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The City Market Catacombs We recently got a chance to check out the catacombs underneath Indianapolis' City Market. At one time used for food storage by market merchants, the extensive underground rooms are now closed off to visitors and merchants alike, with guided...

Weekend Wanderlust (vol 53)

- Weird, beautiful, and perfect for the Halloween season: Yokainoshima: Island of Monsters, a new photo book cataloguing Japanese folk costumes - Lava, moon, milky way and meteor, all in one photograph - A look inside one of the North Korean restaurants in Bangkok (there are more than 100 around the...
This month's Real Estate Crush is hand picked for your annual Halloween bash! Whether you're leaning towards Guillermo tel Toro vibes or straight up evil nuns (or maybe this, I won't judge), this historic Italian convent is a bargain at just shy of 20 million. The convent was originally built in...
I'm a fan of unusual vacation rentals no matter what the season, but what better time than Halloween to rent a spooky hideaway? Here's 6 creepy Airbnb rentals that I'm dreaming of staying at this Halloween--just not alone! p.s. see last years list here 1. Decaying Creole Mansion This stunning New...
1. Haunted Chamber Apartment At the top of my list is this 600 year old haunted "madness chamber" in North Yorkshire, UK! Spooky, gothic vibes, and the promise of a haunting? The stuff of Halloween fantasies. 2. Laura's Cottage Snag this spooky 18th century cottage in Savannah, Georgia for great local...
Some photos from a visit to the Circleville Pumpkin Show...we didn't spot the Great Pumpkin, but did get in plenty of pumpkin ogling, as well as sampling pumpkin flavored goodies! Back to the Future with a Cro-Magnon cast? "Welcome to Ohio, where we eschew hood ornaments and parade our...
I have to admit that I chose Out of Africa for this costume series as much for the inspirational quality of Meryl Streep's wardrobe as anything else. It is however, a legitimately great movie-- one that will have you sniffling at the end, and dreaming of Africa afterwards. (For a...
The 1902 French short film A Trip to the Moon might not be your typical travel movie, but it is a very trippy, imaginative gem. Thanks to its highly stylized sets, the movie has stood up surprisingly well, and is worth a viewing if you haven't seen it (free...
I couldn't do a collection of travel movie costume ideas without at least one Wes Anderson film! It's hard to pick a favorite, but The Darjeeling Limited feeds my train travel obsession (and that luggage!), as well as some featuring seriously wanderlust-inducing backdrops. Whichever brother you'd like to be, start...
  ┬áIf you're a travel lover, chances are you have at least one favorite travel movie that you can watch over and over, that isn't safe for Sunday night viewing because you might just find yourself on a plane instead of work come Monday. This week and next, I'll be...