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Why have small towns like Helen, Georgia, and Solvang, California, gotten all dressed up in immigrant garb?
Disney parks around the world all have a haunted attraction, but not one is exactly like the original, and all have fascinating reasons behind their differences.
Frenchman Guirec Soudée is sailing around the world by himself. But since everyone needs a first mate, he enlisted a laying hen.
There's something about abandoned cities that makes you curious about what happened. Here are 10 where you can satisfy that curiosity by taking a visit.
The newest Smithsonian museum has artifacts from luminaries ranging from Harriet Tubman to Michael Jackson.
Toilet-themed restaurants in Toronto and Moscow are two recent examples of this weird craze spreading beyond Asia.
There's a method behind the automotive madness of this massive traffic circle in Swindon, England.
According to Congress, there are too many memorials in the District of Columbia. Finalists in a new contest rethink our monuments for the digital age.
Thousands have summited the world's highest mountain since Hillary and Norgay made their historic climb in 1953. What's changed about that formidable trek?
Lost islands are the stuff of adventure movies and ancient tales, but some actually did exist. Others were only alive in imagination or because someone mistook them for another place. Do you know any of these islands?
Photographer Philip Grossman used drones to capture these amazing shots of the nuclear meltdown site and abandoned city of Pripyat.
Cremation in Japan is pretty much a nationwide tradition. That means you may have to wait days or weeks before your loved one is cremated. What to do in the meantime?
Would you pay $200 to drive an asphalt roller or a bulldozer? Lots of adults would — that's why there's Diggerland XL.
Thinking about making some extra cash with Airbnb? Pick your profile photo carefully. New research finds that it matters more than you think.
Whether you're looking for like-minded cat lovers or conspiracy theorists, there's a cruise out there for you.
And it puts your fancy Apple watch to shame.
The "rage room," where people can buy incremental time to smash household items and office products, is a European craze that may be coming to a city near you.
Sometimes you need to take a walk to clear your head. For one man who circumnavigated the globe, that walk lasted more than a decade and stretched nearly 50,000 miles.
Hitchhiking is a polarizing topic. But is it really as dangerous as it’s often made out to be, or is it a relatively safe way to get around? Are people still hitchhiking?
Every year, thousands of cell phones, cameras and glasses are left behind on amusement park rides. But how to explain the loaded guns, false teeth and prosthetic limbs?
From murder sites to a building shaped like one of your body's major organs, these rooms for rent deliver way more than free WiFi. You'll never believe all the weird and wonderful places you can bed down.
Velocipede carousels, powered by pedaling, were created in the late 19th century to accustom Parisians to riding bicycles. But just two of them are left in the world.
You're more likely to die getting struck by lightning than riding a roller coaster, but that doesn't mean there isn't a long list of amusement park tragedies.
It's touted as the most magical place on Earth, but is it so magical nobody has ever died there? Let's get real about what goes down when there's a death at Disney World.
Airbnb sounds like a win-win: Guests get a unique vacation experience often at less than a hotel would charge, while hosts make extra cash off spare bedrooms or second homes. But hotels, cities and tenants' groups don't feel as buoyant about Airbnb.