15 Songs That Make You Want to Travel

Carolina On My Mind

Old Crow Medicine Show may have you thinking about Carolina. James Taylor has you seeing the sunshine and feeling the moonshine (and I’m pretty sure he’s not talking about the one in the sky).

New York State of Mind

Do I need to write anything more? Nobody captures the essence of New York City like Billy Joel. I mean nobody. The last time I listened to this song, I bought a ticket for a “Greyhound on the Hudson River line.”

Düsseldorf

This song by Regina Spektor makes college students want to backpack Europe, living the hostel life. But with lyrics like “In Montpelier I stayed in a chateau. A boy climbed into my bed and he knew no boundaries,” it’s also the song they don’t want playing in the car while Mom and Dad drive them to the airport…

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8 Bizarre Ocean Phenomena

The ocean is storied, deep, and complex. Whether it is the folklore surrounding Atlantis and the Bermuda Triangle, or the weird-looking fauna and flora that arise out of it, the ocean is a great source of fascination. In fact, only five percent of it has been properly explored, leaving plenty of gaps for our imaginations to fill in.

Worst Celebrity Statues from Around the World

We buy their albums, tickets to their movies, and all the products, brands, and questionable colognes that they endorse. Surely that’s enough to quell the hungry egos of some of the world’s biggest celebrities. Well, not exactly. You see, immortalization via cultural significance, world records, and millions of dollars sometimes isn’t enough. Tradition dictates that our celebrity idols need to be re-created in gold, bronze, wax, and stone, so not even the elements can dismantle the memory of their monumental rise to the top.

How to Become a UNESCO World Heritage Site

If you’re an active traveler or live in a uniquely historic part of the world, chances are you’ve been exposed to UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This phrase is thrown around frequently. When we first hear it, the first thing that comes to mind is that it must represent something historic and old. Many UNESCO World Heritage Sites are famous buildings, landmarks, or areas that are renowned because of their beauty and historical significance.