As the end of October approaches, people tend to start thinking about a variety of Halloween-related concerns: costumes, candy, pumpkin carving and the list goes on. The question of which city is America’s most haunted, however, does not always cross people’s minds. A quick internet search will show it is on somebody’s radar, and why not? Many cities claim the title, but which one actually is “the most haunted city in America”? Ask the person sitting next to you and they will have an answer: New Orleans! Chicago! New York! Seattle! The leading contender online, oddly enough, is Savannah, Ga., a pretty small city for so much haunting.
Joking aside, this question — and the haunted tours that inevitably follow — are unexpectedly enjoyable ways to get to know a new city. Sure, there are the gruesome tours or those a little technical with regard to paranormal equipment, but a good haunted tour will reveal something, maybe even a lot, about the city in which you stand.
Historical themes emerge and they are unique to every city. On Philadelphia’s tour you will learn about the yellow fever epidemic that ravaged the city in the 1790s; Chicago’s will remind you the mafia crime syndicates affected real people and ravaged the city in the early 20th century; while Tampa, Fla.’s tour reminds you of its rich history of immigrants and the quality of women’s rights in the cigar trade.
So pick a haunted tour and judge for yourself, but remember, even though there is something to learn, you should be careful out there.
You've planned every last detail of your trip, from the perfect accommodations to tours to enjoy, but overlooked one crucial element: sleep. Travel and time changes throw off our circadian rhythms and lead to sleep loss. However, sleep deprivation can dull your response time, throw you into a depression, age your skin and pack on the pounds. It also just makes you irritable during much-deserved vacation time. Although you may not be able to restore your sleep to its full capacity on the road, you can get more rest with these products that help you sleep while traveling.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
The novice traveler visiting a foreign country for the first time may face apprehension in knowing where to start in terms of planning, and even a seasoned traveler may find himself lost among the blogs and travel sites that recommend what to see and do. Booking a private tour can be one of the best ways to see the highlights without having to worry about the logistics. When researching such tours in foreign lands, here are a few tips to follow for the best experience.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Russia is largely a safe city for tourists. Much of the country relies on tourism to bolster the economy, and local governments take great pains to ensure safety for foreign citizens. Crimes against locals and foreigners drastically reduced over the last decade. That’s not to say certain minorities shouldn’t take precaution, but the chance of getting accosted walking down the streets is pretty slim.