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Where in the World to Celebrate Christmas

Us Americans know how to party. We can get wild, make some noise, and bring the police down on us due to our revelry. When it comes to Christmas time, this holds true. But when compared to other countries’ celebrations of the holidays, ours are not too impressive. We’ve investigated the best places around the…

Top Spring Break Destinations for Families

The idea of spring break has long been associated with teens and college students going to party for a week with their friends in Cancun or some other locale where the drinking age is under 21.  But for those of us who are married and have young kids, we’re trying to avoid places that resemble…

The Golden Toilet Paper

King Midas would find himself in familiar territory with the release of a product that is truly a waste of money: golden toilet paper. It’s not a trick or gimmick. An Australian company has actually made a roll of toilet paper made from 22-carat gold. Humanity has indeed reached a new low (or high depending…

Sunken Treasure

Discovering treasure is one of the greatest human dreams. It has fueled gold rushes, the settlement of colonies, and the founding of states (i.e. California). To this day the idea of unearthing a glittering treasure trove captures our imaginations. This is precisely what happened to the Schmitt family of Sanford, Florida. They are a true…

Sleeping On the Job

The Finnish have made it possible—you can get paid to sleep.  And I don’t mean for a one-time psychological study.  There’s a (temporary) position out there, if a much sought after one.  Hotel Finn in Helsinki is hiring a ‘professional sleeper’ for 35 days to test out all of their rooms and write about their…

High-Tech Smart Bags To Eliminate Lost Luggage

Technology truly is amazing.  Not only do smartphones have the ability to ‘find themselves’ if lost, but soon travelers may be equipped with ‘smart bags’ with the same capability. According to MailOnline, 3 billion dollars is wasted by the aviation industry every year on lost luggage with an average of 4 pieces of luggage getting…

Street Art From Around the World

Street art in Chiang Mai, Thailand by Juandres Vera. I’m an art enthusiast, like many others.  But art comes in many forms. While I love museums and viewing the great artists of the past, I recognize that museum and galleries aren’t the only places where great art can be found.  One particular branch of art…