9 Secret Places You Won’t Find in the Guidebook

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The Heidelberg Project, Detroit, USA

These days it seems like most guidebooks would advise travelers to avoid Detroit altogether, however, like a butterfly from a chrysalis, previously abandoned areas of the city have been transformed into beautiful works of art through the Heidelberg Project. This Detroit-based organization aims to improve the lives of individuals in the community through art and has turned numerous decrepit houses on Heidelberg Street into eccentric mixed-media art pieces. Whimsical designs like birthday cakes and polka dots decorate the previously all-American style houses lining the street.

Unfortunately many of the houses have fallen victim to fire in recent years, so interested visitors are advised to make their trip while this unique area still stands.



11 Great Hostels to Stay In

For budget-minded travelers in search of a cheap place to stay, hostels can be the perfect option. Generally, hostels offer much better value than hotels and short-term apartment rentals. Because less money is spent on accommodations, it allows globetrotters to designate a larger portion of their budget to good food and sightseeing activities instead.

11 Great Hostels in Europe to Stay In

If you’re a budget-minded backpacker interested in meeting fellow travelers along the way, hostels are an exceptional alternative. Intimate, community-minded, and affordable, hostels have exploded in popularity and really come a long way. From shared open-concept spaces to private ensuites, it’s easy to find a mix of both communal and secluded accommodations.

The 10 Most Historic Prisons

While jail time isn’t a walk in the park for any convicted felon, many tourists flock to historical prisons around the world when traveling. This is due to their mystic, history, and eerie ambiance. While it may seem a little crazy, visiting a local prison can provide a ton of insight on a region’s roots and culture.