With the world population being in the billions, you would think that every corner of the earth would be covered by people. It is hard to imagine that their are some towns and small cities that have no one to occupy them. They’re called ghost towns. Towns become abandoned for multiple reasons. It could be due to a radiation from a near by nuclear plant, or a lack of resources. Whatever the reason is there are a few ghost towns in America with a story to tell. Here are some of the most known ghost towns in the country.
Most people go on vacations to relax and unwind. Others go on vacation to explore and go on adventures. These people take life by the horns and aren’t afraid of much, not even death. The earth is like an extreme playground, with much to do and plenty to see. Some of the places and thing you can go and do aren’t what the majority of people are willing to voluntary themselves for. On this list the activities and the places they are doing usually has a margin of sever injury or death. These are some of the most extreme travel adventures.
A Traveling Proposal. One thing most couples love to do together is travel. They create memories together that they can look back on. Some guys take their girls on a special trip to propose to them. What Brett Arnold did was a step up above the rest. When Brett realized that he loved his girlfriend, Amy Linville enough to spend the rest of his life with her he wanted to let her know in a unique and unforgettable way. The two love to travel and Brett took advantage of that fact in his proposal to her. Here is the story of how Brett Arnold and Amy Linville got engaged. Grab a box of tissues you may need it.
A fond memory for a lot of people is going to the beach and walking on the boardwalk. During the summer the boardwalk is teeming with life. Roller bladers zoom past people eating pizza, french fries, and cotton candy while they watch boardwalk performers share their talents. The boardwalk is the perfect place to watch the waves roll with out getting sand all over you. You can enjoy amusement park rides like a Ferris wheel or run into a raging beach party. If you are at a beach location most likely there is a boardwalk. Here are the best 15 boardwalks in the United States.
Atlantic City Boardwalk, New Jersey The Atlantic City boardwalk in New Jersey is one of the most iconic board walk in the world. The city was the inspiration for the Monopoly game. It was brought entertainment to millions via the MTV television show, Jersey Shore. The first wooden planks were laid in Atlantic City in 1870 to curb the amount of sand beachcombers tracked into the train and hotel lobbies. The four-mile boardwalk now serves as a connector to all of the flashy casinos, glitzy hotel towers, cavernous arcade halls, and a neon-lit amusement pier.
Everyone wishes to travel and see the world. Some people make it a life mission to see as much of the world as possible. A lot of people don’t get to go to the places they would like to. Reasons vary from not having the money, to being to busy at work, or not having someone to go on the adventure with. If you would like to create a travel bucket list, but don’t know where to begin, don’t fret, I got you covered. The following is a list of activities and places you can enjoy before you get too old to do them. Some of them are cost efficient and are get up and go adventures, other may take a little planning.
Hiking a Volcano and Walking on a Fried Lava Field in Hawaii Remember all those earth science classes you took about volcanoes and lava rocks while in school? Why not go see the real thing? Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is the perfect place to bring those science textbook photos to life. Not only will you get the chance to drive right up to the caldera, there’s also the opportunity to walk inside the Thurston Lava Tube, no longer an active part of the volcano, that allows you to walk 1/3 mile inside Kilauea where lava once flowed a few hundred years ago. It’s $10 per vehicle that enters the park, or $5 per individual if you enter by foot, bicycle, or motorcycle.
For travelers a camera is an essential item to pack. One of the best things to do when you are traveling is to take a lot of pictures. They serve as memories, and you can share your experiences with friends and family. With the development of the internet, you can upload your pictures to a blog and share them that way. Social media apps like Instagram allow you to share your pictures to millions of people instantly. Get out there are start taking pictures. If you are having a tough time figuring out what to take a picture of, here is a list of the most photographed places in the world you can start with.
Hollywood Walk of Fame In Los Angelas there is almost too many things and people to take pictures of. The only thing that people take more pictures of than the celebrity they may spot are their stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Walk of Fame began in 1960 as a Hollywood marketing tool with filmmaker Stanley Kramer as the first honoree. The walk of fame contains the signatures of thousands of actor, musician, comics, and directs. Tourist make it a mission to find the star of their favorite celebrity and take a picture.
Almost every major tourist city in the world is home to a zoo. The zoo is an attraction for all ages. The zoo provides a chance to see animals you would other wise never see. Considering the zoo you go to and where it is located, you will see different types of animals. Some offer more than a display of various animals. You can see some trained animals perform tricks, you can learn about animal in a seminar, and at some zoo’s you can come face to face with the animals. Here are some of the best zoos in the world.
Wellington Zoo, North Island, New Zealand Wellignton Zoo is New Zealand’s very first zoo and is one of the biggest. Situated on 32 acres Wellington Zoo is home to more than 500 animals and 100 different species many are endangered species native to New Zealand. Other animals including Sumatran Tigers and the miniature Sun Bear, the smallest of the bear species. The zoo is dedicated to quality, sustainable enclosures for its population, which include solar heating and power, and intimate one-on-one encounters with the animals to educate on the importance of natural preservation.
Staying in a hostel can be a great way of traveling. It is a cheap alternative to booking a hotel. It allows you to meet other travelers, and gain unique traveling experiences that they can share with friends and family. However, staying in a hostel can have its downsides too, especially for rookie travelers and visitors who may have grown accustomed to the comforts of staying in a hotel. There are thriller and suspense movies that puts a negative light on hostels and should not be taken too serious. Then there are real situations and stories that have happend in hostel that you should be wary of. Here are some of the worst things that can happen to you at a hostel.
Too Close For Comfort Staying at a hostel most likely means you’ll be sharing a room with other travelers. Getting to know other travelers is awesome, but sometimes it can be a very awkward aquanitance. Privacy is almost non-exsitant, so you may see, hear and smell somethings from your roommate that you could have went the rest of your life without seeing, hearing or smelling. Depending on the roommate situatuion, you may or may not get the rest that you want.
Everyone gets bitten by the travel bug and traveling is encouraged. Some people seem to be able to just get up and go, for others it takes a little more time and preparation. Some people don’t travel at all. The main reason for people not traveling in the lack of money. Though that is a very viable reason not to travel, there are ways to travel for less and sometimes free. You have to be open to try new things and traveling will no longer be an obstacle. Money is not always needed to get what you want. Bartering is still a way to gain things. Here is a list of ways to travel for cheap.
House-Swap or Rent Out Your Home The movie The Holiday, made this option possible. Of course, this requires you to have a house. There are various websites like, homeexchange.com, homexchangevacation.com or homebase-hols.com that provide online classifieds for owners to advertise their house. The length of time for exchanges depends on the needs of the two parties swapping houses. Another alternative for those travellers lucky enough to be property owners is to rent out your home. This also depends on how long you plan on being away. Screen candidates very carefully and thoroughly. This is your home after all.
Game Of Thrones is everyone’s favorite TV show right now. It has action, magic and almost anything you can imagine that would be in a mystical, mid-evil place like Westeros. Fans dream of a trip to Westeros, but unfortunately it’s not a real place. The closest you can get to going to Westeros is by visiting the actual locations the scenes are filmed in the T.V. series. If you want to visit all the filming locations you might want to plan ahead. This won’t be a regular weekend get away. The locations are spread out over Europe but most of them are in Northern Ireland. Here is a list of the real Game of Throne locations.
Winterfell. The Castle Ward estate in Northern Ireland, just south of Belfast, was used as Winterfell’s courtyard. The grounds were used as the campsite of the Lannister army. The best news is the estate is open to the public. The Castle Ward estate wasn’t the only castle used as Winterfell. Doune Castle in Scotland was also used as Winterfell in the very first episode of Game Of Thrones. The distinctive towers that Winterfell is recognized by were created with CGI, meaning you won’t be able to visit those anywhere in the world.