15 Songs That Make You Want to Travel

305 Anthem

Before he was Mr. Worldwide, Pitbull was Mr. 305, rapping about his hometown of Miami and tossing up The U whenever he had a chance. While the lyrics may not exactly inspire wanderlust, they do evoke curiosity into what really makes the Magic City tick.  And may just make you 305 ‘til you die.

Sweet Home Alabama

Yes, I know it’s requested whenever a band hits the bar stage with shouts of, “Play some Lynyrd Skynyrd!” but there’s reason why. This song about the Southland makes you long for Ole Bammy’s blue skies from Muscle Shores to Birmingham.

That’s Right (You’re Not from Texas)

But oh, Lyle Lovett, you make me wish I was. I can picture myself in boots and a cowboy hat twirling my girl around a “dance hall down in Texas.”  You really do make Texas sound like the “finest place to be,” the “Promised Land.”



Around the World in Holiday Baking

Every December, millions of pounds of butter, sugar, and flour contribute to the creation of spectacular treats for holiday celebrations. Even if you’re not ordinarily a baker, many people venture into the kitchen before the holidays to make sure that they’ve got plenty of treats to offer to family and friends.

The Most Unusual McDonald’s Menu Items from Around the World

If you’re a fast-food connoisseur, chances are you’re already familiar with the McDonald’s menu that’s typical in North America. They bring in new choices fairly frequently. However, most people stick with their usual order of Big Macs, Quarter Pounders, fries, McFlurries, and Apple Pies. It’s familiar food, and the bulk of the menu is essentially…

Big Brother China: A Look at China’s Social Credit System

This work of fiction is about to become a reality for the 1.4 billion residents of China where the government plans to roll out a “Social Credit System”. The Chinese government says it’s an attempt to raise “awareness for integrities and the level of credibility within society” through the use of mass surveillance and data collection.