myTakes: Travel & Leisure

Hannah591

A Brit's First Experiences of America

I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to visit Florida in October of last year for a relative's wedding. My parents had never been on a plane and the last time I went on a plane was for an hour and a half flight to...

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EnglishArtsteacher

What's My State Like? My Take On Ohio.

Inspired by every other person on GAG doing this trend, I'm here to do my own version. I'm a lifelong resident in the city of Hamilton, in the state of Ohio(in the United States of America). Even when I was in college, I...

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JimRSmith

Tips for an Enjoyable First Visit to Japan

These are things I either learned before we went, got told by other people, or wish I'd known before we went. In no particular order, here we are... 1. Money matters People who tend to rely on cards are going to have to...

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Massageman

7 Things to Know so that YOU can Conquer Your Fear of Flying!

THE CLINICAL VIEWPOINT - - - - This is a follow-up to my previous Take on Coping with Long FlIghts, responding to those who requested it and who have problems coping with ANY kind of flight. I hope this helps. The...

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smahala1991

Christmas in Dixie: Fun and Festive Southern Holiday Destinations

The Southeast is one of the best places in the US to spend Christmas due to its warmer climate and less likeliness of Snow. It's also home to some of the prettiest light shows, festive events, and holly jolly holiday fun...

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Massageman

5 Simple Steps to Survive Long Plane Flights!

So you MUST take that five-hour long haul flight to get from that meeting to see Aunt Bessie for the holidays ? And you are dreading the day - - - three hours early for security, is my bag 49 or 51 pounds, TSA gropers...

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smahala1991

What's My State Like part 2: A musical journey through North Carolina (Festivals, Food, and fun)

In part one I gave some general facts about NC and it's cities. Now let's look at some Cackalacy food and fun! As you scroll through feel free to listen to the songs! North Carolina Festivals Mayberry Days Mount Airy...

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hammeronfire

What is Your State Like? A Comedic Take on Illinois

Inpsired by @pink2000 for her take on Oklahoma, i have decided to share my comedic take on the state of Illinois Illinois is basically split up into two parts in my opinion, and those parts are Chicago, and not Chicago....

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smahala1991

What's My State Like? My Take on North Carolina

Inspired by @pink2000's take on Oklahoma North Carolina is one of the 13 original Colonies. The first English colony in America was located on Roanoke Island. Walter Raleigh founded it. The colony mysteriously vanished...

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acooke-13

Inside England From an Insider

Hey guys! This is my first MyTake...So be gentle! Ok, here's what England is really like! 1. Not everyone is obsessed with the Queen/Royal Family. Not sure why everyone thinks we all bum the Royals, there are literally...

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Pink2000

What is Your State Like? My Take on Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Many people are shocked when I tell them I am from Oklahoma. They always assume I’m from California for some reason haha. Even though, I do travel there a lot. I’ll be focusing on Oklahoma City because that’s...

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EnglishArtsteacher

Back by Popular Demand: Ten More Frightening Movie Scenes

On Halloween, I released a list of ten movie scary movies scenes which probably had people wetting their pants as they watched them. Because of the popularity of that MyTake, and because people wanted more, I'm now...

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ZeussLightningBolt

Seven Misconceptions About California

1. It's Not Just Beaches & Cities I put this one first, as this is by far the most common misconception, and as a geographer, it is one that absolutely drives me nuts. To all those people who think every Californian owns...

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curiousnorway

The Scandinavian Languages

Have you ever wondered on what some of the differences between the Scandinavian languages are, how Norwegian works and why Norway have two written languages? Here's another take in my Norwegian-series on GAG. The...

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ZeussLightningBolt

The Once Great Soviet Union

As a geographer, I am both happy and saddened by the breakup of the Soviet Union. Happy, because we lost one nation but gained 14 new ones. Saddened, because the Soviet Union was one of the most interesting and culturally...

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carrayville

Kenya Safari - Great Location For Anniversary Trip

The anniversary is a great reason to celebrate your love and should to plan a Kenya Safari and it is important to celebrate your marriage and its success with the rate of divorces these days. The trip can be planned well...

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yucychan

Why I Fell In Love With Solo Traveling

Ten years ago, when I’m still in my 20s, if someone asked me to travel alone by myself to a foreign land, I would have said no immediately and throw that idea out of the window. Now that, I’ve travelled solo by myself, I...

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Sososinaxoxo

Super readers unite! Don't like to read? Let me change your mind.

I'm going to rest on politics and take a break! Today I'm going to talk about my own addition! BOOKS I love to read. I have been reading since I was very young. When I lived with my grandma. I had a ton of books at least...

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carrayville

How to Travel to Europe on a College Student’s Budget

So you want to travel to Europe but you have a college student’s budget? Listen, I’ve been in your shoes before; take comfort in this: Yes, it is possible to travel to Europe even when you’re a poor college student. It...

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JimRSmith

Why Provincial Hungary is my Happy Place

Language "The difficulty and subtlety of the Magyar language has always excluded outsiders from Hungarian literature in the original, prompting the poet Gyula Ilyes to write "The Hungarian language is at one and the same...

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Synesthesia256

Where to Visit in Turkey!

This is my first myTake, so be kind with me. (: I will start with its costs and will proceed to where to visit. Enjoy myTake. I am ready to answer your questions about Turkey. You can ask everything. :) 1.) Cost Turkey is...

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smahala1991

The Coaster Wars of 2019: Six Rollercoasters coming to North America in 2019

Every year it seems like Amusement Parks try to outdo each other by seeing who can build the fastest, tallest, most adrenaline-pumping rollercoaster that they can. 2019 is surely going to be an interesting year for roller...

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dianasteve

Ideas for Turning Your House into a Home

Turning a house into an emotion, in which you have the feeling of warmth and togetherness, is an art, and requires proper planning and outlining a strategy that would be effective for making your home a ‘Sweet Home’!...

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RedRobin

6 Of The Best (And Cheapest) Places To Visit Around The World

Havana, Cuba The capital city of Cuba has been a popular tourist destination even long before certain travel restrictions was lifted. The city’s history has created a very authentically distinct feel in terms of culture...

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ZeussLightningBolt

12 Hidden Wonders of Sin City

Las Vegas is a city that's known the world over for it's casinos, neon lights and wild parties. To people like myself who prefer more traditional and historic cities, Vegas may seem nothing more than an over...

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Whatthefluff

The One Place You Should Go in Boston

If you ever happen to visit Boston, this is the one place you should go. The Museum of Fine Arts. I just went there today and it was amazing. Even if you're not into art, you still won't regret going to this museum. They...

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ZeussLightningBolt

Which Continent Has The Most Interesting Wildlife

7. Antarctica This one should come as no surprise. When it comes to wildlife, Antarctica doesn't have a whole lot to offer, unless you like penguins, but even those can be found in other places. Antarctica's wildlife is...

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JimRSmith

Off Beat Tourism - Belarus, Europe's Last Dictatorship

I had the opportunity to visit Belarus earlier this summer, and a lot of people have asked me why I did this... I'd always been vaguely curious about the place, as it's one of the least visited countries in Europe. I had...

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Sorgulayan_birey

11 of The Most Magnificent Historical Places and Natural Beauties of Anatolia

The place where Anatolian civilization is born, the home of magnificent civilizations and a bridge across Europe and Asia 1. Ephesus Antique City (─░zmir) The foundation date is 6000 years BC. Located in Izmir, Ephesus is...

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Jjpayne

How I Spent my Summer Vacation

Whenever I think about Summer Vacation's I always think about Tiny Toons: How I Spent my Summer Vacation https://archive.org/details/TINYTOONHOWISPENTMYVACATIONVHS Which makes me think of family road trips, staying with...

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ZeussLightningBolt

14 Bizarre Villages That Actually Exist

As I have learned over the years, there are a lot of strange things in this world. Some so strange that you have to see them for yourself to believe them. Throughout my years of researching foreign lands, I have come...

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Anonymous

My Experience with Skydiving from Beginning to End

Ever since I was a kid I have been an adrenaline junkie. My parents say I get it from my grandpa who also loved a good rush of adrenaline before he passed from cancer. My parents hated that about my grandpa and they still...

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Fitness-Fanatic

Romantic Escapade: 8 Of The World's Most Beautiful Destinations

Things To Do At Some Of The World's Most Beautiful Destinations 1) Little Venice - Colmar, France Take a gondolier ride around the Little Venice district, where the canals flow through the streets with willow trees...

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EnglishArtsteacher

The Best Part for Each of the 50 States in the United States of America

As a Celebration for my 50th MyTake, I decided to do a fun take which involves all 50 states in the USA. For each state, I am going to write one aspect I like, or want to see for each state. Given I've only been to twelve...

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AbdKilani

Jordan , nope not Micheal..

Almost everyone knows the name of Jordan , but the basket ball player , they mostly don't know that there is a great country in the middle east named Jordan . I will introduce you to it , and i hope you visit it one day :...

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CoffeeWC

Tips for Touring Spain

Walking Public Transportation Siesta Smoking Soccer I hope this was helpful for you who are visiting Spain. Have a good trip!

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AbdKilani

How to Survive Working Abroad

Today I will share many tips to help out with this topic. My experience, I have worked in two different countries: - Kurdistan, Iraq: they speak Kurdish, which I don't know anything of . - Saudi Arabia: It is one of the...

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Sorgulayan_birey

10 Interesting Facts About Istanbul

1. The population of Istanbul is 15 million. The population of Istanbul is more than 130 countries, including Greece, Portugal, Sweden, Tunisia and Austria. 2. When Fatih Sultan Mehmet conquered Istanbul, America,...

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Anonymous

When you Think of American Samoa, What is the First Thing That Comes to Your Mind?

On June 7th, 1900, American Samoa became the third inhabited United States Territory due to the Deed of Cession. I've never been to American Samoa, and quite frankly, most people haven't, but when I think of American...

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smahala1991

Place Your Bets: Stephen reviews Harrah's Cherokee Casino (Cherokee Indian Reservation, North Carolina)

In the Blue Ridge/Great Smoky Mountains region of North Carolina on the Cherokee Indian Reservation lies a strange sight for North Carolina. A Casino resort that can rival Las Vegas, Reno or Atlantic City. This casino is...

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