One of the most fascinating and terrifying things about the ocean is how unknowably vast it is. The sheer number and variety of animals we have yet to discover is staggering. One of those we have discovered, though, is smarter than most land animals.
Octopuses come in all different sizes. They have suckers on their tentacles and beaks with which they eat. They are also incredibly intelligent. Here are some of the best aquariums to see them.
The New England Aquarium is one of the best aquariums in the country. This aquarium is home to a Giant Pacific Octopus, which can be found blending into its surroundings on the third level. This aquarium is located right in Boston and is a perfect addition to any trip to the city.
A few hours south, Baltimore is home to the National Aquarium. This one also houses a Giant Pacific Octopus, but has a bunch of other animals, like birds, reptiles and even a Tamarin.
Because of their intelligence and delicate nature, not every aquarium is able to maintain a robust octopus exhibit, but seeing them, even once, is worth the effort.
Thailand's Elephant PooPoo Paper Park is taking recycling to a whole new level. By developing a symbiotic relationship with elephants that promotes sustainability, it is producing cute and functional paper products and clothing while providing much-needed jobs for locals in Thailand's rural communities. Thailand developed a system of taking elephant waste and converting it into products that are not only practical, but also environmentally friendly.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
Traveling is hardly comfortable because of plane seats. Airplane seats also have poor neck support and headrests and can be cold. We found two-in-one pillow and blankets that may help make travelers' journeys more comfortable.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.