I love riddles, although I’m horrible at figuring them out. Here are my favorites to entertain your traveling friends with on your next 16 hour bus ride.
Category: Interesting Travel Facts
David B. Barrett spent 40 years compiling a complete list of Earth’s 10,000 existing religions and 33,830 denominations of Christianity
I’m fascinated by people who travel for purpose, not just for pleasure. One night, David Barrett realized his purpose.
Twice Prime Minister Nguyen Cao Ky enjoyed his life as a playboy war pilot and political leader, until eventually settling in the USA to open a business.
According to Alan Burdick, author of Why Time Flies, jet lag is not in your head. It’s a very real ailment of your entire, desynchronized body. And there’s more…
According to Elon Musk, you can power the entire United States of America with 150 to 200 square kilometers of solar panels, or about the size of a corner of Utah.
99% of the five billion species that ever lived on Earth are extinct. That really makes you think about who the real 1% are and how lucky we are.
With a population of about 320,000 in Iceland, it’s not uncommon to meet people in the dating world who might be your distant relative. Lucky there’s help.
One.. two.. three? It would certainly take Sesame Street’s The Count a long time to count each one. The number may surprise you.. it’s in the thousands!
Here’s a hint: It’s probably not what you think! It measures 2.4 miles (3.8 km) across and is located in the Blue Mountains in Oregon. Any guesses?
If a bamboo forest could sing to you, what would it say? You can find out for yourself in The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove in Kyoto Basic, Japan.
The Pemon and Kapon believe the mountain to be the stump of a mighty tree that once held all the fruits and vegetables in the world. What do you think?
It might seem like the ball drop on New Year’s Eve has been a tradition forever, but it actually started in 1907. Want to see the first light up ball?
Ever wonder why January 1st is celebrated as the first day of the year? It all goes back to Julius Caesar and his Julian Calendar.
The Tunnel of Love in Klevan, Ukraine is a train track naturally covered by green trees that form a magic looking tunnel. Can you guess how it got the name?
86% of Earth’s 10-20 million species are undocumented. Time to head into the jungle, find a bug, and name it after yourself.
Ever want french fries and ketchup but are too lazy to grow both potatoes and tomatoes? The Ketchup ‘n’ Fries plant is the solution to your struggle.
The Sweden Solar System is the world’s largest permanent model of the Solar System, built on a scale of 1:20 million. Want to learn where the sun is?
The island of Skellig Michael, Ireland served as the planet Ahch-To in the final scene of Star Wars The Force Awakens. Not such a far away galaxy after all!
The Travelers’ Century Club is for people who have visited 100+ of the world’s countries and territories. Want to learn how to join? (The rules are simple.)
The Pacific Crest Trail spans 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada. It takes average hikers 5 months to complete. How fast do you think the world record is?
The Las Vegas Strip is the brightest place on Earth when looked at from outer space. But just how bright is it? Check out this photo from space.
The Egyptian Pyramids are often photographed to appear isolated in the middle of a desert, but do you know how close they really are to the city of Giza?
Did you know that the money to build the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California was privately donated, but with one big understanding?
Since it opened on July 12, 1913, how many US Presidents do you think have vacationed at the Grove Park Inn, Asheville’s most famous hotel?
How may volcanic islands are there in Lake Nicaragua? This lake contains species of fish and sharks which don’t exist anywhere else in the world!
Ever wonder what Bangkok, Thailand’s actual name is? I’ll give you a hint. It’s not Bangkok… It’s also too long to write here so click to find out!