Oh My Stars

Oh My Stars

Did you know that there are US National Parks verified by the International Dark-Sky Association to be some of the best places (with the clearest, least-polluted skies) to view the stars? The individual parks’ webpages even provide charts outlining estimated cloud cover and star visibility . . . read more

Little Places, Big Adventures

Little Places, Big Adventures

The terms “melting pot,” “salad bowl,” and “cultural mosaic” are often used figuratively to illustrate American citizens’ identity and ethos. Every culture can be found somewhere in the States, with most of the diversity being found in cities. Major groups include Asian Americans, Arab Americans, . . . read more

Quirky Museums

Quirky Museums

Have you ever been to a quirky museum, one that went against the norm of what is typical displayed? Search your area for the nearest museum; you might be surprised by what weird and creative things there are to learn about.

Funky Animal Festivals

Funky Animal Festivals

In these lesser-known American fairs the main attractions are animals—but not just any animals. Far from the run-of-the mill horse shows and bull-riding rodeos, these exotic fairs feature less conventional sources of entertainment, from wiener dogs to worms.

Pikachu Outbreak in Yokohama

Pikachu Outbreak in Yokohama

If you ever see a bunch of Pikachus marching throughout Japan, do not be alarmed—it’s a regular sight for this popular festival.

Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin’ Fest—It’s the Best!

Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin’ Fest—It’s the Best!

Have you ever heard of worm grunting? You can find that and more at the Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin’ Festival in Sopchoppy, Florida.

Happenings: State Fairs

Happenings: State Fairs

Fried butter anyone? Discover what fun attractions you should see and fried food you should eat at some of the nation’s top-rated state fairs.

Happenings: Hotels

Happenings: Hotels

Get ready to bell-hop around the United States and visit the most unique hotels in the country.

Happenings: Road Trip Attractions

Happenings: Road Trip Attractions

Baker, California, is a popular stop for weary travelers, and not just because it’s the halfway point between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Alien Fresh Jerky is a shop in Baker that offers “alien jerky” for those with a taste for the supernatural. A UFO-themed . . . read more

Culinary Tours: A Taste of History

Culinary Tours: A Taste of History

There are two types of travelers—those who want to visit every historical sight and those who are just there for the food. It can be hard to satisfy both the history nerd and the foodie on a trip. But what if there was a way . . . read more