Looking for Inspiration to Explore the World in 2020?

OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF weeks, the staff here at Atlas Obscura assembled a menagerie of lists that we hope will inspire your travels and explorations in 2020. From our favorite new place listings on the site to natural wonders you can reach via public transportation, these pieces—curated from our collection of more than 18,000 wondrous places—highlight the wonder […]

What’s the Inspiration for a Game Where You Can Play as a Piece of Poop? “I Like Objects More Than Human Beings”

‘Wattam’ creator and director Keita Takahashi explains that video games are not necessarily a passion or a part of his everyday life, but he “has many contradictions” in his mind. From developer Funomena and publisher Annapurna Interactive, Wattam is a whimsical adventure featuring a host of worldly inhabitants that frolic, hold each other’s hands, dance and solve […]

With NY hot spots as inspiration, Duluth gets first true cocktail lounge

DULUTH – A new cocktail lounge is opening this weekend in the city’s Lincoln Park craft district, the latest addition to the up-and-coming neighborhood that owners hope will fill a void in the local restaurant scene. “There really isn’t a true cocktail lounge in Duluth right now,” said Tyler Schwanke, the 36-year-old general manager of the Noble […]

Love this dialogue, you are an inspiration: Virat Kohli to Amitabh Bachchan

NEW DELHI: After seeing Amitabh Bachchan’s message regarding his knock against West Indies, Indian skipper Virat Kohli thanked the Bollywood star and called him an inspiration. Bachchan had warned everyone to not mess with Kohli as he always manages to make the opponent pay on the field. “Haha love the dialogue, Sir. You’re always an […]

For the sake of fun or inspiration? Dyson to set up its global HQ at Singapore’s former nightlife hub

SINGAPORE: Electric appliance pioneer Dyson said Friday its new global headquarters will be in a sprawling, colonial-era Singapore building originally constructed as a power station and until recently used as a nightlife complex. British inventor James Dyson’s company, famous for its bagless vacuum cleaners, announced this year it was shifting its headquarters from England to the city-state to be closer to Asian […]

India Today Inspiration: Virat Kohli sets the ball rolling in cracking 1st episode

India cricket team captain Virat Kohli will set the ball rolling at ‘India Today Inspiration’ — a series of conversations with some of India’s biggest sporting legends. What it takes to be a champion? How do these champions deal with failures? How did they make it to the top? What do they do when they […]

12 inspirational quotes by women entrepreneurs on success

Every year on November 19, women entrepreneurs are celebrated and remembered. Started by Wendy Diamond, founder of Animal Fair magazine, the days is recognised by the United Nations and celebrated at their headquarters too. Women entrepreneurs are driving change in various sectors, businesses, and industries, and rightfully deserve to be celebrated. The day is also […]