17 Lies Everyone Tells You About Road Trips

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It’s Fast

Even though you may think you can cut Google Maps’ estimated trip time in half, you never know what might pop up. Missed exits, unanticipated construction and detours are all out there to slow you down. Road trips aren’t a race anyway, so just take your time and enjoy the ride.

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GPS Is All You Need

Never underestimate the power of a paper map. Even though GPS relies on satellites instead of Internet, by no means is it a sure thing. But as long as you can avoid any fires in your vehicle, a paper map is!

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You Can Sleep Comfortably in a Car With the Right Equipment

The seats are soft, the air is warm, maybe you even have a pillow and a blanket — but you’re still sitting down. Sitting in a car all day and then sleeping in the same spot all night is never a good idea. Cheap motels or even a tent will make all the difference.

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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.