Water slides seem fun and a cool way to spend time with friends and family. Given that there’s no electrical component involved, you suppose there’s no risk, so it’s perfectly safe to go water sliding. Well, the truth is that these type of recreational giants can be hazardous, causing severe injuries and even death. These incidents are not something...
  An unknown tourist destination up until the 1970s, the Maldives archipelago now counts for over 100 amazing resorts. There are over 185 islands of various dimensions, but they don’t gather more than 300,000 inhabitants, although the number of tourists exceeds one million yearly. However, just like any other country in the world, it comes with its own set of...
  One of the booming segments of the tourism industry is what we call adventure tourism. These travelers like taking risks (either real or perceived) and sometimes venture on the other side of the planet for their expeditions. An important component of adventure travel is planning. Gone are the days when explorers jumped in a truck with a map and hoped...
  Whether you drank too much wine in sunny France or finished too many rum bottles in Cuba, getting a hangover while on vacation is not really what you need as a traveler. It can mess with your schedule and there is no reason to lose a precious day of traveling because of yesterday’s drinking mistakes. We know how frustrating...
  Our changing perception of what makes a place seem utterly dangerous is shaped by many factors. One of them is the dramatic media, always thirsty for a juicy story and not telling the truth. However, there's an ounce of truth in every rumor, so it might not be a bad idea to prepare yourself before traveling to a seemingly...
  Also known as “The City of Lights” or “The City of Love,” Paris is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with over 80 million people visiting it each year. According to most of them, the best time to visit Paris would be in spring or early autumn to still enjoy the warm weather and avoid...
  Traveling to Russia isn’t all that dangerous, but you might want to be aware of some things that no foreigner should ever do in the capital of this country. Here are five of some of the most important pieces of advice we can give you.   Don’t take unregistered cabs In general, it’s unwise to get in a taxi that doesn’t...
  Los Angeles is one of the favorite destinations of tourists across the world and The United States, too. We put together a list of five things you might want to avoid doing while in town, though, just to make sure you do not offend anyone and remain safe at all times.   Don’t get too close to the Hollywood sign Although it...
  Because the market is in constant change and comparing the car rental agencies often means looking at different things that each of them provides, it’s hard to pinpoint which one is the worst car rental agency. However, we decided on five of them that are probably equally bad and you should avoid.   Dollar/Thrifty Car Rental We’re starting this list strong, with...
  Although you might enjoy traveling because you get the chance to experience the thrills of hazardous sports, there are some activities that you should simply avoid while visiting new cities and/or countries. The reason for this has to do with the fact that you might put your life in danger and that most travel insurances do not cover the price...