Forget the beachfront resort. If you’re looking for a truly one-of-a-kind travel experience during your visit to Greece, book a stay at Anemomilos and sleep in an authentic windmill!
Temazcal: What Is It and Is It Right for You?
For the last several years, sweat lodges have gained much attention in the media. However, they’re not a new trend. Sweat lodges and sweat lodge ceremonies have been a critical element of many indigenous cultures for thousands of years.
Ireland’s Glin Castle Welcomes Visitors Once More
Ireland is home to roughly 30,000 castles, many of which are open to visitors and serve as hotels. Glin Castle, one of Ireland’s most beloved castles, recently joined the ranks of these other structures and opened as a boutique hotel.
Adventurers Love This Cliffside Monastery in Greece
Travelers who love history and adventure can’t go wrong with a visit to the Monastery of Hozoviotissa. Located on the Greek island of Amorgos — part of the Cyclades Islands — Panagia Hozoviotissa is the second-oldest monastery in Greece. It was constructed at the beginning of the 9th century by Alexius I Comnenus and is known worldwide for its striking white walls, which contrast beautifully with the deep blue sea below.
The Treadmill’s Surprising History as a Torture Device
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?
The Mark Twain House: Hartford’s Pride and Joy
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.
King Charles Cordially Invites You to Dracula’s Hometown
King Charles is not just the newest British monarch. He’s also the owner of a charming Transylvanian guest house! King Charles III has a long-standing fascination with Transylvania, Romania — the birthplace of Count Dracula. His interest likely stems from the fact that his distant relatives called the place home. His relatives include Vlad Tepes (also known as Vlad the Impaler), a 15-century ruler who inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Witches and Their Brooms: A Fascinating History
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?
Kandovan, Iran: Home of the Modern Cave-Dwellers
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?
All You Need to Know About the Japanese Kimono
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.