Fun Facts from Travel Destinations Around the World

by Janis on October 25, 2014

Did you know that when the Space Needle was built in 1962 for the Seattle World’s Fair, it was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River?
Seattle, WashingtonYou can learn 41 other interesting facts about Seattle in this post.

We like to research and write “Fun Facts” posts on a given destination for three reasons:

1) To Research a Destination in Preparation for a Visit

The more you know about a destination before you go, the more fun we have there. Researching gives you context on a given destination, and the highlights of things to do and see.  We find this particularly useful when we are visiting a new destination via a cruise ship. With limited time in port to explore, the advance research allows us to focus on what interests us most in a given destination.

2) To Recall Fun Facts After Visiting a Destination

You often learn a lot of information about a destination from tour guides or other locals. Writing these fun facts down helps you keep them top of mind long after your trip.  It’s fun to go back and review the details of a place.

3) Fun Facts are Terrific for Trivia or Cocktail Party Sound Bites

Which state is the United States’ northernmost, westernmost and easternmost state? You can learn the answer by reading this fun facts post. We enjoy learning interesting sound bites about a destination.

Since the fun facts posts are popular on the blog, we thought that we would create a master list of all of them here, categorized by region of the world.

Here is the Master List of Fun Facts posts

Asia, Australia, New Zealand, India, South Pacific 

The Caribbean and Mexico  


The USA 



On which destination would you like to learn ‘fun facts’? Please share in comments below. 

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