Holland's Keukenhof Gardens—the Largest Flower Garden in the World—Is the Perfect Spring Destination

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Spring is in full bloom, and people are visiting flower gardens around the world to enjoy the season's bounty while it's still here. One of the most famous of these attractions is Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands, and as Country Living reports, it's only open for a brief window in 2019.

Keukenhof Gardens is the largest flower garden on Earth. Located in Holland, just a 45-minute train ride from Amsterdam, it contains 800 varieties of the tulips the region is famous for. The site is also populated with beds of hyacinths, daffodils, roses, and irises. More than 7 million flowers bloom each spring across the 32 hectares of land, making Keukenhof a bucket-list destination for botanical enthusiasts.

As with the spring season, the gardens' run each year is fleeting: After opening for 2019 on March 21, Keukenhof will close to the public on May 19. But it's not too late for anyone wishing to catch the tail-end of tulip season. Adult tickets are available for $19 online, and the attraction is still open daily between 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Holland isn't the only place that's famous for its flowers. A farm in west Michigan boasts an giant lavender labyrinth, and Japan’s Ashikaga Flower Park is famous for it's enchanting wisteria tunnels.

Flower garden in Holland.
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Flower garden in Holland.
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Tulips in garden.
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Flower garden in Holland.
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[h/t Country Living]

Wayfair’s Fourth of July Clearance Sale Takes Up to 60 Percent Off Grills and Outdoor Furniture

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Wayfair/Weber

This Fourth of July, Wayfair is making sure you can turn your backyard into an oasis while keeping your bank account intact with a clearance sale that features savings of up to 60 percent on essentials like chairs, hammocks, games, and grills. Take a look at some of the highlights below.

Outdoor Furniture

Brisbane bench from Wayfair
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- Jericho 9-Foot Market Umbrella $92 (Save 15 percent)
- Woodstock Patio Chairs (Set of Two) $310 (Save 54 percent)
- Brisbane Wooden Storage Bench $243 (Save 62 percent)
- Kordell Nine-Piece Rattan Sectional Seating Group with Cushions $1800 (Save 27 percent)
- Nelsonville 12-Piece Multiple Chairs Seating Group $1860 (Save 56 percent)
- Collingswood Three-Piece Seating Group with Cushions $410 (Save 33 percent)

Grills and Accessories

Dyna-Glo electric smoker.
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- Spirit® II E-310 Gas Grill $479 (Save 17 percent)
- Portable Three-Burner Propane Gas Grill $104 (Save 20 percent)
- Digital Bluetooth Electric Smoker $224 (Save 25 percent)
- Cuisinart Grilling Tool Set $38 (Save 5 percent)

Outdoor games

American flag cornhole game.
GoSports

- American Flag Cornhole Board $57 (Save 19 percent)
- Giant Four in a Row Game $30 (Save 6 percent)
- Giant Jenga Game $119 (Save 30 percent)

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The Worst Drivers In America Live in These 15 States

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No matter how many times you've been cut off on a road trip, anecdotal evidence alone can't prove that a certain state's drivers are worse than yours. For that, you need statistics. The personal finance company SmartAsset compiled data related to bad driving behaviors to create this list of the 15 states in America with the worst drivers.

This ranking is based on four metrics: the number of fatalities per 100 million miles driven in each state, DUI arrests per 1000 drivers, the percentage of uninsured drivers, and how often residents Google the terms “speeding ticket” or “traffic ticket.”

Mississippi ranks worst overall, with the second-highest number of fatalities and the second lowest percentage of insured drivers. This marked the third year in a row Mississippi claimed the bottom slot in SmartAsset's worst driver's list. This year, it's followed by Nevada in second place and Tennessee in third. You can check out the worst offenders in the country in the list below.

Some motorists may be more interested in avoiding the cities plagued by bad driving than the states. These two categories don't always align: Oregon, which didn't crack the top 10 states with the worst drivers, is home to Portland, the city with the worst drivers according to one quote comparison site. After reading through the list of states, compare it to the cities with the worst drivers in America here.

  1. Mississippi
  1. Nevada
  1. Tennessee
  1. Florida
  1. California
  1. Arizona
  1. South Carolina (Tie)
  1. Texas (Tie)
  1. New Mexico
  1. Alaska
  1. Louisiana
  1. Alabama
  1. Oregon
  1. Arkansas
  1. Colorado