The Prague Astronomical Clock.

Located on the side of Old Town Hall within Old Town Square, at Staroměstské nám. 1, 110 00 Josefov, Czechia, the Prague Astronomical Clock is a must-see for anyone visiting the city. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s also incredibly historic, as it’s the oldest working clock still in operation - ✨anywhere in the …

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Garden of the Gods (Illinois).

While the better-known Garden of the Gods is located in Colorado, this one is Southern Illinois' main claim to fame. By far the most popular hiking spot in the area, I firmly believe that the Illinois Garden of the Gods is worthy of its name. Beautiful and unique, it's a favorite go-to spot of out-of-towners …

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The Powder Tower of Prague.

An impressive Gothic tower separating Prague’s New Town from Old Town, the Powder Tower is a sight to behold. It was our introduction to Old Town Prague once arriving via train, and it certainly set the stage for what was to come. We stayed at The Hotel Paris Prague (highly recommend), which was only approximately …

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New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum.

Brought to Louisiana in the 18th century by African slaves, Louisiana Voodoo, a.k.a. New Orleans Voodoo, has been a practiced religion in the state for centuries. While it's estimated that approximately 60 million people practice voodoo worldwide, in 2014, there were around 2,500 and 3,000 practitioners in New Orleans. However, after Hurricane Katrina, that number …

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Waverly Hills Sanatorium: Do You Believe in Ghosts?

Ok, full disclosure: I believe in ghosts, the paranormal, the supernatural, and all that jazz. I believe our universe is far too complex and massive to be only the things we can physically see, touch, or understand. Combine that with my love of history, and I really enjoy learning about and visiting haunted places. I …

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The Grave of Big Nose Kate: A Wild West Icon.

Obviously not my photo 🤪 (from Google). As you can see, her nose was pretty average sized. Born Mary Katherine Horony, Big Nose Kate didn’t actually have a big nose. According to a nice older gentleman we met at her gravesite, she got that moniker from being a well-known gossiper who had her nose in …

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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

Ahhh, Monument Valley (MV). An immense land of beautiful, mesmerizing, untouched desert. A mecca for Southwest lovers and road-tripping aficionados. A magical place locked in time. Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park has earned every bit of its fame and reputation. For seven years I dreamed of visiting this world-renowned geographical wonder and I finally got …

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Four Corners National Monument.

With an official address in Teec Nos Pos, Arizona, the whole draw of the Four Corners National Monument is, of course, that it’s technically located in 4 states – Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah. Furthermore, even though the official address is in Arizona, the entrance is actually located in New Mexico. It’s tucked back …

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Gatlinburg SkyBridge (Suspension Bridge).

A colossal suspension bridge with a 30-foot glass bottom section in the middle that doesn’t take you anywhere in particular; the Gatlinburg Suspension Bridge is simply a lot of fun to walk across. Perched atop a 1,800-ft. overlook, it's the longest pedestrian cable bridge in North America, stretching almost 700 feet across. The top offers …

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American Pilgrimage Story (Washington D.C.).

The Reflecting Pool and Lincoln Memorial. I’ve been to Washington D.C. once, back in 2003 at the tender age of 13 for my 8th grade graduation school trip. To say I barely remember it is an understatement. It was such a brief and erratic trip – they shuttled us onto a chartered plane at like …

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