Category - Travel

Affordable Weekend Vacation Destinations

The American vacation is an institution; after months of working hard and putting in long hours you deserve a weekend trip to put things in perspective. Where can you go that is both fun and more importantly, affordable? Nashville, Tennessee   Nashville features great live music, and more importantly great food.  As Nashville is the home to a ton of country music, you would be forgiven if you think that’s all that Nashville has to offer, but many styles of American...

Strange Places To Visit In The World

So long as there are people on this planet, there will be weird things to see and visit, which is good for anyone who gets tired of the mundane at home. The lives of inexplicably famous spoiled celebrities and their terrible television programs aside, there are places you can go to spice up your life, and maybe have a better story than the one about that crazy party you had in college.  Newsflash: that story is boring and stopped being relevant around the time people...

Bizarre Museums For An Eerie Museum Week

It’s international museum week, which means that almost every blog out there is profiling great museums, like The Louvre, The Egyptian Museum, and more!  In fact we’ve already done that, so keeping with the tradition of bringing you oddities, we present the weird museums that we found compelling this week. The Mütter Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania In a list of oddities, the Mütter Museum is usually a strong lead.  Let’s put it this way; it’s...

Odd Landmarks To See In The US

The United States can be kind of a weird place.  Since America is such a melting pot of different cultures, the end result is bound to be unique if not a little strange.  As George Carlin used to say, “When you’re born into this world, you’re given a ticket to the freak show. If you’re born in America you get a front row seat.”  Much to the delight of oddity-seekers, the US is full of strange landmarks that you’re unlikely to find anywhere...

Strange Easter Traditions From Abroad

Easter is one of those holidays that already has strange traditions attached to it. As weird as it may seem to associate rabbits, eggs, and those chemical mounds they call “Peeps” with a traditionally religious holiday, it turns out that when foreigners aren’t too busy crushing us in education and health care, they’re celebrating Easter in unique and sometimes terrifying ways. France Let’s start small, shall we?  Eggs are involved in a lot of...

Incredible Facts About Cuba For Bar Trivia

With the loosening of economic restrictions on Cuba and the recent visit by President Obama, a thaw in relations between Cuba and the United States appears to be going swimmingly. As restrictions are eased, inevitably tourism by Americans may resume.  It is, of course, difficult to untangle politics from the last half-century of the United States’ relationship with Cuba, but there are many facts about the island nation that you may not know! Animals Cuba is host to...

Leprechauns: Fun Facts

Every St. Patrick’s Day millions of Americans celebrate the holiday by going to Irish pubs, drinking beer, and wearing green.  The holiday is full of symbols, from the shamrock, to the tiny leprechaun.  What are leprechauns exactly, and why have they entered the folklore? Terrible but satisfyingly hilarious movies aside, there’s more to Leprechauns than giving Warwick Davis a paycheck between the filming of Willow and Harry Potter. Wishes According to...

How To Prepare For The New Indiana Jones

If you’re anything like us, then the announcement regarding a new Indiana Jones movie is music to your ears!  Notwithstanding the fact that Crystal Skull frankly wasn’t that great, and George Lucas and Steven Spielberg have a tendency to over-revise our childhoods with special editions, prequels, and walkie-talkies, it’s still hard to not be excited about another Harrison Ford starring Indiana Jones film in 2019!   Alright, catharsis over some of...

American Cities To Visit This Spring

For those of us that live in the United States, most of us often don’t appreciate just how big and diverse the country actually is.  For foreign visitors, it’s often a shock how different the cities and states actually are.  Luckily, there is a lot to see, and getting around the US is not as daunting as it may seem.  Here are some of the cities that you should try to visit this Spring and what you can expect! New York City, NY What would a list be without New York? ...

Beach Yourself At One Of These Great Spots

Summer will be here before you know it, and you owe yourself a good beach vacation.  Being stuck in a cubicle all day, every day simply isn’t healthy.  Human beings have limits, and no one should be subjected to reading the same unfunny Cathy comics secured with yellowed scotch tape on the cubicle wall, glaring at the miserable motivational posters touting “perseverance” by people having infinitely more fun, and enduring loud gum chewers who have to know...