrounded by one of the most beautiful woodlands in all the world, a place of deep, dark wilds where spruce grow...
BY LAURA MARJORIE MILLER PHOTOGRAPHY BY ATMOJI Article from the Summer 2018 Mermaid Issue Subscribe // Pre-Order Print   Flying in an eight-seat hopper plane from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Bimini, in the Bahamas, I peered eagerly down at the water. I was...
Every summer in Baltimore—home of Faerie Magazine, as it happens—around public pools and in city parks, a variety of mermaid-style transformations take place as locals of all ages, ethnicities, shapes, sizes, and skill levels come together to put on an...
Photography by Maike Schulz As the sun sets on a crisp October evening, a line begins to form outside the gates of Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery. People gather in small groups teeming with excited energy and peer through the gates, craning their...

Forest Bathing

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Photography by Inge Bovens Elves and fairies have long embraced the magic of the forest, living as they do under wild mushrooms and toadstools, on mulchy ground carpeted with spongy moss, near sparkling waterfalls and fresh mountain springs. In recent years, perhaps...
Feature Image: ©Г. Игорь В Imagine an amusement park in the middle of a forest, where imagination and fairy tales-turned-real await as you meander down tree-lined pathways. A turn to the right might take you to a hedge maze with a child-sized...