Like most people you’ve probably heard of Chicago, Illinois.
And Atlanta, Georgia.
And Boston, Massachusetts.
But have you ever heard of Ding Dong, Texas?
How about Idiotville, Oregon?
Or perhaps the ever-festive Santa Claus, Indiana?
The relationship between geography and distance can often be a little confusing at first glance.
Actual distances between two locations on the ground are often far different on a map than they appear to be in one’s head.
The U.S. state of Tennessee is a perfect example…
Folks who travel to the United Kingdom for vacation often visit Wales in order to enjoy the amazing natural scenery found there.
But Wales also happens to be home to a village with a very interesting name. In fact, it’s name has made this village a popular tourist destination all by itself! [Read more…]