The Coolest Stuff on the Planet
The Coolest Stuff on the Planet takes you around the world to see stunning sites. Learn about the Coolest Stuff on the Planet in these blog posts.
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A Musician's Guide to Nashville
by Kathryn Whitbourne | Oct 8, 2012
As we noted on our last podcast, Nashville has far more to offer than country music, and we've put together a list of places you might want to check out when you visit, courtesy of Sarah's friend Matthew Perryman Jones. He lives in Nashville and just[...] See more »
Robben Island Revisited
by Kathryn Whitbourne | Sep 25, 2012
When my friends and I decided to visit South Africa, the one thing I wanted to make sure I saw was Robben Island.  For most of my life I'd looked up to Nelson Mandela – I even took part in an anti-apartheid demonstration back in college – so I really[...] See more »
Canada's Narrowest Street
by Kathryn Whitbourne | Sep 17, 2012
One of the quirky things we learned doing this During the Gold Rush time in the mid-1800s half of Victoria's population was Chinese and it has the oldest Chinatown in Canada.  By the time, I visited Victoria a few years ago, it seemed that I was loo[...] See more »
An Insider's Look at Curacao
by Kathryn Whitbourne | Sep 10, 2012
Our recent podcast on Curacao received a lot of help from my friend Dennis who has lived on the island all his life.  I could not include all his suggestions in the time we had, here are the rest of his stellar recommendations for your Curacao visit:[...] See more »
Viva Vermont
by Kathryn Whitbourne | Sep 6, 2012
The original idea for this episode came from two competing ideas.  We thought about devoting a podcast to touring ice cream factories but wasn't sure how interesting that would be visually.  We also wanted to cover Vermont at some point, possibly in [...] See more »
Cumberland Island Reeled Us In
by Kathryn Whitbourne | Aug 20, 2012
Our producer Casey had a memorable visit to Cumberland Island as a kid.  And not in a good way.  He recalled high heat and sand flies and mosquitoes sucking out his life as he camped there. On the other hand, one of our Facebook followers posted that[...] See more »
Crabcakes and Maryland
by Kathryn Whitbourne | Aug 13, 2012
St Michaels was not a place I was familiar with before doing this If you're a fan of that tasty food, you may know they were invented back in Colonial times as a good way to stretch crab meat into a meal by adding breadcrumbs and spices, shaping the[...] See more »
Hunting Moonbows
by Amanda Arnold | Aug 8, 2012
Yep, the moon can create a pretty bow of color, too -- as long as conditions are right. Here's the recipe: One, the moon needs to be full and the sky completely clear and dark. Two, there must be good deal of water vapor in the air through which the [...] See more »
Cute Animal Friday: Hedgehog
by Amanda Arnold | Aug 3, 2012
In 2005, a And who wouldn't want a hedgehog in their yard? It eats pesky things like snakes and small rodents. Plus, Here's one unfolding itself after a long nap: Follow Coolest Stuff on Twitter at See more »
Ghost Towns of the American West
by Sarah Gleim | Jul 30, 2012
I mentioned in our And there was nothing certain about living in the Old West. Definitely not the prospect of striking rich; not even the livelihood of the town could be guaranteed. Because when the mines dried up (and they did), these towns soon fo[...] See more »
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