Gwyneth Talley

By Gwyneth Talley, National Geographic Young Explorers Grantee In a place that can only be called the remote plains of northern Morocco, a festival of a unique game on horseback takes place every year. Arab tribes from the north gather to play a game similar to “capture the flag,” but on horseback with the goal being...

By Gwyneth Talley, Young Explorers Grantee Last week, for the first time in 457 years, the same day saw both Christians celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25 and Muslims celebrating the birth of the Prophet Muhammad on the 12th day of Rabi’ al-awwal (though there are large populations of both religions that recognize different dates). The...