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Airbnb Experiences Review: 3 Tours in Mexico City
Review of Airbnb Experiences We gave Airbnb Experiences a try on our recent trip to Mexico City, and I thought I'd share some info and a review for those who are wondering if it's worth it. This isn't sponsored: I paid for the tours myself, so I can be completely honest! We...
Mexico City's Water Garden Museum and Diego Rivera Murals (Museo Jardin del Agua & Carcamo de Dolores)
Beyond the promise of Diego Rivera murals, I couldn't find much info on Mexico City's Water Garden Museum when deciding whether or not to visit. I'm so glad I took the chance, though, because it's a gem that doesn't get high enough billing in lists of Mexico City attractions. First...
La Gruta Cave Restaurant at Teotihuacan
La Gruta Restaurant at Teotihuacan When I first started planning our day trip from Mexico City to Teotihuacan, I thought I knew what to expect. I'd been to the pyramids on a college trip, and knew there wasn't too much in the surrounding area. And that's partially true. For a...

Christmas at Biltmore Estate

Dining table decorated for Christmas at Biltmore Estate
Biltmore Estate at Christmas We took a trip to Asheville, NC recently, and beyond eating a TON of great food, we finally made to Biltmore Estate. I wasn't completely sure what to expect, but now I'm dying to return in warmer weather when the gardens and grounds will be in...
Henry River Mill Village While browsing for interesting stops on a recent trip to North Carolina, I saw this Atlas Obscura article on the abandoned Henry River Mill Village, and I immediately made it a priority! The company town was built around a mill in the early 1900s, and looks to...
This stunning storybook scene is the abandoned Houtou Wan Village, located on a small island off of China. Deserted due to inaccessibility and lack of resources, the village is now home to just a handful of elderly residents. (via My Modern Met and Bored Panda) Related...
Housed in a sprawling colonial mansion in old San Juan, Puerto Rico, The Gallery Inn looks like a perfect escape to me. Purchased and lovingly renovated by an artist, the property became an inn somewhat organically, hosting travelers beginning in the 1970s. Here's some picks for a weekend at...
The Trulli of Alberobello are an historic town of over 1,000 mortar- less limestone houses near the coastline of Southern Italy. Dating back to the 16th century, the unique structures were built from roughly worked limestone boulders brought from nearby fields. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, the town...
Like something out of a fairytale, these bridges in the state of Meghalaya, India sprout out of the hillside, a tangled mess of tree roots both beautiful and sturdy. A photo essay by talented photographer Amos Chapple captures the tree root bridges, which can be a decade or more...
 I'll admit it: I'm dying to stay at the "real" Hogwarts castle (but can we talk about some rules regarding LARPing? those people scare me). Sadly, the Hogwarts of the Harry Potter movies is just a compilation of various castles, historic buildings and sets-- and likely due to licensing...

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