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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.

8 Terrifying Cruise Ship Movies to Binge This Halloween

The call is coming from the stern.

Cruises and tourist-laden vessels that set sail for open waters have often been marred by controversy, whether they’re bafflingly colliding or they’re infested with bed bugs. And throughout the decades, their portrayal onscreen has often featured dire, unfortunate situations. So, with that in mind, I present to you the best thrillers and horror flicks that showcase stressed-out characters onboard ships.

Look at These Adorable Rescue Animalsand While You’re at It, Donate to These Organizations

Donate to the cause, take a virtual tour, and/or simply look at photos of baby toucans—your choice.

There are many organizations around the world looking out for wildlife conservation, and all of them rely, for the most part, on donations and support from the communities around them. However, just because you can’t get there in person—because, say, it’s in another country you or (*gestures to the global pandemic, generally*)—doesn’t mean you can’t support them. Here are 10 organizations doing good work around the world to protect and rehabilitate animals, and ways that you can help them out right now, from the comfort of your own home.

In a State With So Many National Parks, There’s Still One Corner That’s Under-the-Radar

Go northeast!

With so many other national parks and recreation areas overshadowing it, northeastern Utah is easily overlooked, especially when compared to Southern Utah. But with many of the same features minus the crowds, little-known Vernal is like Moab before it became overrun with tourists. From remarkable hiking, surreal canyons, and amazing arches, to prehistoric digs, whitewater rafting, and legalized cliff jumping, there’s so much to like about this so-called “Dinosaurland.”