Articles written by: Brad Nehring

The World’s Ugliest Animals (and Where to Find Them)

The World’s Ugliest Animals (and Where to Find Them)

Any nature lover will tell you the planet is home to a myriad of beautiful, elegant, truly majestic animal species. But hey, they can’t all be lookers. That’s the mantra of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society, an organization that sheds a spotlight on “Mother Nature’s more aesthetically challenged children”. UAPS [...]

8 Underrated Museums of the Pacific Northwest

8 Underrated Museums of the Pacific Northwest

The three states that comprise the Pacific Northwest Region ― Idaho, Oregon, and Washington ― each boast a wide selection of galleries, science centers, and other museums designed to educate and entertain visitors in equal measure. Here are some of our picks for PNW museums that tend to fly under [...]

8 of the World’s Coolest Themed Bars

8 of the World’s Coolest Themed Bars

It’s hard to travel anyplace in the the world without encountering some sort of watering hole. But a themed bar? You won’t just find those anywhere. Here are some of our favorite themed drinking establishments across the globe. Baobab Bar (Limpopo, South Africa) The 72-foot-high, 6,000-year-old Sunland Baobab ― one [...]

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Fascinating Wedding Traditions From Around the World

Throwing rice, stuffing cake in your spouse’s mouth, flinging garter belts into the air ― these are just some of the strange traditions associated with American weddings. But as we’ve discovered, the U.S. isn’t the only place where bizarre nuptial rituals are considered the norm. It’s important to note that [...]

7 of Africa’s Finest Safari Destinations

7 of Africa’s Finest Safari Destinations

The African safari is a bucket list item for millions of travelers. The following destinations allow visitors to view iconic wildlife and stunning natural features, but they also excel in creating a full-fledged safari experience for their guests. Chobe National Park, Botswana If elephants are your thing, then this game [...]

How Americans Can Legally Travel to Cuba

How Americans Can Legally Travel to Cuba

In 1962, President Kennedy imposed an economic embargo on Castro-led Cuba (largely due to that leader’s relationship with the U.S.S.R.) that greatly restricted American travel to the Caribbean island. More than five decades later, the restrictions remain in place and U.S. citizens are still strictly forbidden from traveling to Cuba [...]

10 Must-Visit Temples of Eastern Asia

10 Must-Visit Temples of Eastern Asia

Temples are to Eastern Asia what cathedrals are to Europe: intricately constructed houses of worship that today serve as beacons of cultural history. And, like European cathedrals, there are plenty of temples to visit throughout Eastern Asia. While each site offers unique rewards to travelers, here are some of our [...]

Essential Accessories for Sleeping on Planes

Essential Accessories for Sleeping on Planes

There are many reasons why people struggle to sleep during flights, such as the constant cacophony of mechanical noises, the discomfort of economy-class seats, or general stress brought on by the countless “what if?” scenarios of air travel. Thankfully, there are plenty of solutions, as well. These accessories will help [...]

8 Effective and Free Language Learning Programs

8 Effective and Free Language Learning Programs

Learning a new language can open up employment opportunities, reduce stress during international trips, and ― at the very least ― allow you to effectively communicate with a wider swath of the population. And thanks to the advent of interactive online technology, it’s never been easier to add to your [...]

Tips for Duty-Free Shoppers

Tips for Duty-Free Shoppers

If you’ve visited an international airport terminal any time within the past 60 years, then chances are the duty-free shop has caught your eye. They’re hard to miss: prominent red signs, bright lighting, row after row of fancy liquor bottles and designer perfume. And usually, the lines are fairly long. [...]