Cuisine, language and culture are just a few of the things that bring global cities and countries to life. The following insights highlight best-kept secrets, local treasures, fun facts and traveler suggestions. Whether you’re going on tour or researching a potential trip, find a little travel inspiration here.

Top 20 Imaginary Lines

Our post last week about the Real Equator got me thinking about Earth’s imaginary lines—those lines we can’t see but… Read more

The Real Equator

The most interesting thing we learned from talking with equatorial dodgeball enthusiast Bryan Wojtowicz was that the “world’s first interhemispherical… Read more

Venice bans pigeon feeding

Wait! Don’t feed the pigeons! Venice—fearful of people flocking to feed the famous fowl—is cracking down on one of its… Read more

Friday Fun Fact: Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo will be celebrated in Mexico—and countries around the world—on Monday. The festive holiday honors Mexican pride and… Read more

More on Big Ben

Big Ben—which just marked its 150th birthday—is actually the name of the bell, not of the Houses of Parliament’s famous… Read more