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10 Famous Landmarks That We Almost Lost

10 Famous Landmarks That We Almost Lost

Some of our greatest buildings have endured for centuries to become the heavily visited and treasured wonders they are today. Many of the most impressive creations from history, however, didn’t make it to modern day. For example, consider the original Seven Wonders of the World, all of which (save the pyramids at Giza) were destroyed […]

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15 Interesting Places and Events in New Zealand

15 Interesting Places and Events in New Zealand

New Zealand is an island country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It geographically comprises two main landmasses, the North and South Islands. In 1250-1300, Polynesians settled New Zealand and developed a distinctive Māori culture. Europeans first made contact in 1642. The culture of New Zealand is largely inherited from British and European custom, interwoven […]

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There Is A Hot Springs In Japan Where Monkeys Relax All Day

There Is A Hot Springs In Japan Where Monkeys Relax All Day

1. There is a place hidden deep within the Japanese mountains known as Jigokudani (Hell’s Valley) where something strange happens at the same time every year. View this image › Shutterstock.com 2. As the fall fades into the winter and temperatures begin to drop into the 10s (-10 degrees Celsius), a strange visitor comes upon […]

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10 Interesting Facts About The Maldives

10 Interesting Facts About The Maldives

If you’ve ever seen pictures of a tropical island with sparkling blue water that stretches as far as the eye can see, private beach huts on white sandy beaches, and coral reefs that teem with life, chances are they’re pictures of the Maldives. This tropical paradise sits in the middle of the Indian Ocean, and […]

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This Is What It’s Like To Surf The Freezing Waters Of Iceland

This Is What It's Like To Surf The Freezing Waters Of Iceland

1. This is Iceland. View this image › Shutterstock 2. And this is Chris Burkard: adventurer, photographer, and serious surfer. Every year he surfs waters others don’t dare to touch. Chris recently shared with BuzzFeed an exclusive look at his latest adventure: surfing Iceland. Below are 12 previously unpublished photos from his upcoming gallery collection. […]

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There Is A Dragon’s Lair In The Middle Of Krakow

There Is A Dragon's Lair In The Middle Of Krakow

1. In the early 14th century when the city of Kraków, Poland looked something like this, there lived an evil dragon named Smok Wawelski who terrorized the city. View this image › en.wikipedia.org 2. The dragon* lived in a limestone cave hidden beneath the slopes of Wawel Hill, where the King’s castle rested. View this […]

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10 Breathtaking Little-Known Places in Images

10 Breathtaking Little-Known Places in Images

The world is an enormous place, and while thanks to technological advances and the fascination with the unknown held by most all of us at least to some extent, the majority of our planet’s land has been thoroughly explored. With that said, there remain places unseen to a great majority of human eyes, sites which […]

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