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Downtown Nashville, Tennessee

10 Things Not to Miss in Nashville, Tennessee

If you love food and music, Nashville, Tennessee, is the place for you. It is home to the legendary Grand Ole Opry House, and there is no shortage of honky-tonks and live music wherever you go. The city is also known for its delicious local dining. You may have a hard time deciding where to eat because there are so many great places to choose from. Make sure you check out these ten unique experiences to get the most out of your stay in the “Music City.”

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Vintage cast iron bathtub in Monroe, Utah.

Mystic Hot Springs: Unique Hippie Experience in Monroe, Utah

Nestled in the heart of Utah, Mystic Hot Springs is a haven for nature lovers, hippies, and anyone who wants to experience breathtaking views and a re-emergence of their true selves. Mystic Hot Springs in Monroe is a unique type of paradise – beckoning visitors to come for a relaxing soak, stay a while in the quaint accommodations, and maybe even take in a concert.

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Miyake-jima: The “Gas Mask Island” of Japan

About 110 miles (180 kilometers) south of Tokyo, Japan, in an area of the Pacific Ocean known as the “Devil’s Sea,” you will find a small island with a big story to tell. Miyake-jima is part of the volcanic Izu Islands, and host to Mount Oyama, an active volcano that sits at the very heart of the island. Because it emits poisonous sulfuric gas with very little warning, the 3,000 residents (as well as any visitors) are required to carry gas masks with them at all times.

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The desert oasis of Huacachina in Peru.

Huacachina, Peru: The Legendary Oasis of South America

Five hours south of Lima, nestled among the towering dunes of the Peruvian desert, lies the tiny village of Huacachina. Legend has it that Huacachina was created when an Incan princess was caught staring at her reflection in a mirror as she was walking through the dunes. When she ran away from her voyeur, she dropped the mirror, and it shattered, creating a pool of water.