On a recent trip to Chicago, I learned some fun facts about the Windy City that totally blew my mind (I’m so punny, I know). Since I have a weird talent for retaining useless information, below are 13 things you probably didn’t know about Chicago.
For those who want to be close to nature without sacrificing the amenities of home, glamping is the perfect combination of camping and comfort. Gone are the days when camping concludes with summer. Thanks to the beautiful properties on Glamping Hub, you can be (comfortably) close to nature all year round. From treehouses to tents to tiny houses, the Pacific Northwest has a variety of glamping options for every season and style.
From riding elephants to tiger selfies, tourist attractions that exploit animals for human entertainment are becoming unnervingly popular. Fueled by social media, these intimate interactions with wild animals may seem like a great bucket list experience. However, most people don’t consider the abuse and suffering behind these seemingly harmless wildlife tourist activities (many of which masquerade as conservation). READ MORE
Though Santa Barbara is known for its beautiful beaches and winning wine scene, most visitors overlook the destination’s rich history and cultural offerings. The heritage and authenticity of Santa Barbara is unparalleled to any other California coastal towns and is definitely worth exploring.
With some of the best waterfall hikes in the Pacific Northwest less than an hour from town, Portland residents and visitors don’t have to travel far to get close to nature. High levels of rainfall combined with the region’s majestic mountains and radiant rivers foster an area full of awe-inspiring waterfalls for your viewing pleasure.
This is a guest post by M.J. Lee
Located on the northeastern part of Spain, Catalonia is one of the regions that beckons many travelers every year. Marked by a very distinct Mediterranean tradition and culture, it is undoubtedly a first-rate travel destination that offers various attractions that range from high mountain ranges to shimmering coastal waters.
Last weekend I set out to the San Juan Islands with one goal: I wanted to see some whales. And not just any whales, I was on a mission to see Orcas (e.g. Killer Whales). I have always been captivated by these animals, but have never seen one in the wild. Fortunately for me (and anyone who shares my interest in marine mammals), Washington’s San Juan Islands are home to plenty of orca pods.
The Oregon coast has a rugged, wild beauty that is unparalleled to any other beach in the nation. While there are numerous beautiful beach towns that line Oregon’s coast, Florence is one of my absolute favorites. Situated between miles of sand dune and the Siuslaw River, Florence may not be the most popular or touristy costal town, but it holds a special place in my heart.