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6 Reasons to Brave the Rain

6 Reasons to Brave the Rain

The Pacific Northwest often gets a bad rep: home to several of America’s most infamous serial killers, hipsters around every corner, and let’s not forget the incessant drizzle. However, the PNW is also home to

Finding Fun Anywhere You Go

Finding Fun Anywhere You Go

Certain cities are natural hotspots for all things fun. You’ll never be more than a few minutes from something to do in Los Angeles or New York, for instance. Chicago, too, has a lot of enjoyable recreational activities if people who live there are to be believed. In places like [...]

6 Famous Birthplaces Worth Checking Out

6 Famous Birthplaces Worth Checking Out

Everyone has to start somewhere — and today, visitors can check out the birthplaces and/or childhood homes of some of history’s most notable figures. Nothing provides additional insight into a famous person quite like seeing the room where he or she had their diapers changed.

How to Avoid Gaining that Pesky Vacation Weight

How to Avoid Gaining that Pesky Vacation Weight

“I’m on vacation” is one of the most ridiculous phrases to enter American vocabulary. We act as if going on vacation alone gives us the rights to do whatever we want: eat our weight in French cheese, have two pastries for breakfast, or pay for sex.

9 Unconventional McDonald’s Menu Items from Around the World

9 Unconventional McDonald’s Menu Items from Around the World

There are currently more than 34,000 McDonald’s restaurants serving 68 million people in 118 countries — and if you thought they all served Big Macs and Quarter Pounders, then you’re dead wrong. Here are some of the more unusual menu items served at the Golden Arches across the globe.

Tripping with a Significant Other: A Forewarning

Tripping with a Significant Other: A Forewarning

So, your significant other suggested a road trip, and you were all like, “Road trip? Heck yeah!” Then you both jumped in the car, tripped on the aforementioned road, and a memorable time was had by all. Right?

Must-Do Activities on Australia’s East Coast

Must-Do Activities on Australia’s East Coast

For many, the east coast of Australia is a travel route that is at the beginning of the travel checklist.  The first-world status, hot weather, and english-speaking locals make for a good introduction to travelling around for the young and young-at-heart.

Health Care While Abroad

Health Care While Abroad

It’s nerve-wracking enough trying to find a bathroom in some foreign countries, let alone trying to get medical treatment when you’re injured. Receiving health care abroad is not something anyone wants to deal with, but the truth is that it happens, more often than you’d care to think.

Seemingly Innocuous Gestures Considered Offensive in Other Countries

Seemingly Innocuous Gestures Considered Offensive in Other Countries

Body language, like spoken language, is completely arbitrary; the most insulting gesture in one country might be perfectly harmless — or even meaningless — in another.

Nasty Parasitic Infections to Avoid During Your Worldly Travels

Nasty Parasitic Infections to Avoid During Your Worldly Travels

Parasites, small organisms that feed off the blood and tissue of larger organisms (known as hosts), are living proof that the world is a creepy place.