The World’s Most Instagrammed Vacation Spots

This year marks the 10th edition of the Fast Company World's Most Innovative Companies ranking. Our reporting team sifts through thousands of enterprises each year, searching for those that tap both heartstrings and purse strings and use the engine of commerce to make a difference in the world. Impact is among our key criteria.

This year marks the 10th edition of the Fast Company World's Most Innovative Companies ranking. Our reporting team sifts through thousands of enterprises each year, searching for those that tap both heartstrings and purse strings and use the engine of commerce to make a difference in the world. Impact is among our key criteria.

Imagine walking along the cobblestone streets in Charleston, viewing the city of Shanghai from one of the world’s best observation points , skiing in Salzburg and going on a romantic gondola ride through Venice.

Regardless to your preference – warm, hot or cold climate – there is a destination for you and your loved one on this list. Slideshow: The World’s Most Romantic Cities

Are you an adventurous couple? Visit Victoria, British Colombia and go zip lining and kayaking; or maybe you would prefer Maui, Hawaii , where you can explore lava fields, drive the Road to Hana and bike Haleakala.

Singapore’s is now the world’s most powerful passport, according to Passport Index , a ranking compiled by global financial advisory firm Arton Capital. Singapore was previously tied with Germany for the number-one spot.

In the past few days, Paraguay removed its visa requirements for Singaporeans, giving citizens easy access to 159 countries, compared to 158 for German passport-holders. A Singaporean passport holder can now show up in Paraguay, get a stamp upon arrival, and stay legally in the country for 30 days without any application process, according to the Paraguay consulate in Washington, D.C.

The Passport Index updates in real time to reflect the countries a passport-holder can access with no application, meaning that she needs no visa, or she can obtain a travel visa upon arrival.

Emmet Gowin's unlikely love affair with moths started 20 years ago in Ecuador. Driving up a mountain road one night, his guide pulled over and set up a powerful light. Over the next three hours, Gowin watched in awe as hundreds of moths fluttered out of the forest toward the glow. "They’re all so exquisitely beautiful and unpredictable," he says.

He went on to photograph more than 1,000 moth species in Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, French Guiana and Panama for his new book, Mariposas Nocturnas: Moths of Central and South America, A Study in Beauty and Diversity . And in a stunning departure from most collections of entomology photography, nearly all of Gowin's moths are alive.

"All the books have dead specimens pinned like little soldiers," Gowin says. "I have nothing against that ... But I liked the alertness that they exhibit in their feet and their wings, and the way their wings line up."

When planning your next trip, you may want to avoid some of the cities we’re about to mention. In 2016, they ranked among the world’s most dangerous places on the basis of murder cases per capita.

Caracas, Venezuela has held on to its spot as the world's most dangerous city with a murder rate of 130.35. This staggering number is followed by Acapulco, Mexico with 113.24 per 100,000 inhabitants and San Pedro Sula, Honduras with 112.09 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants. Violence brought on by drug trafficking and organized gangs have been blamed for the relentless violence in these cities, although the factors are generally quite complicated. Unfortunately, none of these cities are strangers to the top three positions, except for maybe the resort town of Acapulco, which violence from other regions of the country has been spilling into in recent years.

Four cities in the United States are counted the among the world's most dangerous. The cities are, in descending order of homicide rates, St. Louis, Missouri (60.37), Baltimore, Maryland (51.14), New Orleans, Louisiana (45.17) and Detroit, Michigan (44.6). In the United States, the relaxed laws surrounding gun ownership is often subject of much debate. In the United States, gun violence is responsible for tens of thousands of deaths nationwide annually.

This year marks the 10th edition of the Fast Company World's Most Innovative Companies ranking. Our reporting team sifts through thousands of enterprises each year, searching for those that tap both heartstrings and purse strings and use the engine of commerce to make a difference in the world. Impact is among our key criteria.

Imagine walking along the cobblestone streets in Charleston, viewing the city of Shanghai from one of the world’s best observation points , skiing in Salzburg and going on a romantic gondola ride through Venice.

Regardless to your preference – warm, hot or cold climate – there is a destination for you and your loved one on this list. Slideshow: The World’s Most Romantic Cities

Are you an adventurous couple? Visit Victoria, British Colombia and go zip lining and kayaking; or maybe you would prefer Maui, Hawaii , where you can explore lava fields, drive the Road to Hana and bike Haleakala.

Singapore’s is now the world’s most powerful passport, according to Passport Index , a ranking compiled by global financial advisory firm Arton Capital. Singapore was previously tied with Germany for the number-one spot.

In the past few days, Paraguay removed its visa requirements for Singaporeans, giving citizens easy access to 159 countries, compared to 158 for German passport-holders. A Singaporean passport holder can now show up in Paraguay, get a stamp upon arrival, and stay legally in the country for 30 days without any application process, according to the Paraguay consulate in Washington, D.C.

The Passport Index updates in real time to reflect the countries a passport-holder can access with no application, meaning that she needs no visa, or she can obtain a travel visa upon arrival.

Emmet Gowin's unlikely love affair with moths started 20 years ago in Ecuador. Driving up a mountain road one night, his guide pulled over and set up a powerful light. Over the next three hours, Gowin watched in awe as hundreds of moths fluttered out of the forest toward the glow. "They’re all so exquisitely beautiful and unpredictable," he says.

He went on to photograph more than 1,000 moth species in Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, French Guiana and Panama for his new book, Mariposas Nocturnas: Moths of Central and South America, A Study in Beauty and Diversity . And in a stunning departure from most collections of entomology photography, nearly all of Gowin's moths are alive.

"All the books have dead specimens pinned like little soldiers," Gowin says. "I have nothing against that ... But I liked the alertness that they exhibit in their feet and their wings, and the way their wings line up."

This year marks the 10th edition of the Fast Company World's Most Innovative Companies ranking. Our reporting team sifts through thousands of enterprises each year, searching for those that tap both heartstrings and purse strings and use the engine of commerce to make a difference in the world. Impact is among our key criteria.

Imagine walking along the cobblestone streets in Charleston, viewing the city of Shanghai from one of the world’s best observation points , skiing in Salzburg and going on a romantic gondola ride through Venice.

Regardless to your preference – warm, hot or cold climate – there is a destination for you and your loved one on this list. Slideshow: The World’s Most Romantic Cities

Are you an adventurous couple? Visit Victoria, British Colombia and go zip lining and kayaking; or maybe you would prefer Maui, Hawaii , where you can explore lava fields, drive the Road to Hana and bike Haleakala.

This year marks the 10th edition of the Fast Company World's Most Innovative Companies ranking. Our reporting team sifts through thousands of enterprises each year, searching for those that tap both heartstrings and purse strings and use the engine of commerce to make a difference in the world. Impact is among our key criteria.

Imagine walking along the cobblestone streets in Charleston, viewing the city of Shanghai from one of the world’s best observation points , skiing in Salzburg and going on a romantic gondola ride through Venice.

Regardless to your preference – warm, hot or cold climate – there is a destination for you and your loved one on this list. Slideshow: The World’s Most Romantic Cities

Are you an adventurous couple? Visit Victoria, British Colombia and go zip lining and kayaking; or maybe you would prefer Maui, Hawaii , where you can explore lava fields, drive the Road to Hana and bike Haleakala.

Singapore’s is now the world’s most powerful passport, according to Passport Index , a ranking compiled by global financial advisory firm Arton Capital. Singapore was previously tied with Germany for the number-one spot.

In the past few days, Paraguay removed its visa requirements for Singaporeans, giving citizens easy access to 159 countries, compared to 158 for German passport-holders. A Singaporean passport holder can now show up in Paraguay, get a stamp upon arrival, and stay legally in the country for 30 days without any application process, according to the Paraguay consulate in Washington, D.C.

The Passport Index updates in real time to reflect the countries a passport-holder can access with no application, meaning that she needs no visa, or she can obtain a travel visa upon arrival.

 
 
 
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