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Strangest Law In Each US State

US stateIn early 2014 I wrote about 10 Crazy Driving Laws Around the World.

A couple of favorites were: Russia- keep your car clean and Alabama- don’t drive blindfolded!

There are definitely odd laws all around the world that we need to be careful of violating while visiting a new country. For instance, during our recent (and upcoming) visit to the UAE, I need to be extra careful not to curse while texting. Luckily, there isn’t really much for me to worry about since I don’t text while using my phone in foreign counties.

Well what about odd laws at home in the good old USA? Continue reading Strangest Law In Each US State

Top Tourist Attraction In Each State

Tourist attraction

In recent years I’ve been trying to see more of the U.S. It’s impressive to think about just how many amazing sites and places the country has to see.

To date I’ve been to 32 states and just a handful of National Parks. In the future I’d like to complete visiting every state as well as see many of the parks.

Each state seems to have  something interesting or which makes it stand out. Some might have the famous national parks, monuments, stadiums or even a well-known food dish. Continue reading Top Tourist Attraction In Each State

Most Underrated Tourist Attraction in Each State

Tourist Attractions 
The Shit Fountain didn’t make the cut

When visiting a city or state there are certain sights that you’d expect just about every tourist to visit.

For example, I’d expect most visitors to New York to go to Times Square and visit the Statue of Liberty. In an even more obvious pick, I think we’d all agree that all visitors that go to Orlando will check out Disney World. It’s most likely the reason they are in the city…

While each state might have its share of famous and touristy sights what about sights worth seeing which might be considered underrated?

Thrillist took a look at The Most Underrated Tourist Attraction In All 50 States. Continue reading Most Underrated Tourist Attraction in Each State

Best FREE Museums in the World

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image from Thrillist

At times, when things are free they end up being more enjoyable. In my opinion, when something is free the expectations are lowered. Less expectations can make for a more enjoyable time since you might not have to make sure to get full value, so to speak.

My guess is that the majority of you reading BoardingArea enjoy finding  ways to save money while traveling. Maybe you’re looking for ways to maximize the value of your airline miles or hotel points and/ or find out the best way to manufacture spend to build up lots of  miles economically. These are ways we can save on our travels in the long run.

How do you save money while away on your trips? Continue reading Best FREE Museums in the World

Best Spots In World To Be Naked

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image: Thrillist from Shutterstock

Last year I wrote about an event called The Naked Sledding World Championship which took place in a small town in Germany.

This definitely sounded like it had the makings of an extremely bizarre event. Some of you might wonder why the event would take place in Germany. But then you might remember that it’s legal to get naked in Germany. They also won the world championship for nudity. 

So why all of the references to nudity and Germany? Continue reading Best Spots In World To Be Naked

Top Events In Each State for 2015

top events in United StatesWhen I come across interesting articles and info, there are times that I’ll e-mail them to myself to reread and possibly write about. I came across one such article that I thought would make for a fun blog post a few days back.

I was reminded of this article  when I received a message from my friend Brian that writes the BoardingArea blog, The Gate.

So what could be so interesting that I e-mailed myself about and also received a message about??? Continue reading Top Events In Each State for 2015

10 Worst Tourist Traps in America

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The definition of a tourist trap according to Merriam-Webster is “a place that attracts many tourists and that charges high prices“. 

Many places and attractions that we visit might be considered tourist traps yet many people keep going. Why is that? Are the places really a tourist trap if most people find them enjoyable and worth their time? Continue reading 10 Worst Tourist Traps in America

Top US Airports Ranked By Food

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image: Thrillist

Last year I wrote about Eater’s Airport Dining Guides which are a great way to find out about the best food at many airports.

I use the guides just about every time we fly. They’ve saved us the time of wandering around in search of better food since we could just look it up in Eater’s guide.

You can also find out about the Best Airport Food in the World in a post from a couple of months back.

I came across another useful list of airport food from Thrillist. Continue reading Top US Airports Ranked By Food