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9 Places in Australia That Will Terrify You

Forget about stunning beaches and finding Nemo.

Australia is known for its beautiful beaches, colorful marine parks, unique wildlife, and burning hot sun…and you’ll find plenty of all that when you visit. Another common vision of Australia is its dangerous animals and insects. But if you think the scariest things found in Oz are great white sharks, venomous snakes, and massive spiders, think again. There are countless souls trapped in historic buildings, parklands, and underground caverns waiting for their chance to scare the living daylights out of visitors. If you’re up for the thrill, check out these haunted places around Australia (and take a spare pair of undies with you).

10 Farm Stays That Are Ideal for COVID Getaways

Is your ideal vacation waking up to the sound of roosters crowing and plucking meals out of the garden?

Many resorts have planted a garden, and some maybe even flourished it into a farm. But what’s even better is when a full-on working farm—growing fruits and vegetables—lets you stay overnight. From a peach farm in Arizona to a mushroom farm in Wisconsin, here’s where to book your next vacay. Consider this your warning, however: You may be asked to help with farm chores. Although your edible reward is whatever you can fit into your palms, paired with fresh air, lots of social-distancing space, and a mental break from the metropolis.

These Snakes Around the World Will Likely Refuse to Leave My Nightmares

I’m scared!

Snakes: I understand that they are creatures who just want to go about their days. And I also understand that, when left undisturbed, they are not likely to strike. However! That doesn’t mean their extremely slithering scales and the bottomless pits they call eyeballs aren’t objectively creepy, and that the venom coursing through their veins isn’t, well, venom! No offense, snakes! Anyway, we’ve rounded up the most dangerous (poisonous) from around the world, so you’ll know which ones to especially avoid—I mean, you should avoid all of them—because better safe than sorry and know before you go. INSIDER TIPDo not provoke the following in any way, shape, or form.  

7 Airbnb Rentals for Living Out Your Cottagecore Fantasies

We’re no longer just day-dreaming about an ethereal getaway, we’re making it happen.

Quarantine has turned even the busiest into homebodies, so it’s no surprise the latest trend is all about living life simply. If you aren’t familiar with “cottagecore,” the lifestyle trend that’s taken the internet by storm, allow me to give you a brief overview. Cottagecore is all about the return to a life before social media and the 40-hour workweek. It’s one with baking, foraging, and crafting. It’s the picturesque cottage in the woods surrounded by flower gardens and filled with the smell of fresh-baked bread. Rather than just dressing for this ethereal lifestyle you want, make it happen with an escape to a home where you can live it. From cozy escapes to gardens that will leave you feeling like a wood nymph, these Airbnbs are perfect for allowing you to live out your cottagecore fantasies.