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7 Luxurious Train Rides to Take

TweetSimply put, here are seven train rides worth putting on your bucket list. It’s a shame that train travel has [...]

Simply put, here are seven train rides worth putting on your bucket list. It’s a shame that train travel has lost its touch of elegance that it used to have in the United States. There used to be something really wonderful about people getting dressed up to travel as they did on trains and planes but now we all throw on whatever we want. If you’re looking for a different kind of vacation, try ... More...


By • Jul 23rd, 2014 • Category: FOOD AND TRAVEL, Vacations


How to Scuba Dive with Sea Unicorns

TweetNarwhals are the unicorns of the sea, so you should probably scuba dive with them immediately. If you are the [...]

Narwhals are the unicorns of the sea, so you should probably scuba dive with them immediately. If you are the type of adventurous chick who isn’t afraid of jumping into freezing water and being impaled by a 4-foot long tusk, listen up. The waters of Conception Bay, in Newfoundland, Canada is a great place to go on a summer adventure. The waters are full of plankton, which draws the attention of a... More...


By • Jul 20th, 2014 • Category: FOOD AND TRAVEL, Vacations



A Cave That Doubles as a Spa for Bees

TweetKastania’s Cave is not only a beautiful natural cavern, but also a spa for bees. The wonders of nature never [...]

Kastania’s Cave is not only a beautiful natural cavern, but also a spa for bees. The wonders of nature never cease to amaze me. Kastania’s Cave, located in Greece was discovered by a man named Kostas Stivaktas, at the beginning of the last century. Stivaktas would sit in the fields and watch bees enter a crack in the rocks (because honestly, what else was there to do back then?). He noticed that... More...


By • Jul 18th, 2014 • Category: FOOD AND TRAVEL, Vacations


5 Useful Websites for Travel Planning

TweetPlanning a trip, although exciting, is often stress-inducing. From obsessively checking airline websites, anticipating those non-stop fares to drop, to [...]

Planning a trip, although exciting, is often stress-inducing. From obsessively checking airline websites, anticipating those non-stop fares to drop, to locking in those high-demand hotel, sight, and restaurant reservations, these planning processes can be overwhelming to tackle on your own. Ironically enough, all of this stress is fueled on the hope of having a perfect, stress-free trip! These five... More...


By • Jul 16th, 2014 • Category: Vacations


The Singing Sand Dunes of the World

TweetSand dunes all over the world are tired of keeping quiet, and have begun to sing in a super creepy [...]

Sand dunes all over the world are tired of keeping quiet, and have begun to sing in a super creepy lullabyes. Eureka Dunes, California. photograph by zackofalltrades I don’t know if you know this about me, but I love some good natural phenomena. If I hadn’t grown up to be a full time snarky gay guy, I would definitely have been working in the outdoors. Meditation is something I also really enjo... More...


By • Jul 11th, 2014 • Category: FOOD AND TRAVEL, Vacations


How to Have the Best Road Trip Possible

TweetAs previously mentioned in my L.A. coffee shop post, I recently traveled to California. For a few days, my best [...]

As previously mentioned in my L.A. coffee shop post, I recently traveled to California. For a few days, my best friend and I road tripped from Los Angeles to San Francisco. We’re almost convinced that the drive, itself, was better than the sightseeing we’d done on foot. Below are four tips for making your road trip the trip. I hope you enjoy your next road trip as much as we did! 1. Choo... More...


By • Jul 9th, 2014 • Category: FOOD AND TRAVEL, Vacations


Five Heavenly Bodies of Water

TweetThese five stunning bodies of water come from all over the world. The Blue Lagoon is located in the black [...]

These five stunning bodies of water come from all over the world. The Blue Lagoon is located in the black lava fields of Grindavik, Iceland. The mineral-rich waters remain at 100 degrees year round. If that doesn’t sound appetizing to you in the dead of summer, maybe a smoothie from one of the swim-up bars will. Summer is officially here. If you don’t believe me, come spend one night in my new ... More...


By • Jun 29th, 2014 • Category: FOOD AND TRAVEL, Vacations


Fortune Telling Transvestite Fox Woman in Pakistan

TweetIn Pakistan, there is a half-woman half-fox transvestite fortune-teller. Mumtaz Begum is your typical Pakistani man. Every day he wakes [...]

In Pakistan, there is a half-woman half-fox transvestite fortune-teller. Mumtaz Begum is your typical Pakistani man. Every day he wakes up, dresses in drag as a fox woman, and tells people’s fortunes from a booth in a pavilion at Mumtaz Mahal. Mumtaz Begum is actually played by performer Murad Ali, who inherited the role as a supernatural attraction from his father. The structure of the booth hide... More...


By • Jun 27th, 2014 • Category: FOOD AND TRAVEL, Vacations


Girl Travels Europe With Life-size Cut-out of Dead Dad

TweetTo honor her deceased father, a New York girl took a cardboard cutout of him around the world. I am [...]

To honor her deceased father, a New York girl took a cardboard cutout of him around the world. I am not someone who is touched easily (unless of course you count dark corners in night clubs), but this story appealed to me. Jinna Yang, a 25-year-old girl from New York lost her dad two years ago to stomach cancer. The devastation of that loss lead her to quit her corporate job and abandon her thankless life... More...


By • Jun 20th, 2014 • Category: FOOD AND TRAVEL, Vacations


5 Art Galleries to See in Paris

TweetParis has some of the richest, most beautiful art collections in the world. From the Louvre to the Musee D’Orsay, [...]

Paris has some of the richest, most beautiful art collections in the world. From the Louvre to the Musee D’Orsay, the art history and scene in Paris is omnipresent — inescapable. But what about the galleries? And how do you know which ones to pick when there are so many from which to choose? Well, you can’t really go wrong in Paris…but if you’re looking for something in p... More...


By • Jun 18th, 2014 • Category: Art, Cities, ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD AND TRAVEL, Vacations