When you think of the masquerade balls of the 18th century, what kinds of masks come to mind? For most people, their minds conjure up images of elaborate, elegant masks with jewels, feathers, and other decorations. Another type of mask was worn at this time, though, particularly by women, and it was known as the moretta.
If you’ve ever spent time in or around Amish country, you’ve likely come across displays of famous Amish rag dolls. You may have even seen some children playing with them. Have you ever wondered about the story behind these distinct dolls?
If you’re planning a trip to the Grand Canyon, why stay in a boring old hotel or campground? Why not stay in a one-of-a-kind residence, like a Navajo hogan.
For years now, monarch butterfly populations have been decreasing throughout the world (by more than 80 percent in some places). Despite their shrinking numbers, though, there are still opportunities to see them in the wild, especially if you’re willing to travel to Mexico.
Of all the restaurants in the world that offer unique dining experiences, La Gruta Restaurant in San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico, takes the cake. This restaurant sits about 650 feet behind a massive, 2,000-year-old pyramid built by the Aztecs, and it is situated underground in a volcanic cave!
The Dallas Arboretum’s annual holiday celebration has officially begun! “Holiday at the Arboretum” features stunning Christmas and winter displays and offers a wide range of activities and attractions to keep visitors of all ages entertained for hours.
The piñata is a staple in Mexican culture. However, the first records of piñatas don’t come from Mexico or even Spain. The earliest records actually point to Asia — China, to be specific — as the origin of the beloved piñata.
Halloween is fast approaching, and scary movie buffs are rushing to squeeze in a viewing of all their favorites before the spooky season ends. If you’re looking to take your Halloween activities to the next level, why not book a stay at the original house from the classic horror movie SCREAM, which is now available as an Airbnb?
When most people think about visiting Greece, they think about major tourist attractions like the Acropolis and the Delphi Theater. For those who want a more authentic experience, though, check out the periptero.
What do you think of when you hear the name “Athens”? Do you picture world-famous monuments like the Temple of Olympian Zeus or the Acropolis? Did you know that there’s more to this city than meets the eye?