There are a lot of tourists everywhere except Antarctica. But soon even the South Pole may become overcrowded by people with cameras and backpacks. This year about 300 tourists are expected to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the race to the Pole on the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station over the course of the short summer season.
If you like climbing artificial walls, you now have your new Everest. The Excalibur tower at the Bjoeks Climb Center (Klimcentrum Bjoeks) in the town of Groningen, The Netherlands, is considered to be the tallest climbing wall in the world. It towers over 121 feet in the air (37 meters) and has an overhang of 36 feet (11 meters) providing climbing surfaces for both beginners and pro’s.
People like seeing nature disasters. That’s why movies with volcano eruptions, tsunami strikes and tornado demolitions get crowds in cinemas. There were a movie called “Tornado Warning” where a group of scientists used to chase tornadoes for scientific interest and curiosity. Now you may feel like that storm chasers in travel programs by Silver Lining Tours company.
To draw kids away from TV and videogames summer camps nowadays should offer something more than kayaking, swimming and campfire songs. And some of them really do it. For example Stockton CSI camp capitalizes on America’s littlest TV addicts, borrowing themes from popular TV-shows. In place of traditional activities campers are solving crimes.
Since gold fever is not as powerful as a century before, it still infects people. For those who wish to find gold in Arizona desert or just spend vacations in unusual way Arizona Gold Adventures (AGA) company offers gold prospecting trips in the Weaver Mountains — less than two-hours from Phoenix.
The current World Cup is over soon and it’s time to get up off the sofa and try the game yourself. Why not combine your passion for soccer with a fun vacation to a new destination? The travel company Soccer Resort does just that. Since 2003, this company has organized competitive and recreational adult soccer tournaments in many cities in the US and other countries.
Lucayan National Park is called Grand Bahama’s finest treasure. The park is known for its underwater cave system, which is one of the longest in the world, picturesque beaches and mangrove. The park is also unique because it’s a home to all six of the Bahamas’ vegetation zones, where many birds and animals live. Local travel companies easily arrange different types of activities in the park calling them Grand Bahama’s best tours.
If you are a fan of active or even extreme holidays you must like to slide down the mountain covered with… ash. Volcano boarding — sometimes called ash boarding or volcano surfing — is the program of Bigfoot Hostel and Green Pathways Tours in Nicaragua.
Volcano boarding has evolved on the slopes of Cerro Negra (lit. Black Mountain), one of the world’s volatile volcanoes. It is similar to snowboarding and its derivative sandboarding, but the surface is rough and consists of ash and volcanic stones.