According to alpine folklore here, good St. Nicholas rewards well-behaved children with presents while his demonic counterparts—called Krampus—punish miscreants.

For solitude seekers, the island’s Robinson Crusoe siren call is irresistible.

A group of men in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, some of whom used to be poachers, now spearhead the Scorpions, an NGO-funded anti-poaching squad.