TRAVEL-CULTURE

31 Of The Most Unusual Places In All Of North America That People Can Actually Visit

The itinerary for a typical sightseeing trip to North America typically includes a few of the same old hot spots: Canada’s National Parks, the United States’ historical landmarks, and Mexico’s beaches. But scattered throughout the continent are some unusual sights even you won’t find in a travel guide!

Weird Structures Hanging Off Cliff Hold A Frightening Sight For People Brave Enough To Visit

Whenever you visit another country, you need to consider its cultures and customs. Of course, it’s great to try unfamiliar foods and take in the spectacular sights, but it’s important to remember that they’re all connected to the unique history and lifestyle of the local culture… and sometimes, their traditions can be difficult to understand.

20 Forbidden Places That Are So Off-Limits They Can't Even Be Viewed On Google Maps

The advent of Google Earth provided Internet users with a front-row seat to all corners of the globe. It was, quite literally, like having a map of the entire world at your fingertips no matter where you were. With it, you could zoom in on any place you wanted at the click of a button. Well, almost any place…

Flight Attendants Share Fascinating Details About Airplane Travel That Few Passengers Are Aware Of

Thousands of commercial flights transport passengers all over the world every day. And while soaring through the sky at hundreds of miles an hour seems like a dangerous way to get from one place to another, the men and women who work onboard these flights are highly trained to handle any type of emergency.

9 Little-Known Ways Google's 'Flights' Section Can Save People A Fortune

There’s no other moment that’s as exciting as taking a vacation! You work hard all year-round, and now it’s time for you to finally take a well-deserved break from the daily grind. Yet, as relaxing as it is to be on vacation, booking one is a different story entirely.

Strangely Affordable Ranch On The Market Comes With One Big Eerie Catch

When you’re looking for a new home, it can feel like a thrilling adventure—but it’s also a lot of work. You need to consider your price range, make sure the home accommodates all of your needs—and, of course, “location, location, location!”

Man Causes Controversy By Building His 'Mountain Villa' On Top Of A Skyscraper

At some point, you’ve dreamed of designing your perfect home. Most likely, your vision included some surprises, like a zany, one-of-a-kind contraption that would make your house the talk of the town. One man in China had the same desire—but he might have gone a bit too far.

Family Gets Their Hands On Old Military Helicopter And Transforms It Beyond Their Wildest Dreams

When you go away on a vacation, usually your hotel isn’t the main attraction. Sure, you want to stay somewhere that’s convenient and safe and comfortable, but that’s about it. After all, you won’t be spending much of your time there—not on a well-planned vacation, anyway!

Classified Details In The World's Most Famous Landmarks That The Public Shouldn't Know Exist

From Machu Picchu to the Great Pyramid of Giza, the world is dotted with important landmarks and monuments. Millions of people visit these historic sites every year. So how is it possible that there are actually aspects of these extremely famous places that remain a mystery?

Huge Mansion Anyone Can Buy For Just $137K Has A Location That's Making People Think Twice

A mansion always tops the list of things any of us would love to own in our lifetimes. For most, a palatial home isn’t in the cards because of financial restrictions. Then again, the real estate market is unpredictable. For that reason, sometimes it’s possible to find an amazing deal on the home of your dreams.

American Student Who Went Missing 14 Years Ago Has Been Found In The Most Unlikely Place

Traveling abroad is usually a positive experience. You have the ability to learn about different cultures, taste foreign foods, and meet people from all walks of life. That said, it can be intimidating, especially with possible language barriers and culture clashes—or worse, as one American family recently found out.

Here Are The Weirdest Laws In North Korea That Everyone Has To Follow

North Korea is, arguably, the most mysterious country on the planet. Given the nation’s isolation from the outside world, there’s still much that we don’t know about it. And the things we do know are, quite simply, utterly bizarre.

Divers Exploring Notorious Flooded Prison Uncover A Haunting Story In Its Halls

One of the great joys of traveling the globe isn’t just getting to visit its major landmarks; it’s checking out destinations that don’t always make the tour books. These types of adventures are the ones that transform a trip into an experience you’ll never forget, no matter how much time passes.

20 Genius Hacks That Will Make Everyone's Time In The Car So Much Better

While road trips provide an opportunity for friends and families to bond over long stretches of open highway, they can be a bit of a pain in the butt (sometimes literally). Between boredom, discomfort, and everyday messes, these lengthy trips are often nightmarish—but they don’t have to be!

Ancient Ghost City Was Once Home To 100,000 People Until They All Vanished Practically Overnight

In parts of the globe—like the western United States, for example—there’s no shortage of mysterious ghost towns waiting to be explored. Yet each and every one of them is small potatoes next to a fascinating place nestled in the eastern portion of Turkey. Why’s that? Well, because this place is an entire ghost city.

Devastating Photos Of Pollution In China Show Just How Much We've Destroyed Planet Earth

Though we all know that pollution—whether caused by something as obtrusive as a towering smokestack or an abandoned soda bottle—is a bad thing, it can be difficult to visualize the true toll it’s actually taking on our poor planet. That’s why it’s so important to pay attention to some of the most egregious examples.

Disturbing Legends And Conspiracy Theories Surrounding The Hoover Dam

Built from enough concrete to stretch across the entire country and used to bring power to 1.3 million people across three states, the Hoover Dam is undeniably one of the greatest examples of human engineering. Yet, aside from being an incredible piece of history, the famous dam has also been the subject of some controversy over the years.

Drone Reveals Bizarre 4,000-Year-Old 'Mole Town' Where People Live Entirely Underground

With a few notable exceptions (looking at you, scientists on Antarctica), humans civilizations tend to center on easy-to-reach areas. Most of the greatest cities in history sprouted up along major waterways for a reason, after all. This is part of what makes one secretive, 4,000-year-old Chinese town so fascinating.

20 Of The Most Bizarre And Gravity-Defying Bridges In The World

The world is full of structural man-made marvels. Just go to any city or globally renowned landmark and you’ll see a plethora of architecture that’s as fascinating as it is functional.

Routine City Survey Reveals An Underground Secret That Had Been Lost For Centuries

From the bright lights of New York City to the ancient monuments of Jerusalem, every city has a special history that only becomes more interesting the deeper you dig—sometimes literally!

Drained Paris Canal Reveals A Startling Secret From Napoleon's Past

The Canal Saint-Martin in Paris is one of the city’s oldest and most beautiful waterways. Despite its storied history and undeniable beauty, the centuries-old, 4.5-kilometer canal is also one of the dirtiest, and it has to be periodically cleaned out.

Man Hunting A Tiger Stumbles Onto A Strange Cave With An Incredible Secret Inside

It may be an understatement, but people sure have accomplished some truly amazing things in the name of religion. The frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, for example, are some of the most spectacular pieces of not just religious art, but art in general.

People Are Forbidden From Setting Foot On This Island For A Very Disturbing Reason

Plenty of people dream about visiting a tropical island where they can unwind on the beach and let their worldly worries drift away—a place of beauty safe from the dangers of the world.

20 Insanely Dangerous Roads No One In Their Right Mind Would Ever Want To Drive On

It’s easy to fall into a routine when you have the same commute to and from work each day. You could probably drive it blindfolded because you’re so familiar with all of the twists, turns, stops, and bumps in the road, right?

Guy Breaks Into An Abandoned Old Castle And Finds A Scene Stranger Than Fiction

It’s safe to say that everyone on Earth has a hobby or two. Whether you’re the President of the United States or a high school principal, you still need something to occupy the time you spend when you aren’t working. That’s true especially if you’re a writer; after all, you’ll need something interesting to write about!