In the United States, the holiday season brings about traditional tales of Santa Claus, the Three Wise Men, and the Little Match Girl. In Italy, another character takes center stage: La Befana.
Every country and culture has its own holiday traditions and fables. One of Ukraine’s Christmas traditions is particularly unique: It involves spider webs and Christmas trees.
If you’ve ever set foot on a treadmill, you know it’s rarely a pleasant experience. Even people who enjoy walking or running don’t often like the treadmill! However, did you know that the machine was actually designed to be that way?
Hartford, Connecticut, is a small city, but it’s home to a massive American landmark: The Mark Twain House and Museum. This house was built in 1873 and designed by Edward Tuckerman Potter, a famous New York architect. Mark Twain (whose real name is Samuel Langhorne Clemens) and his wife, Olivia Langdon Clemens, lived in the house from 1874 to 1891.
When you travel to Butte, Montana, you’ll be amazed by the incredible views of the Rocky Mountains. You’ll also be impressed by Our Lady of the Rockies — a famous glowing statue designed to honor women everywhere.
Fewer images scream “Happy Halloween” quite like the image of a witch on a broomstick. Starting in October (and sometimes even earlier), witches and their trust broomsticks show up everywhere, from your local bookstore to your favorite coffee shop. You’re familiar with the trope, but have you ever wondered where this trope originated?
When most people think of living in caves, they think of prehistoric folks who didn’t have another option. However, did you know that some individuals still live in caves today by choice?
Travelers from across the globe agree that the autumn in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is unparalleled. The weather is still warm from September to November, but you can stand outside for more than five minutes without sweating through your shirt! If you need something to do during your autumn Albuquerque visit, attend the International Balloon Fiesta.
If you’ve ever looked at the Greek 2-euro coin, you’ve seen the image of Europa. You might be familiar with the picture of this famous character in Greek mythology. However, do you know her story?
The kimono is the national dress of Japan. It is a front-wrapped garment with a rectangular body and square sleeves, and it is tied with a sash known as an obi. If you’ve ever wondered about the history of this beautiful and significant piece of clothing, this guide is for you.