Unusual & Unique Need To Know Travel Facts

Traveling expands your mind and can lead you to new and exciting experiences. You have probably cultivated and idea of what your trip will be like based on reviews of travelers who have visited the area and viewing the websites of popular attractions. While these resources can yield helpful advice and information, there are some interesting facts and unusual customs that might not be readily known by the average traveler. Here are a few travel facts that can help you embrace the etiquette, explore like the locals, or maybe entertain a few people at your next dinner party.

  1. 60% of the World’s lakes are located in Canada

Canada is the second largest country in the world and an astounding 9% of its surface is covered by fresh water. The number of lakes exceeds 3 square kilometers is almost 32,000. These include lakes that disappear and reappear seasonally, lakes with mineral densities three times saltier that the ocean, and lakes located within larger lakes.

2. South Africa is home to the longest contionous wine route in the world

Stretching from the Cape Winelands to the Klein Karoo, this gorgeous route is one of South Africa’s most renowned attractions and an important aspect of their agricultural industry. Wine tasting along the route yields a varied array of wines and expansive vineyard views.

3. Over 30 million people in China live in caves

These caves have no indoor plumbing and cost around $30 US dollars per month to rent. Common in the dry climate of the Northwest China, these caves dwellings are categorized into three types: cliff caves, independent caves, and underground caves.

4. Travel is scientifically proven to make you happier

Within the first couple of days of traveling, 89% of people report significant drops in stress levels and couples report experiencing increased feelings of intimacy towards each other. As a result, travel has been linked to a decrease in the development of heart disease and other types of stress- related conditions.

5. The average person in Switzerland consumes 22 pounds of chocolate per year

A recent study of citizens in Switzerland an average of 22 pounds of chocolate every year, which surpasses every other country. They are also one of the world’s greatest exporters of chocolate.

7. Salting your food in Egypt is offensive

In Egypt, seasoning your food after it has been served to you is insulting to the chef or the hostess because it implies that it was not your liking as served. So, if you have a trip to Egypt planned in the near future, make sure to avoid the salt shaker when dining out.

8. Parts of the Great Wall Of China are made with sticky rice

Zhejiang University of China revealed that in some parts of the structure, sticky rice was added into the mortar. Further research discovered that the mortar made with sticky rice was stronger and could withstand more damage from earthquakes and other natural elements that the “riceless” mortar.

9. There is a free wine fountain in a small town in Italy

Located in the Dora Sarchese Vineyard in the small town of Caldari di Ortana, this wine fountain offers locally made wine at no cost. The fountain is open to all travelers and attracts visitors from around the country.

Traveling has varying meanings for different people. For some, it means adventuring a natural wonderland with family. For others, it means peacefully self-reflecting amidst ancient historical sites. But overall, traveling is known to be of the most effective ways to boost happiness and spark creativity. Research your destination beforehand to discover any quirky customs or unusual travel facts can help enhance your experience by inspiring your exploration or preparing you for the culture.

Top 10 Cruise Essentials

Yay! You just booked your dream cruise! Now, what to pack? I have compiled a list that consists of the “must haves” to have in your bag for on the cruise ship, to ensure it is enjoyable. If you are like me, you want to make sure that you don’t forget anything, so that you don’t have to buy it, because it’s usually costs higher than your local store. But, if you do forget any items, don’t worry you can always get them in the gift shop on the cruise ship. Hopefully, this list will help make your next cruise the best cruise ever!

  1. Bug spray will make the cruise more enjoyable to get rid of those pesky flying bugs and believe me when I say you’ll need it and be glad that you brought it with you.
  2. Antibacterial wipes to wipe down remotes, handles, door knobs, etc. To ensure to don’t get any germs or viruses, so you can enjoy your cruise.
  3. Motion Sickness Medicine to keep you from getting sick from the waves on the cruise ship… surprisingly, We didn’t get sick on our cruise.
  4. Goggles for those fun excursions or pool time..LOL
  5. Febreze spray for those musty smells in your cabin room, bathroom, etc.
  6. Excursion printout to have with you for the time of paid excursion, so you don’t miss the FUN FUN diving activity you have planned!
  7. Thermos Bottle to keep cold water so you stay dehydrated on the ship or once you get off the ship when touring.
  8. Wrinkle release spray for your casual or dressy outfits for dining with your love, friends or whoever it may be.
  9. Well packed carry on bag for the cruise outfits, cell phone charger, earbuds, snacks, water bottle, and to well…carrry on all this list of items to ensure you have a nice relaxing cruise.
  10. Zip lock bags for the sea shells, souvenirs, snacks, etc.

I wish that I had researched and knew about this list before I went on my first cruise. I always bring this list with me now every time. It makes things so much more enjoyable. So we can have a great time together relaxing in the fun and sun.

Tips to Know before you visit the Rattle Snake Saloon

This neat little restaurant is located in Tuscumbia, Alabama. The restaurant is inside a cave. A very unique place with a gift store to shop for souvenirs. It’s off the beaten path. A hidden gem.

Important facts to know before you venture to Rattle Snake Saloon:

1. Wear tennis shoes – there are very steep hills to climb and walk when getting to the restaurant. No heels needed! I don’t advice wearing them.

2. Identification– no matter how old you are, you will be asked to see your identification for a iced cold beer.

3. Alcohol – the night life scene starts at 5 pm when beer is served. The security guard will card you, so be nice to them. They are just doing their job. Seven Springs Lodge is located onsite. Know your limit! Don’t drink and drive. Tents are available, campsite also, and silo cabins too.

4. Winter – the saloon remains open during the winter months. The rock form faces north, it blocks the cold brutal winds. Heaters are placed and covers the exposed open area to block the harsh cold wind.

5. Grabbing Seats- The locals and tourists are usually in the crowd. I advice that you get there before 5 pm to before the night life begins. At 7 pm, it’s standing room only.

2019 Fall Bucket List

Ahhh Fall, one of my favorite seasons of the year. Excuse me while I do a little dance. Currently on countdown til the first day of autumn. I love the crisp cool air with fall festivals, hay rides, and painted pumpkins.

I love the time of the year when the leaves start to change to fall colors. I get to wear my hoodies or comfy sweaters with my favorite jeans and boots! Cozy up with a blanket, a hot mug of hot chocolate, and just savoring it in front of a fire. The days get shorter and it gets darker quicker too.Β 

2019 Fall bucket list

Things to do:

1. Do a photo session with my new handy dandy photography cameraΒ with cute pumpkins and different sizes too that is staged on hay bales of the grand kids in their adorable fall outfits. πŸŽƒ 🍁

2. Visit Niagara Falls to see the beautiful waterfalls for a awesome Fall road trip with my hubby and take some epic photos of nature ❀️


3. Bonfires are my favorite thing to do in fall with the night cool air to be able to sit around the fire with the family with s’mores. πŸ˜‹ Telling spooky tales!

4. Go to Haunted Houses and get my spook on! πŸ‘»

5. Have movie night with eerie scary movies. πŸ¦‡


6. Ride on a hay ride with my grands!Β 

7. Go to the pumpkin patch and pick out some different sized pumpkins πŸŽƒ

8. Visit some Fall festivals will be so much fun! 🍁🍁🍁

9. Host a haunted house party! Fun Fun! πŸŽƒ πŸ‘» πŸ¦‡

10. Craft day making wreaths, flower arrangements for tables, etc

I am a big kid around the holidays LOL. I love to decorate my home with holiday decor with pumpkins, with fun halloween decor also, inside and outside too.

It is a time to just have fun with your family! Enjoy each other. Life is beautiful!Β 

I am living life to the fullest each day! Blessed, Thankful and Grateful

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Top 10 Cheapiest Countries to Travel

Summer travels are in full swing this peak season at this time of the year. The beaches are very hard to resist. Whether it be to just relax and lay on the beach, water sports, or just enjoying nature.

Planning a summer getaway? Or maybe you’re in the middle of winter and feeling nostalgic about seeing the sun?Β 

Here are 10 countries with the most beautiful beaches around the world.

1. Indonesia

2. Mexico

3. Italy

4. South Africa

5. Turkey

6. Columbia

7. Cuba

8. Bulgaria

9. Thailand

10. Greece

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Tips To Know Before Visiting Disney World

Disney World is the happiest place on earth!

In the picture is the beautiful Magic Kingdom Park! Me and my husband went on our vacation on April 16, 2017. We purchased the hopper tickets for all the parks. We were scheduled to go on a cruise to the Bahamas, so we did a day in Disney. I wish we could have had more time to fully enjoy the park. . We had a wonderful day of fun. I suggest that you stay a week to fully enjoy all the parks to get your money’s worth. The fireworks were at  9 pm that night and the fireworks were so magical. Very spectacular- it is amazing and such a fabulous way to end the day.

Some info that you need to know before you venture to Disney:

– there are lots of shuttle buses to pick you up in the parking lot from your car to the front gate

– there were no long lines for purchasing tickets that morning at 9 am, only at security check lines

– I recommend buying the fast passes to not wait in long lines, you can bypass the lines for $60 each

– Download the Disney app for wait times and map for navigating around the park too.

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The food was good, the facilities were clean too. Staff was very nice and helpful with navigating with ease.

We had so much fun at Disney World and can’t wait to go back soon! I hope you enjoyed my information on the park.