GO THERE! …and bring a flashlight!




















El Panteon de Belen is an historical cemetery built in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1848. Though it closed in 1896, it remains open to the public as one of the most incessantly haunted cemeteries in the world.  So, of course the best time to be there is for the special nighttime tour.

The most popular day of the year?

Hallo-what? No, silly!

November 2, Mexico’s Day of the Dead!


It’s Halloween season, so it’s time to get to know some of the more spooky, scary and downright creepy destinations in the world, starting with Portugal’s Capela dos Ossos, or Chapel of Bones.

This 16th Century chapel is stacked wall to wall with human bone remnants from the once overcrowded cemeteries, with the intention of embracing death as an ephemeral and joyous spiritual transition. But really, it just ended up being super creepy. The inscription at the door: Nós ossos que aqui estamos pelos vossos esperamos (“We bones, lying here, for yours we wait.”) Makes us go all prinkly!!


Is your job physically demanding? Are you suffering from any sort of chronic physical pain? Do yourself a favor: Hop over to Iceland (gingerly) and relax in the 100°F geothermal seawater pools at the Blue Lagoon Resort. Then drop us a thank you note for telling you about it.


The colorful and inviting Manarola is one of five towns that make up the region of Cinque Terre on the rugged coast of the Italian Riviera, an area known to bring tears to Marco’s eyes… mostly because he’s afraid of heights.


The Dinosphere is just one of fourteen awesome exhibits at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the largest museum for children in the world!













That’s right, goats in Morocco can climb trees. And they appear to enjoy it. What more do you need to know?


Teddy Roosevelt declared Devil’s Tower in Wyoming the first National Monument of the United States, today in 1906. There you go. Something good happened in 1906.


Underneath the surface in Southeast London lies the Chislehurst Caves, over 22 miles of man-made caves with over 4000 years of history.

Did you know you can get a FREE Team Marco Polo, London ebook just by clicking that “Like” button down there?

GO THERE! Great art in Florence: FREE

Our two favorite things: Florence and FREE! Great tips on free art you can see in Florence. Now’s a great time to go. Heck with the kids. How many soccer games can a parent see? Leave ’em with Grandma and head East to the Old Country while the tourists are few and the gustatory pleasures are many!

photo: BBC



When Marco has time to hone his skateboarding skills, he goes to Black Pearl Skate Park on the Cayman Islands.

Then he spends a few days at the local hospital, where everyone knows his name.

Previous Older Entries Next Newer Entries