Psst! Wanna see some gorgeous building photographs? Go over to Travels in the Middle East and Beyond and look at Vicky Zavros’ pictures of Oman. They’re eye-poppers!
If you still have time after that bliss, check out Atlas Obscura, a bottomless site of information on location. They just published a book, but the web site just keeps updating with new obscure places and their information.
Like this one on Gretna Green, for example. If you read a lot of Regency Romances (I love ’em!), you may wonder why impetuous young couples run off to Gretna Green. This post tells what that’s all about. So now I know!
Another place on the Atlas Obscura site was a place with which I have some distant connection: The Neptune Society Memorial Reef. Charlie and I signed and paid for disposal with the Neptune Society, which originated as a service for burial at sea. Hence, the name. Now, they’re a cremation service, but you can opt to be part of the Memorial Reef. For a price, Ugarte, for a price. So we’re not doing that. But it would be cool!
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: How would your main character prefer his or her body be disposed of or memorialized?