Five Bizarre Hotels You Should Include in Your Bucket List


You’d wish real jail guards in real prisons were this charming. The Dog Bark Park Inn By Alan Levine from Strawberry, United States (Big BeaglesUploaded by PDTillman) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia CommonsDog owners have dilemma. Leave your dog at home, miss them terribly and pay a fortune in dog kennel fees. Or take their pets with them while travelling and have the hassle of finding dog-friendly accommodation. There are many great reasons to take a dog on vacation. Luckily, there are plenty of accommodations which welcome dogs including the The Dog Bark Park Inn in Idaho, USA.

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Really Weird Travel Destinations That Have to be Seen to be Believed

Everyone knows the world can be a crazy place that’s made even weirder by the actions of some people. But did you know there are actually natural wonders that are even weirder and that they are the work of Mother Nature herself? Hang on to your seats as we take you to some of the really weird places in the world that will make you shake your head in disbelief. Thor’s Well in the US Don’t expect to see Thor coming out from the Spouting Horn or Heimdall opening the Bifrost every time a massive stream of water is projected skywards from this sink hole.

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How Renting a Beachside Hotel Inspires Artists

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More popular artists might even attract visitors coming from further away from the town, helping the other artists gain exposure. Best Artistic Vacation Locations in the USA In the United States, many artists have moved into or rented cottages that boast of coastal views, choosing one of the following top artist-friendly cities: Carmel-by-the-Sea, California Rockport, Texas Wynwood Arts District, Miami, Florida Monhegan Island, Maine Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais, Minnesota Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada Towles Court, Sarasota, Florida Laguna Beach, California Provincetown, Massachusetts Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico Top Seaside Destinations for Artists in the UK In the United Kingdom, there are hundreds of inspirational locations around the coast including hotspots such as Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Yorkshire and Pembrokeshire, where artists and writers take a break to get the creative juices flowing, such as these: St Ives, Cornwall Brighton, Brighton & Hove Dartmouth, Devon Whitby, Yorkshire Lyme Regis, Dorset Disadvantages of Renting Beach Property On the other side of the coin, staying in a beachside cottage is not as easy as staying in a hotel, where they deliver room service and take care of organizing.

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Take a Trip to the Most Beautiful Beaches in Europe

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Every now and then, we need to reset our mind and body, to take a long vacation away from our desks and just relax and enjoy time with ourselves. Let’s take a trip and experience the breathtaking beaches in Europe. Why Europe, you ask? There are certainly a lot of good attractions out there in the world, but none can compare to the majestic and relaxing sceneries that the continent has to offer. What better way to clear your mind but with a wide view the waves rippling across the horizon. Here is a list of the best beaches that you can find in beautiful Europe: Portugal The Algarve has become a popular destination for tourists from all over the globe.

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How to Avoid Being Scammed While Booking Your Holiday Cottage

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There is nothing more horrifying than being scammed during your holiday. Most of the time, you would save so much money and vacation days for those precious few days of relaxing by the beach. Unfortunately, many people who are simply trying to save money on their trip end up being victimized. In some cases, those who are booking cottages end up paying exorbitant hidden or additional fees or worse, having paid for a property that does not even exist. The key is being smart and knowing these important steps when booking your cottage. 1 Use Your Instinct The easiest way to spot any kind of scam is to follow what your gut tells you.

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Best Places in the World for Street Food

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Michelin stars are often the indicator on whether a place serves the best food. However, it should be remembered that the best food venues are those most tried and eaten by the locals and tourists, such as those served in the streets. Food stalls by the streets are probably the ones which can best introduce you to the local cuisine of a certain place. It is an essential travel experience. Aside from experiencing what it is like to eat along the roads, you will also be given the chance to eat delicacies not usually served in fine dining restaurants. Below is a list of the top 5 places in the world that offer the best of the best street food.

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5 Budget-friendly Countries for Backpackers

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Who says traveling is only for the rich and famous? Backpacking these days has never been easy and exciting with the availability of options wherever in the world you may go. From east to west, Europe to Antartica, there are accommodations, restaurants, and adventures that fit your budget. Visit any of the amazing backpacking destinations this year. Here are the top 5 countries considered backpacker-friendly. Nepal Nepal, the country that houses the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, is definitely a timeless backpacking destination for those who love mountain peaks and treks. If you love camping and believe in the idea of exercising while traveling, then this place is for you.

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The Most Spectacular Sunsets in the World

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Traveling to different places is such a relaxing, peaceful and exhilarating experience, especially if you are a sunset lover. One of the best things about watching sunsets is that you can be in an island and witness how nature puts a nightly display or be in desert and see the rocks turn to red because of the sunset’s illumination. There is really something special about it that is life changing. Definitely, you must visit these different places to see the dazzling display of such a rare beauty. Here is the list of the most spectacular sunsets in the world to inspire you for a vacation.

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Howdy, You’ve Reached Grandma’s Shoppe

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Welcome to Grandma's Shoppe, a new travel blog sharing experiences from people who have lived. This blog is the brainchild of Sandra Alcock, a 59-year-old-grandma of three from Montecito, California. In between raising a family and carving out a career as a hotel manager in Santa Barbara, Sandra has indulged her passion for travel by visiting some of the most exotic vacation destinations in the world. Here she shares her tips, and those of her friends, on how to make the most out of life through travel.

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