Check out this size 32X shirt. While heading to Kaua’i’s Waimea Canyon, known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, we drove into the town of Kekaha to take the old Kokee Rd into the park.  Right before we turned on Kokee Rd we spotted a tourist shop that had an item that set this store apart from all other tourist shop.  Hanging on the outside of the shop was the largest Hawaiian shirt in existence.  I…

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Harry Potter Graffiti, Edinburgh Scotland

June 26, 2015

Accio Graffitas. In Old Edinburgh, at the ever popular Elephant House café, is a hidden secret every Harry Potter fan should know about when visiting Scotland. The Elephant House has grown in popularity because of its claim to fame: this is the supposed spot J.K. Rowling wrote a significant portion of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Though not completely true, J.K. Rowling did spend a lot of time writing in this coffee shop.  When…

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Criminal Museum, Rothenburg Germany

June 24, 2015

A rosary, each bead the size of a coconut. If you get to Germany the walled city of Rothenburg is a must for any itinerary. This remarkably preserved medieval town is a perpetual ren-faire.  And when one is in Rothenburg that person should visit the Kriminalmuseum. A thousand years of legal history are represented in this collections of the most insane and cruel punishments of torture and execution created by medieval lawmakers. The most interesting…

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The Vomiting Fountain, Mainz Germany

June 22, 2015

Imagine throwing up FOREVER! Mainz Cathedral is one of the most impressive churches in Germany. Just outside of the Cathedral is something even more impressive: a vomiting fountain. Poor guy.  Travel Curiosities Grade: A- (Photo Worthy) 

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Rachel the Pig, Seattle Washington

June 19, 2015

I’ve got a golden piglet. In 1986, Pike Place introduced its unofficial mascot, Rachel the Bronze Pig, under the Public Market Center sign. Rachel is a 550-pound piggy bank used to raise funds for Pike Place Market. Local artist Georgia Gerber modeled the statue from a County prize-winning pig from Whidbey Island named Rachel. $6000 – $9,000 dollars are put into Rachel annually in dozens of world currencies. Travel Curiosities Grade: B+ (Stop-worthy if Near)

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The Aliens of Roswell, New Mexico

June 5, 2015

The legend starts something like this… A couple of illegal aliens decide to go for a joy ride.  For years, they had their eyes on a bright speck in the distance; a place buzzing with strange and frightening people. Their father forbade them from ever visiting “that part of the solar system.” The warning only fortified their desire for the forbidden. The strangely-complexioned residents of the tabooed destination were significantly taller and broader in stature…

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Laumeirer Sculpture Park, St. Louis

June 3, 2015

You’ve entered the dreamscape of a modern art sculptor. Just south of St. Louis, the Laumeirer sculpture park sits on 105 acres of scattered modern sculpture. Oddity art abounds as visitors wander the outdoor exhibitions and nature walks filled point-to-point with sculptures. Some of the best pieces include Tony Tasset’s giant Eye, Robert Chamber’s Sugabus, a cross between a massive poodle balloon sculpture and the three-headed hound hell Cerberus, and an eerie alien egg. Don’t…