Going on a cruise is a popular option for a vacation. Some cruises last for a week others almost a month. Being on a cruise is living a lavish life at sea, while making stops at different countries all over the world. A cruise can be for a couple looking for a family getaway or for a family looking to create memories. While most people think about all the fun a cruise is, they fail to realize the dangers of being at sea. Infection outbreaks is a reality and has been happening more often as the years go by. Diseases like E Coli, Swine Flu, Shigella, Cyclospora, and the most common Norovirus can easily find there way on a cruise ship infecting the crew and the passengers.
Crown Princess April 2014 In April 2014 the Crown Princess cruise was one of two cruise ships to be infected. The cruise was a weeklong voyage along the coast of Southern California and Mexico that experienced an outbreak of norovirus. The Crown Princess pulled into port in San Diego with more than 100 passengers and crew ill with the gastrointestinal bug. Only 11 passengers choose to disembark, the rest of the passengers continued the scheduled itinerary.
Going to a water park is fun for kids and adults. Water parks are popular all over the world. They provide a fun and active way to cool down. Most water parks are outside but some are indoor, but what makes a water park worth visiting are the rides. If you’re like me you seek thrills and riding the wildest, most extreme water park rides is the only way to satisfy that urge. If you aren’t afraid of heights, the sight of loops and twists excite you and you have an unquenchable thirst for speed, than this list is for you.
Snake River Falls Cedar Point is an amusement park located on a Lake Erie peninsula in Sandusky, Ohio. It opened in 1870, and is the second oldest operating amusement park in the United States. Cedar Point also is the home of Snake River Falls, a shoot-the chute style water slide. The ride made its debut in 1993. It opened as the tallest and fastest water ride in the world with a drop of 80 feet and speed of 40 mph.
Australia is like the world’s back yard. There is so much to do it’s hard to plan a short vacation there. Located in the southern hemisphere the seasons are reversed. June through August are the winter months in Australia. It’s a great place full of life and culture. Australia has a little something for everyone. It has a reputation for being rough and rugged which attracts all types of adventurous people. Australia also has less rigorous activities for those who like to take it easy like sight seeing tours and world class dining experiences. If you find yourself overwhelmed with the many options presented to you take a look at this list of must do activities while in Australia.
Gambling has a stigma of being dangerous and addictive. That can be true at times, but its so fun. Gambling is a million dollar industry, so it can’t be boring. Walking into a casino ignites the senses. The smell of alcohol and cigar smoke, the sight of the flashing “jackpot” lights, the feeling of a stack of chips in your hands makes you wan to try your luck. It sucks when you lose but at least you have a story to tell. One thing that makes gambling fun is where you choose to gamble. All over the world different cities have different gambling rules and regulations. Some are very strict, while others are super relaxed. This list will tell you where the best gambling cities in the world are.
Scuba diving has become one of the greatest and most enjoyed water activities in the world. People are learning how to scuba dive almost on a daily basis. With the increase of interest in scuba diving, finding the right diving destination has been a priority for new and experienced scuba divers. This list has some of the most beautiful and exotic diving destinations.
The Red Sea, Egypt
The Red Sea has hundreds of miles of coral, a wealth of sea life, and crystal-clear waters. It is one of the best dive destinations on the planet. The water is warm, reaching 75 to 82 degrees, with great visibility, and availability of excellent instructors make this a good spot to learn how to dive. Most scuba activity here is based out of Dahab, Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Safaga, and Sharm El-Sheikh.
Everybody loves waterfalls. They are so magnificent and strong they can always take our breaths away. No wonder they are considered to be natural wonders on Earth. With such great strength, waterfalls stand proudly above us, letting us look at them and enjoy a few moments of true wonder. These waterfalls are the most overwhelming, the most stunning and the most breathtaking waterfalls on Earth.
Castles are monuments of some older times of which we often think as- beautiful times. They remind us of fairy tales, princes and princesses who dance endlessly to the soft sounds of classical tunes… It seems like memories of other people are written into the walls of old castles and we cannot stop wondering- how was the life for them in that castle? What were their daily routines? Were they really that noble or is it just what we were taught to think? Whatever the case is, castles will always be fascinating.
Why would you want to be in Colorado in September? Everyone says “You have to go to Colorado for Christmas and New Years or for the beautiful summer.” Let me tell you that I’ve been living in Colorado for the last 10 consecutive winter seasons and I usually travel for the entire summer or at least the spring and falls. However, being here this September, I can assure you that there is a reason why locals say that September is their favorite month. Here is a list of reasons why: