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The 10 Most Interesting Travel Facts

Updated: Jul 17, 2023

Travel can be many things: exciting, relaxing, profound, educational, and sometimes, life-changing. It can even be mined blowing. With around 200 countries and more than 7.5 billion people, the world is full of interesting, fun, and fascinating people, places, and things. For instance, the Dragon Breath chili pepper is so hot that it could literally kill you. Mike Smith the inventor of the pepper said it was developed to be an anesthetic that can numb the skin (WoW)! If you are a travel lover or even the occasional traveler I hope these tips and facts will be interesting to you.

Every penny thrown into Rome’s Trevi Fountain is collected every day and donated to a number of charities. In 2016, 1.539,720US dollars were raised and donated to Caritas, a Catholic charity that supports global causes related to health, disaster relief, poverty, and migration.

To make the country unified all of China operates in Beijing time, even though the country covers five-time zones (Zhongyuan, Longshu, Tibet, Kunlun, and Changbai Time Zones).

Focal Utopia by Tournaire is the most expensive headphones in the world at $120,000.

The most Instagrammed destinations in the world for 2019 in Australia for the popular hashtag and geolocations on social media and photogenic beaches and slick coffee spots.

Roughly 64,640 selfies are taken around the world every minute.

In the 60 odd seconds you’ve been reading this article, 56 pieces of luggage have been lost, over 2174 people have arrived in a foreign country, and a quarter of a million dollars has been spent by Americans abroad.

Beer is good for your gut health and Belgium and Germany are the only 2 countries that can claim to best beer country.

Foodies will love Normandy, France Normandy is the perfect place for a cheese vacation and cheese can protect your body from salt.

Studies show that money spent on travel makes you happier than money spent on material goods. Money spent on experiences like traveling is more likely to bring you lasting happiness than money spent on material things.

BONUS: The U.S. is the only developed country in the world without a single legally required paid vacation day or holiday. Austria provides its workers with the most time off and has a legal minimum of 22 paid vacation days and 13 paid public holidays each year. Visit for destination inspirations and follow me on my social media for the latest and greatest for travel tips & hacks.

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