Carmel-by-the-Sea is an entire village of fairy tale cottages

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California is home to an entire village of fairytale cottages. Located near the northern tip of Big Sur, on the central California coast, the town is every bit as enchanting as its name....

Getting weird with Dark Tourist, and how to DIY your own macabre adventure

As usual, I'm late to the game on this, but after a few people suggested it to me, I finally felt ready to give Dark Tourist a spin. I was honestly a bit surprised...

How to *not* tour Niagara Falls: A history of people trying to go over...

It's human nature to look at something as majestic as Niagara Falls and decide, "That's big and cool. I'm gonna do something dumb to it." I really can't explain it, but there's no other...

How 51 Eerie Statues Put A Forgotten Town Back On The Map

A small gold rush town in Western Australia had lost its mojo at the turn of the century. Until a British artist came along. He transformed the area, creating 51 surreal sculptures that stand...

Boring, OR and Dull, Scotland: A tale of two cities (with unfortunate names)

A lot of people think their hometown is boring, but only those who grew up in Boring, Oregon can say that their hometown is Boring... literally. The town of nearly 8,000 residents is about...

Grayton Beach State Park is now home to America’s first underwater museum

The only thing more inspiring than an art museum is probably an art museum that's saving the environment. That's exactly what Florida's new Underwater Museum of Art does. There's only one thing... it's literally...

Are you road trip compatible? Here are some strangely cute road trip tips and...

July 8th was reportedly the hottest day for online dating, and now that you've made some matches, it's time to take that summer romance to the next level. Is there any better test of...

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...