The Louvre, the British Museum, the Smithsonian – all these names certainly inspire reverence and fascination. The great museums of history, art, and natural sciences are cultural gold, but what do you call those that highlight sausages, toilet seats, or mini glass bottles? Cultural platinum! Here are 21 European museums that feature some unconventional exhibitions.
If I had to pick one thing you can find just about anywhere in the world, I’d have to say alcohol. It comes in all tastes and colors and it’s made from very different ingredients depending on where in the world you are. So, what’s the local drink of the place you’re visiting?
If you’re traveling to a somewhat exotic place or even just slightly off the beaten track, there’s a great possibility that you’ll be exposed to some nasty diseases. Make sure to get vaccinated before you leave and take plenty of precautions when you’re traveling.
If you’re one of those people who wishes it was socially acceptable to hang your stockings the day after Halloween, you just might be head over heels in love with Christmas. Who doesn’t enjoy giving and receiving gifts, trimming the tree and singing carols around a warm fire?
Many people from abroad don’t know much about the holiday, if at all, and finding a fellow American friend to celebrate with isn’t always easy. Thanksgiving, however, can be hard to pull together abroad, as it is a very geographically narrow, North American tradition.
The 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil shined a giant spotlight on the many dangerous diseases that we can contract while traveling. Thankfully, most can be prevented, which is why it’s important to know before you go! While the whole Zika Beetlejuice head-shrinking thing may sound cool in theory, it isn’t something I’d want to live with.