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WTF: Russian Starlets Settle in Sochi

October 2, 2007 at 3:30 PM | by | Comments (2)

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WTF is Canal Fest?

July 24, 2007 at 10:49 AM | by | Comments (0)

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Little Known Destination: Bellefontaine, Ohio

July 11, 2007 at 11:48 AM | by | Comments (2)

Fans flocked to Minnesota when Weird Weird Al Yankovic sang about the biggest ball of twine, and hundreds of miles of well-placed signage mean anyone who's set foot in South Dakota has at least heard of Wall Drug. But for seasoned travelers heading across Middle America on the great summer road trip, there's still one hidden gem that's definitely worth a stop. And it's in the small town Bellefontaine, Ohio.

Located about an hour outside of Dayton, Bellefontaine is home to more than Ohio's Honda of America operations. It's also the birthplace of concrete streets! Bellefontaine was the first town in the country to pour the mixers back in 1801. Tarmac and asphalt have got nothing on this quiet community. Sure, there may not be much else to see in this tiny Ohio `hood, but the good news is that the first concrete street in the country also gets you the hell out of town.

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WTF are the Cocos Islands?

June 28, 2007 at 9:30 AM | by | Comment (1)

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WTF is Cordillera Real

Where: Bolivia
June 21, 2007 at 9:28 AM | by | Comments (2)

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WTF is Playa el Cuco

June 14, 2007 at 10:23 AM | by | Comments (0)

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WTF Is Shodoshima

June 8, 2007 at 12:21 PM | by | Comments (0)

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WTF is Nemaska

June 6, 2007 at 11:00 AM | by | Comments (0)

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WTF is Isla del Coco

May 31, 2007 at 12:26 PM | by | Comments (0)

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Even though it's a World Heritage Site, Cocos Island doesn't see many visitors. Maybe that's because you have to take a 300-mile boat trip to reach it?

The best way to get there is with Undersea Hunter. (Before you ask: It's a tour operator, not a classic comic book character.) You'll hop a live aboard dive boat in Puntarenas, on Costa Rica's Pacific coast, and end up floating in Chatham Bay about 36 hours later. Since visitors aren't really allowed on the island--it's a well-guarded National Park--the few voyagers who make the trek are all about the world class diving offshore.

Hammerhead sharks, white tip sharks, eagle rays and the occasional whale shark populate this part of the Pacific and with the area's frequently good visibility, you should have no trouble scoping them. The only thing to be wary of are your fellow divers: Even 300 miles from a dive shop, you know there's gonna be at least one guy prattling on with a bunch of tall tales.

[Photo: jonrawlinson]

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WTF is Pantelleria

Where: Italy
May 24, 2007 at 9:42 AM | by | Comments (3)

Welcome to Where To Find, our growing guide to those little-known places that never seem to show up on the travel radar--until now. We're not saying they're undiscovered, but you may need to look 'em up on our WTF Map.

Floating in the Mediterranean, Pantelleria is a rocky island closer to Africa than Italy. It's technically in Sicily--which some might claim barely makes it part of Italy anyway. You can get there by boat or by air from Trapani, on the western edge of Sicily.

But what to do once you're there? You'll want to check out the dammusi, classic stone houses built low to the ground to fight off the heat of the Mediterranean sun. If you want to go native, try renting one for your stay. (You'll probably need to speak--or know a friend who speaks!--some Italian to do this.)

After checking in and taking a dip in your pool, strap on the hiking boots. Pantelleria is volcanic to its core, which means you'll find photography friendly scenery and lots of nice trails to conquer. The nature preserve on the interior of the island is your best bet for scoping flora and fauna, while the Mirror of Venus lake is perfect for a soak after a long day. After that, all that's left to do is pop open a bottle of passito and enjoy the sunset.

[Photo: pandemia]

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