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Spectacular Swimming Pools from Around the World

As we wait, dreaming of warmer weather and outdoor activities can help keep our minds off the biting cold — and what’s a better warm weather activity than swimming? Whether your pool of choice is a serene lap pool or a gigantic, miles-long wave pool, here are some different pools that will inspire you to dream of summer.

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Mascot Overload: Japan’s Obsession with Mascots

Referred to as yuru-kyara or yuru-chara, mascots in Japan are everywhere and can represent anything from an event, festival, town, city, political institution, public service organization, company, historical site, to so much more! These Japanese mascots tend to have relatable characteristics to whatever they are promoting and are a bit out-of-the-box when it comes to characters.

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13 Strange Burial Traditions from Around the World

Here in North America, we try and keep death as far away from everyday life as possible. In many other countries, burial traditions are commonly and openly practiced, leading to a more death-positive outlook from those involved. Although some may seem obtuse, most of these burial traditions have the dual purpose of honoring the deceased person’s life and providing an outlet for the family’s grief.

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15 Travel Quotes to Change Your Life

Quotes are like little pieces of wisdom. With just a couple of sentences, the author manages to convey a thought, a perspective, or sometimes an entire experience. Some people love quotes and live by them as if they are mantras to be followed, others just like to read them and be reminded of special moments in their lives. As it stands, there’s no shortage of inspiring travel quotes!

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Sitting in a Tree: The Best Treehouse Hotels

The meteoric rise of the new, upscale treehouse hotel is easy to understand because it appeals to everyone — those who live to be outdoors, and those whose idea of “sleeping rough” is leaving the window open. Wherever you are in the world, there’s a new treehouse hotel for you.