When creating the food and drinks for Pandora, Disney wanted to relay a feeling of otherworldliness. They succeeded. Each item is familiar, yet different, and helps to blur the lines of reality.
If you dream of an exotic vacation, but a staycation is more of a reality for you, here are ten ideas for easy to plan adventures to make the most of your next staycation.
Twenty wise sayings translated from Saint Kitts Creole to English. They offer wise counsel and laughter simultaneously. Meanwhile, repeating them helps to keep the language and the culture alive.
Nothing beats the jittery, heart fluttery feeling of catching a 6 AM flight to a foreign destination for the first time. Here's a small checklist for the young, amateur traveler in all of us.
Swilling's Mills and Pile-Of-Bones are two of the worst city names ever. Learn how five communities ran their old names out of town. See if you can figure out their new names before we tell you!
For Halloween, these are the weirdest miniature golf courses you can imagine. They include monsters, a Rube Goldberg machine, a rock band, 3-D glasses, and even depictions of eternity.
Evergreen Cemetery is the City of Muskegon's second pioneer's cemetery and features the gravesites of many of the city's founding families.
Proper manners to follow when traveling to other countries. Dining etiquette from around the world can help you fit in when traveling on business or vacation. Also find a fun quiz about the world we live in.
Hawai'i newspapers are an important part of island life. This hub provides a comprehensive overview of newspapers in Hawai'i, their web portals, subscription costs, and how to get free access.
Trumpeter Swans are found in the Midwest, but during several months each year, a certain large population of them call an area near Heber Springs, Arkansas, their winter home.
One of the pleasures of living in the Middle East is to pass an evening in congenial company while enjoying a shisha (hookah) of your preferred flavour. Shisha is the traditional Arab water pipe.
Road trips have a number of benefits. From getting you out of your routine to discovering new places, there's something for everyone in taking a trip.
This is not the regular list which provides you with information about immigrating to developed countries. This page lists countries that you can immigrate to very easily, and that have a sufficiently high standard of living.
A look at the framework for freedom camping in New Zealand, and some recent issues caused by its increase in popularity.
Eco-sculptures of animals are a traditional summer attraction in Burnaby, British Columbia. The interesting sculptures are intended for entertainment and education.
Based on more than 20 years of life overseas on Taiwan and in Thailand, I list in this article the main advantages and disadvantages of living outside the United States, especially when on your own.
Giants of the American roadside. They have a story to tell. Here are the ten most famous of these gigantic icons of Americana.
9 ways to make your family trip stress-free by ensuring that you spend enough time together and that you get some time to yourself too.
If you're into antiques and collectibles, then welcome to the Brimfield Antique Show, the largest outdoor show of its kind in the world. If you can't find it here, you're just not looking hard enough.
Pubs in the United Kingdom have always had names, many of them based on patriotic or heraldic ideas; the origins for others are often puzzling.
Villages, towns, and geographical features around the world have names that sometimes cause chuckles or blushes of embarrassment.
There are many native American city names in Wisconsin. After describing the history of Wisconsin, this hub lists cities and towns in Wisconsin with native American and French origin names.
Made famous by the writings of Earnest Hemingway, San Fermin is a world famous festival held in Pamplona, Spain honoring Saint Fermin but most popularly known for hosting the Running of the Bulls.
Oklahoma has some of the most fascinating WPA structures in the country. The town of Poteau is full of them! Take a look back to see how they were made and what they're used for today.
Wise sayings translated from Saint Kitts Creole to English followed by their meaning. These twenty selected sayings all make references to animals, suggesting 17th century plantation origin. Enjoy!
Better known as Mardi Gras or Carnival in other parts of the world, Fasching is Germany's version and is set apart from other pre-lenten festivals by the elaborately carved wooden masks that locals wear.
There was a time before portable DVD players that kids actually played games on road trips. Make your next road trip more fun by incorporating some new games.
If you are a single woman who wants to do some RV vacationing, there is no reason why you can't do so safely and comfortably. These tips can help.
Thousands of lava rocks are mailed back to Hawai'i each year by people claiming bad luck after taking the rocks off-island. Learn about this island legend. VIDEO OF VOLCANIC ERUPTION INCLUDED.
Thankfully, Disney has brought the exotic planet of Pandora (from the movie Avatar) to life as its new attraction in Orlando at the Animal Kingdom. Well worth seeing and experiencing!
New England Road Trip for a family with teens. Interesting activities on the East Coast with an itinerary and map.
Halloween Horror Nights, 2017 : The year of the horror maze reboot. All mazes and the terror tram at Universal Studios, Hollywood ranked from worst to best.
Have you been dreaming of taking a vacation? Wondering whether to take a solo journey, or have an epic adventure with friends? To help with your decision, let's explore the advantages and disadvantages of both. Don't know whether a solo or group...
The Big Island of Hawaii has many locations where you can camp. This page tells you about the best places to camp and also what you need to bring, what amenities are there, and how to obtain permits. Whether you want to camp on a beach or close to the volcano, this article is for you.
Fans of Americana are enjoying a new craze sweeping across rural America—barn quilts. Learn how organizations have increased tourism in small towns across America by showcasing barn quilts.
The Manassas National Battlefield Park is a huge area just west of the District of Columbia. The park is loaded with ruins, paths, forests, and replicas—a great opportunity for photographers.
Here I present the insides of a Chinese supermarket. I acknowledge the importance of supermarkets in our daily lives and suggest ways these commercial centres illustrate aspects of culture.
Hospitality industry workers get used to ridiculous nitpicking from tourists, but sometimes it must take immense self-control not to burst out laughing.
Lake Wister is one of Southeast Oklahoma's most charming state parks. Learn the history of the lake here.
Clap Global arranges for travellers to visit schools in India and have a unique cultural experience while making a positive difference. Speaking to a class in Mumbai was a highlight of my trip.
College is a great time to travel the world in search of adventure, new experiences, and discovering one's self. Here are a few ways to affordably travel while in college.
Niagara Falls, New York. Clearly there are intrinsic natural qualities to the area – the falls in of themselves are spectacular but Niagara Falls was perhaps the world’s first tourist trap and remains a poignant, if not disgusting, reminder of...
The most important part of a day for Italians is the old custom, tradition and ritual that lies in the art of taking a walk. It is done every day and unites communities all across Italy. La Passeggiata is not be missed and experienced when in Italy.
Funny American place names abound, from Gun Barrel City, Texas, to Why, Arizona. This list celebrates towns and cities with names worth a second look, a smile, and a smirk.