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.
Brenham, a beautiful town halfway between Austin and Houston, is a place filled with Texas history and bluebonnets (the state flower of Texas). Below is our list of the top ten things tourists cannot miss when visiting Brenham.
Planning a trip to the “Windy City” soon? Don’t miss out on these ten iconic venues and attractions while visiting Chicago. From comedy and dining to architecture and history, this list has something for every type of traveler.
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.
Every good road trip needs to involve a stop at a kitschy, oddball, and often really fun, roadside attraction. Flintstones Bedrock City Arizona was that attraction for many travelers for the past 40 years. First opened in 1973, the Flintstones-themed amusement park and RV campground has undergone many changes.
Athens, Greece is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Europe with origins going back more than 4,000 years. It has known every type of government in the world, including the world’s first democracy. Beyond the incredible history on display and ever-looming over the city, it is also known for its picturesque neighborhoods, exciting culture, and delicious eats. Here are the top ten things to do in downtown Athens.
As if a trip to the Maldives were not exotic enough, there’s a new unique accommodation on the island of Finolhu in Baa Atoll that’s sure to become a bucket list destination. Finolhu draws hundreds of visitors every year to its retro-chic, luxury resort complete with overwater bungalows, famed “1 OAK Beach Club” and popular “Fish & Crab Shack Restaurant.” Now, there is another room to book, and it arguably has the best view in the Maldives – the “Beach Bubble” Tent.
For a taste of Europe in North America, head to Québec City, a place with enough history, culture, cobblestone streets and French speakers to make you think you are in France for a moment. Here is our list of the top ten things you should not miss in Québec City, Canada.
Standing at the southernmost tip of Africa, it is easy to think there is nothing in the great blue beyond until Antarctica. However, halfway between these continents lies Bouvet Island, an uninhabited landmass so remote it has earned the unofficial nickname of “The Loneliest Place on Earth.”
There is a theater in Los Angeles, California, that is well worth the visit for anyone wanting to be immersed in the magical world of marionette puppetry and make-believe. The “Bob Baker Marionette Theater” was founded by Alton Wood and Bob Baker in 1963.