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The Business of American Vacations [Infographic]

Source:
http://www.visualeconomics.com/the-business-of-american-vacations/

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Mad men and mad women, ponds and dragonflies, in Durham, North Carolina.

Source:
http://www.splicetoday.com/writing/archive-fever

Located in the Mikata area of Tokyo, the off-kilter lofts look more like a McDonalds playground than residences meant for elderly adults.

Much like the very popular Nintendo DS game Brain Age, each crazy-looking unit was designed to stimulate the senses far beyond what a typical older person is used to in their daily lives, keeping them nimble.

Source:
http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/12/japanese-reversible-destiny-lofts-cheat-death-by-design/

Three Florida children bought tickets with baby-sitting money and flew to Nashville, Tennessee on Southwest Airlines, unbeknownst to their parents.

Source:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100813/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_kids_flying_alone;_ylt=AmaUiJPp6eT1.JFjYibzUo3tiBIF;_ylu=X3oDMTJwb3VpODN2BGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwODEzL3VzX29kZF9raWRzX2ZseWluZ19hbG9uZQRjcG9zAzIEcG9zAzUEc2VjA3luX3RvcF9zdG9ye

The undersea river, up to 115 feet deep in places, carries a volume of water 10 times greater than Europe’s biggest river, the Rhine.

Source:
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/08/sixth-largest-river-discovered-under-black-sea.php

Getting drunk at a bar in New York City will cost you big bucks if youre not careful.

On average, a martini in Manhattan (or a Manhattan Iced Tea if you wish) will run from $10 to $14 bucks. Since we know you wont have just one, prepare to spend a fatty wad of cash on booze, say $100 per night. Sound good? Hell no. OTP is here to help you out.

Source:
http://offtrackplanet.com/backpacking-guide-to-new-york/best-nyc-bars-on-a-backpackers-budget/