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20 Awesome Things You Do Not Know About Finland

Helsinki love locks with Uspenski Cathedral in the background

Hugs? Nope, not in Finland. Not kosher. But a bunch of nude men wrestling in the mud or relaxing together in the sauna? Perfectly normal. Welcome to Finland! 😀 The only Nordic nation on the continent that is not part of Scandinavia. Did you know that? That one was free — below are 20 more … Read More

Going Down: Top Caves, Mines & Underground Destinations in Europe

Ben Cruachan, also known as The Hollow Mountain, in Scotland

I don’t know if it is due to my mother coming from a mining area, visiting underground mines or caves at a young age, or my own technical work experience gained at mines in Germany and Mongolia, but I like going underground. Caverns, mines, tunnels…you name it! Some of these trips have been pretty spectacular … Read More

Experiencing The Best Offbeat Amsterdam Activities

Colorful buildings in a frozen white Amsterdam winter -- welcome to the Netherlands

Few cities are as quirky and universally known as Amsterdam. It is a wildly popular tourist destination, and for good reason. The general vibe in Amsterdam and the feeling you get walking the streets is distinctly unique and impossible to ignore. The next time you find yourself in Amsterdam and need something new to do, … Read More

Monster Pizza Challenge in Las Vegas!

The Sofia pizza from Pizzeria Sofia in Rayong, Thailand

In the grand pantheon of arousing audio/visual entertainment, food-based television ranks second only to hardcore porn. They are very similar if you really stop to think about it. Both give us a graphic, up close and personal look at the satiation of very deep, primal biological urges. That is why food television is more popular … Read More

Your Guide To The Phong Nha Caves

The colorful Phong Nha Cave

Tucked away in Quảng Bình province far removed from most tourists lies the Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, home to over 300 caves including the largest one in the world, Sơn Đoòng Cave. Back in 2003 the park earned itself a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List and tourism has been slowly increasing ever … Read More

5 Things To Do Before You Leave Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is the world's largest salt flat

Bolivia was my first experience of South America where I enjoyed three months of Spanish lessons, a homestay, volunteering and exploring the country. It remains one of my most memorable travel experiences to this day. It was also one of the most thought-provoking. Before you leave Bolivia be sure to soak up as much of … Read More