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Living the city life can be so exhausting. There's constant noise, people everywhere, and frankly, it's a lot of work. That's what makes country getaways so splendid. Whether it's on top of a mountain, on the beach, or in the woods, returning to nature is a spiritually cleansing thing. So when I saw this unusual tiny home, I knew I had to write about it.

I remember back in middle school Geography class how daunting of a task it was to memorize all the countries around the world. Well, I've been out of middle school for a few years (don't ask how long because I won't tell you) and it never ceases to amaze me how different the world is now than it was back then. Even if you are in your teens or early twenties, you may not have heard of some of the secret countries on this list. With that being said, below are 5 countries you've probably never heard about:

Beaches are some of the most popular places to go to for vacation. And, why wouldn't they be? They're beautiful, relaxing and a great place to people watch (if you're into that). They can also be a lot of fun if you like to surf, boogie board, play beach volleyball, fly kites and look for interesting sea critters and shells. But, some beaches are pretty bizarre. Below are 5:

Most islands originate via natural occurrences. Volcanic islands form when an oceanic volcano erupts, spewing molten lava that is hardened by the cool water. Over time, the lava builds up, forming an island. A prime example of a volcanic islands are the Hawaiian Islands. Continental islands form along the continental shelf of a continent. Examples of continental islands are Britain, Ireland and Taiwan. And, some tropical islands formed from coral reefs are Maldives, Tonga and Samoa.

Finally, after a long Winter, warm Summer weather is here! And, warm Summer weather means it's the perfect time to hike in the Coastal Mountains near Vancouver, BC. One of the things that makes Vancouver such an awesome place to live or visit is the fact that numerous, beautiful hiking trails are just a short car trip away.

This falls into the category, "Things that are too strange to be true, but are."

Nature, and all of its odd features and phenomenon, is what compels us to do the work that we do. We protect the world we play in by planting 10 trees for each item purchased in our store. When we heard about this strange lake in Oregon, we had to know more.

Lost Lake in Mt. Hood National Forest might possibly be the strangest lake in the United States. It fills up every Winter, during Oregon's rainy season, and then slowly dries up during the drier months of Summer. The reason for its yearly demise is quite simple. There's a hole in the lake. But, how did it get there and how does the lake ever fill up if there's a hole at the bottom?


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