Do you think you know the world around you? Which country has received the most Michelin stars? Where is the legendary Holy Grail? As the world reopens, now is the perfect time to learn some exciting travel trivia and inspire your next trip.
Japan, 1st Michelin Star
Tokyo has more Michelin-starred restaurants (226) than any other city in the world, and 11 of them boast 3-stars. There are a total of 668 Michelin-starred restaurants in Japan, with Osaka and Kyoto occupying third and fourth places on the Michelin star list, behind Paris.
Comic Con started in San Diego.
Comic Con, the world-famous comics convention, kicked off in San Diego. Started in 1970, only 100 people attended. Today, more than 130,000 people attend Comic-Con every year, and conventions are held in cities around the world.
Valencia is the home of the Holy Grail
While hundreds are vying for the home of the Holy Grail, Valencia takes first place on the Vatican-recognized list. Spain’s third city is one of the world’s eight holiest sites and is the ‘City of the Holy Grail’ where two popes held Mass in Valencia with the chalice. One of mankind’s most sought-after treasures, the Holy Grail is believed to be the cup used by Jesus Christ at the Last Supper.
The Everglades is the only place in the world where crocodiles and crocodiles live together.
One of the most unique ecosystems in the world, Florida’s Everglades National Park is home to more than 200 different species of birds, manatees and dolphins, and is the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles coexist.
The Statue of Liberty can be entered inside this California cave.
Discovered by miners in 1851, Yosemite’s Tuolumne County Moan Cave has the largest single cave chamber in California and is large enough to house the entire Statue of Liberty. The Spiral Chamber Tour takes visitors to the marble deposits of the 165-foot Calaveras Formation.
Pittsburgh has one of the steepest streets in America.
Contrary to popular belief, Canton Avenue in Pittsburgh’s Beachview neighborhood holds the title of officially recorded steepest public road in the United States.
Denver, Colorado has more live music venues than Austin, Texas.
Denver, the capital of Colorado, has more live music venues than Austin, Texas. This city alone buys more secondary market tickets than anywhere else in the world.
Greater Palm Springs is home to the world’s largest revolving tram car.
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway operates the world’s largest revolving tramway, and an 8-minute climb from the desert floor to the mountain station is one of the steepest climbs in the world.
The only vineyard in the world accessible only by boat
the islands of tahiti It is home to one of the first vineyards in the South Pacific. The world-exclusive Vin de Tahiti is produced by Domaine Dominique Auroy, which grows vines on Rangiroa Atoll and is one of the unique vineyards accessible only by boat.
West Hollywood: The Origins of the Go-Go Dancer
West Hollywood’s vibrant and progressive culture has resulted in monumental changes in music and entertainment. It is also the site of the invention of go-go dancers, a common sight in dance clubs. In particular, the infamous and still operating Whiskey Go Go club introduced this form of entertainment to the world.
Sacramento originates from underground
The original city of Sacremnto is actually underground. In 1862, Sacramento was devastated by a massive storm, which later became the worst flooding in California history. Most have left, but many locals have persevered and stayed behind to work on raising the streets (literally). This created an underground space and a passage more than nine feet underground.
Yosemite sparked the idea of a national park.
On June 30, 1864, 26 years before it became a national park, President Lincoln signed the Yosemite Land Grant to protect Mariposa Grove and Yosemite Valley. This is the first time the government has protected the land with its natural beauty so that people can enjoy it.
Slovenia has vineyards or wineries per 70 people.
Although a small country, Slovenia has a total of 22,300 hectares of vineyards. It has more than 28,000 wineries and produces 80 to 90 million liters of wine annually. This is equivalent to a vineyard or winery per 70 people.
Seattle has more UFO sightings than anywhere else in the country.
Surpassing some of the most famous extraterrestrial destinations such as New Mexico, Area 51 and ‘UFO Highway’, Seattle is said to have witnessed more alien transport than anywhere else in the United States. In total, there were 78.2 sightings per 100,000 people.
California has pink eyes
In summer, California’s Sierra Nevada amazes and delights visitors with its majestic “watermelon eyes.” Pink snow covers the mountains as a result of the microscopic algae, some even say it smells and tastes like watermelon.