While some flip the pages of glossy travel catalogs in search for brilliance and sunshine, others scour the world looking for urban decay and descend into its murky dimension. The funny thing is that what the latter do can totally change your perception of things that are normally considered useless and ugly.
There’s a recognized anxiety disorder brought about by the abnormal and persistent fear of crossing bridges – gephyrophobia. But when a row of rotting wooden planks, held aloft by frayed ropes and rusty wires, stretches out in front of you, even the sanest may take a step back. From sky-high concrete walkways to rickety rope bridges, have a look at some of the scariest foot crossings around the world.
TripAdvisor has just named the world’s best beach, drawing on feedback from travelers over the last 12 months. The community has chosen Rabbit Beach on Sicily’s satellite island, Lampedusa, as the most desired spot on Earth to unwind on sand and soak up the sun. As part of the vote, “best hotels” and “best hotels for romance” have also been awarded.
One man’s thrill is another man’s horror, especially when it comes to movie tastes … and heights. While some specifically put “the highest”, “the tallest” and “the most exposed” on their travel radars, others can’t even think of an ascent without vertigo and nausea. If you don’t have a head for heights, stay away from these 11 stomach churners.
Want to get raving with sand between your toes and the sun on your back? Here are 10 beaches with global notoriety as the hottest open-air party spots, where clothing’s optional, music pounds from every angle and virtually anything might happen.
Getting there is no walk in the park, but if you really want to get away from it all, these places are definitely worth that extra mile. And when we say ‘ get away from it all’, we really mean it.
Sure it’s easier to tramp the world without the cramping armor of woolen scarves, fluff jackets, gigantic mittens and fur-lined snow boots. But then again, winter scenery can hardly be rivaled in terms of mystery and magic.