The once-festive town of Santa Claus, Arizona is now run by rattlesnakes

You'll find no shortage of ghost towns along Route 66, but one of the strangest by far has to be the abandoned town of Santa Claus, Arizona. Once a bustling, year-round holiday-themed stop for...

The story behind the mysterious, medieval ruins of Madame Sherri’s castle

This post is brought to you by our friends at Visit New Hampshire! Deep in the forests of New Hampshire are the strange remains of what was once a glittering, opulent castle. Located in Madame...

The ultimate guide to New Hampshire’s most unique historic covered bridges

This post is brought to you by our friends at Visit New Hampshire! There are few things more charming than a vintage covered bridge. Back in the day, wooden bridges were built across streams and...

Live Free or Die: How the hardcore New Hampshire motto came to be

This post is brought to you by our friends at Visit New Hampshire! A motto can tell a lot about a state. It teaches us about the past, and can guide a state toward the future. The...

The true story behind the real-life Witch’s House…in Beverly Hills

On the corner of Walden Drive and Carmelita Avenue in Beverly Hills, California lies a very odd little home. The neighborhood is pretty upscale, yet smack dab in the middle is a house that...

The Cosmos Mystery Area is a mind-bending enigma that defies the laws of gravity

This post is brought to you by our friends at South Dakota! There's nothing like a good, old-fashioned mystery spot to blow your mind. This kind of site is worthy of an investigation by Mulder and...

Welcome to Green Bank! A quirky town where WiFi and cellphones are banned so...

Dozens of Americans have moved across the country to live in the off-the-grid town of Green Bank, West Virginia, which has purportedly banned WiFi and cellphones. Why? Because West Bank is located in what's...

The rags to riches to rags story of Roby, Texas, where 42 locals became...

At the intersection of an empty stretch of highway, along US-180 and State Hwy 70, there's a town that looks as if it's completely abandoned. At just under 700 people, you wouldn't necessarily think...

A peek inside Yellowstone’s mysteriously-abandoned Smith Mansion

It's hard to not to drive past the Smith Mansion on the Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway, just outside Yellowstone National Park and wonder what the hell it is. It looks like the work...

Heartwarming! Man donates amputated toes to bar’s Sourtoe Cocktail

Who knew that a story about frostbite could be so heartwarming? British adventurer Nick Griffiths may have lost three of his toes to the cold, but they're being given a second life... as the...

How the tiny town of Wall became a world famous destination: The legend of...

This post is brought to you by our friends at Travel South Dakota! Most people have probably never heard of Wall, South Dakota... yet roughly 2 million visitors stop by each year. It's all thanks...
hidden secrets of Mount Rushmore

Hidden secrets of Mount Rushmore (spoiler alert: there really is a secret room)

This post is brought to you by our friends at Travel South Dakota! Is there anything more purely American than Mount Rushmore? It's a testament to the country's unbeatable spirit. The story of Mount Rushmore,...

These are some of the world’s weirdest Easter traditions

US of A: While the tradition of egg rolling has its origins in the UK, the most famous egg roll happens every Easter Monday on the White House lawn. The First Family has hosted the event almost...

Here’s a look at what Amish spring break is like… yes, the Amish do...

Florida isn't just a great destination for high school- and college-aged kids to party on the beach... it's also where the Amish go to get away. And, let's be honest, if there's any community...

The library hotel is the greatest invention since sliced bread

Ever lost track of time while immersed in a good book? First of all, same... and second of all, we've found the perfect hotel for you. Well, actually, it's more of a library that...