Savannah, Georgia, USA restaurants on River Street at dusk
Cool and Unusual

Offbeat Trip Guide to Weird Stuff in Savannah, Georgia

Two historic traditional cable cars travel along a San Francisco street
Cool and Unusual

Ultimate Offbeat Guide to San Francisco

Dappled sunlight through Tunnel of Trees Scenic Heritage Road near Harbor Springs, Michigan
Classic Road Trips

The Tunnel of Trees Experience in Coastal Michigan

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48 Hours in Orlando: Things to Do Besides Theme Parks

The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Orlando, Florida is probably “Disney World!”…unless you’re a huge Harry Potter fan, in which case you’re probably dreaming of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter over at Universal Studios. Either way, massive theme parks are synonymous with Orlando, and while they’re incredibly fun to experience, […]

Church, Coca-Cola, and Chicken: 48 Hours in Atlanta

Georgia’s sprawling capital city is best known for its role in the Civil Rights movement, inspiring loads of hip hop and R&B artists, its Southern hospitality, and, of course, everything Coca-Cola. Atlanta is growing pretty rapidly, and so there’s always something new and exciting to eat or see in town, as well as tons of […]

5 Eco-Alternative Spring Break Trips

The best part is, these are all green alternatives to traditional getaways, so you can increase your vacation fun while reducing your carbon footprint. Check out these 5 ecofriendly spring break destinations that are all worth giving a try. Couples Retreat Who said spring break was only for the kids? Whether you were wiping snotty […]


Ultimate Offbeat Guide to Chicago

From quirky tours to niche museums to fascinating art, here are some of the coolest ways to get weird in the Windy City! International Museum of Surgical Sciences The International Museum of Surgical Sciences is a strange but effective mix of scientific and surgical ephemera. You’ll see iron lungs, old-school surgical equipment, technical analyses of […]

Road Trip Along the Oregon Trail: A Journey Through History

Come learn the stories of one of the most important chapters in America’s history. The museums and historic sites in this guide focus on preserving the culture of life on the Oregon Trail. See artifacts from everyday pioneer life, visit forts that once guarded pioneers from feared Native American attacks, examine actual ruts left by […]

California Dreamin’: 48 Hours in Los Angeles

The beaches, warm weather, endless entertaining attractions and rich history (and the celebs of course) make L.A. one of America’s most popular destinations. Enjoy the beautiful people, the beautiful scenery, and the effortlessly cool and laid-back culture of this famed SoCal city. Hollywood Walk of Fame Yes, it’s touristy and kitschy, but you can’t visit […]

Ultimate Offbeat Guide to San Francisco

Macabre museums, and a real herd of buffalo wandering the city!

Beatniks, Burritos, and Yoda: 48 Hours in San Francisco

San Francisco is known for many things: its hippie history, its massive and culturally significant Chinatown district, its quirky culture, and its coastal views, all watched over by the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. You’ll want to pack good walking shoes, since the city is pretty hilly, and a sweater, since it’s also notoriously foggy, so […]

Trolls, Tunnels, and Tunes: 48 Hours in Seattle

Known for coffee, rainy weather, and grunge, Seattle takes pride in being a little offbeat. In fact, they take being quirky and ahead of the curve pretty seriously. The city did give us Starbucks and Nirvana, after all. Spend your 48 hours in the Emerald City exploring old Seattle favorites as well as looking for […]

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