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10 Offbeat Things To Do In Madrid For Alternative Travelers

Rooftops of Madrid, Spain

Offbeat activities, alternative museums, cultural centers, nightlife, street art, plus local tips on the best viewpoints for stunning photos and most delicious food. Madrid has it all. The tricky part is knowing where in this sprawling city to look, especially if you have limited time. The best way to discover the top offbeat things to … Read More

Armenia’s Little Secret: Ter-Ghazaryans’ Micro Art Museum

Ter-Ghazaryans' Micro Art Museum

Tucked away in the basement of an inconspicuous book store in Yerevan is Armenia’s coolest little secret and one of its biggest claims to fame — second only to becoming the first Christian country in the world back in 301 AD. They do like to bring that one up. Not much has happened here in … Read More

The Art-Loving Visitor’s Guide to Midtown Manhattan Museums

Exterior of the New York Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan

As author Thomas Merton wrote, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” In Midtown Manhattan, art lovers can step from the busy sidewalks into several world-class art museums, taking a refreshing dip into an unparalleled variety of masterpieces gathered from across the ages, across genres and around the world. … Read More

Gamcheon Culture Village: From Shanty Town to Tourist Attraction

Panorama of Gamcheon Culture Village in Busan, South Korea

Perched on a hillside in Busan, South Korea, this once colorless neighborhood is now a colorful tourist attraction known as Gamcheon Culture Village (부산 감천문화마을). Although it resembles the colorful favelas of Rio de Janeiro upon first glance, explore within and you quickly realize that color is the only thing the two have in common. … Read More

Sex Coins, Wooden Dildos + Other Historic Oddities at the Love Castle Sex Museum

Sexual statues at the Love Castle sex museum in Gyeongju, South Korea

Did you know in ancient Korea women were given coins featuring different sexual positions on their wedding day so they could learn the positions? That is just one of the many interesting things I learned at the Love Castle Sex Museum in Gyeongju, South Korea. Everybody always talks about the Seoul Sex Museum but that … Read More

Inside Changdong Art Village in Masan, Korea (창동예술촌)

Welcome to Changdong Art Village in Masan, Korea

Artists are interesting folks and anytime a bunch of them gather in one neighborhood it becomes an interesting neighborhood. A perfect example is Changdong Art Village, full of narrow alleys overflowing with street art, boutique art shops, studios, cafes, coffee shops and even an arcade. Scattered throughout the neighborhood are murals and tributes to some … Read More

Unique & Offbeat Arlington, Texas Activities

Offbeat Arlington street art -- because everything is bigger in Texas

Situated in between Fort Worth and Dallas is, Arlington, home to plenty of sights and things to do. Best known as the home of the Dallas Cowboys football team and a couple of major amusement parks, Arlington is a fun, touristy city. Unfortunately, many visitors overlook the odd attractions and offbeat Arlington activities. The next … Read More

Offbeat Nashville: Quirky Sights, Activities & Things To Do

Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville is known as Music City and the city definitely lives up to its reputation. However, there is much more to the city besides just country music. From street art to history to haunted locations, this is one city that will keep you on your toes – if you know where to look and what … Read More