Skip the art or natural history museum the next time you’re traveling. Instead, check out one of these museums dedicated to something a little more out of the ordinary.
This South Carolina museum celebrates all things teapots, with an extensive collection of more than 5,000. One of the most striking is a 20-foot teapot you can walk inside. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to catch high tea service during your visit.
It’s pretty normal to feel a bit squeamish at the mention of a museum filled with rattlesnakes, but this museum’s purpose is to help you avoid that squeamish feeling. The American International Rattlesnake Museum in Albuquerque aims to rebut common misconceptions about snakes and their dangers, with its large collection of not only snake memorabilia, but also the largest collection of live rattlesnakes in the world.
Whether you believe or not, you won’t be able to deny the International Cryptozoology Museum is worth a visit. The Portland, Maine, museum focuses on all those creatures we’re not quite sure exist (depending on who you ask), from Big Foot to the Loch Ness Monster.
Explore the history and culture of shoes at Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto. Some of the museum’s artifacts include shoes worn by well-known figures throughout time, including Queen Victoria and John Lennon.
Lastly, explore all things miniature at this Indiana museum dedicated to tiny houses. From individual tiny items to fully furnished homes, the museum has it all on display. You can even take home a furnished house of your own, or a kit to build your own miniature.
Roller coaster enthusiasts already know America offers a number of exciting thrill rides, and the car rental experts at StressFreeCarRental.com created a map of the roller coasters with the biggest drops across the country to make it even easier to map out a journey of adrenaline.
With more than 6,000 islands total, with 227 inhabited, in Greece, the selection is overwhelming. Which one is perfect for your next vacation?
Dia de los Muertos is celebrated Nov. 1, to honor and celebrate remembered friends and family who have passed. Observers of this holiday create ofrendas, or altars, containing beverages, food, photos and memorabilia of the departed. For adults, offerings of tequila are placed upon graves as a salute to their time on earth. Give a toast to the continuation of life with these tequila offerings.
My mom and I recently dined at Mazi, a Greek restaurant in West Reading, Pennsylvania. We were in town for a family event and decided to take advantage of the lovely early fall evening by enjoying dinner outside. The restaurant is popular, so we called right when they opened to make a last-minute reservation. Thankfully, they had availability for outdoor seating.
The Greek tradition of health and wellness runs deep; travelers can find a multitude of therapies to meet their wellbeing needs, from healing spas, herbal therapies, hypnotherapy, massages and more. In Greece, the approach to wellness focuses on the “whole” and the ways in which the mind, body and soul interact. A state of balance is achieved through a good relationship between the emotional and natural state, which can be found throughout Greece at its more than 800 medicinal spas.
It’s time to say goodbye to summer clothes activities and drinks. Switch out your favorite summer sips for delicious fall-themed cocktails from hotels and resorts around the world. Whether you like vodka, rum or bourbon, there is a cocktail just for you.