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...
  There's a sense of power in doing a dangerous activity. While most of us live boring lives, tied to a desk and with 9 to 5 jobs, others do extreme sports for the adrenaline rush and because they want to feel like they are alive. They dare, which is the main difference between an adventurer and a normal person. It...
  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...
  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...
  There are multiple benefits to traveling, from improving our understanding of other cultures to allowing us to try those amazing foods we’ve heard so much about. For many of us, travel equals adventure, and we want to take part in certain activities that will manage to raise our adrenaline level. While this can be very fun, and no one...
  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...
  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...
  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...
  Travelling is all fun and games until you realize you are breaking the law. Unfortunately, the downside of visiting the world is that each country or region comes with its own rules and customs, which means there is a slight chance to do something considered illegal or rude. Thus, you should take your time and read about the place...
  Choosing where to get your first or next tattoo is not as easy as, say, finding the right men’s cologne. Some people believe that you don’t have to think about what and where you’ll get it because, when the time is right, the idea will simply come to you and you’ll know it’s what you want right away. However,...