“Entertainment from other countries. If you get into TV, movies, music, etc from another country it’s like you open a whole new world of entertainment.”
“Frozen grapes are the best summer snack”
“Your states comptroller or treasury office maintains an “unclaimed property” website where you can enter your name, address, etc, and find various payments/refunds/dividends that never made it to you.
My sister just told me about this and I had a tax escrow refund from 10 yrs ago that never made it to me. After submitting my info and initiating my claim the state mailed me a new check.”
“A night sky that’s not light-polluted. Even if you view it through a telescope there will be light reflected from mist in the air, and heated air will cause the sky to “wobble”. Also, your eyes will not get fully low light adapted either.
That said, you can still get great views of the planets and the moon. Right now both Jupiter and Saturn are very easy to see (Mars and Venus should be too, but I haven’t checked recently), and with 10x or higher binoculars (verified) you can see the four Galilean moons of Jupiter and get a hint of Saturn’s rings. Just see to that you rest the binoculars on something solid, so that it doesn’t shake.
Without light pollution you can easily see the Milky Way, nebulae and galaxies. Not so much in the middle of a city.”
“Free streaming movies and ebooks through library apps”
“Homemade mozzarella cheese.
With a few pieces of equipment that aren’t particularly expensive you can make your own in half an hour. It’s unbelievably delicious when it’s really fresh. And if you stretch it right you can make your own string cheese.”
“The incredible high you get from doing something creative. I’ve experimented with drugs and I’ve drank a lot of alcohol, but none of those things could make me feel as great as I do when I’m able to write a lot (and be happy with what I wrote) within a short amount of time or was finally able to do something on guitar that I was never able to do.”
“The broiler function on your oven. Great for ribs, making s’mores, browning casseroles, toasting bread, crème brûlée, melting/crisping cheese on baked ziti…”
“Their local farmers market. So many people I’ve met have never been and they truly don’t know what they are missing out on from produce to art to protein….so many things that are unique and worth trying and seeing!”
“That drinking lots of water fixes a lot of problems”
“The rest of the world seems to know this, but many Americans do not: the difference between a Hershey’s bar and really good chocolate.”
“Investing in retirement effectively”
“Swimming naked feels amazing! In spas (very common in the Netherlands) or just out in nature.”
“Everyone thinks Luxembourg is a boring place with just banks and law firms and nothing else.
This couldn’t be more wrong and there’s an area called Vianden with a castle and a chairlift which is like a little fairytale land.
The pics on Google do not do it justice, but I lived there and trust me, there is far more to this beautiful country than everyone assumes.”
“Dark. The Netflix series”
“Authentic Mexican tacos.”
“Music that isn’t played on the radio. There’s a boatload of good songs that the normal person has never heard of.”