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The 9 Worst Cruise Ship Disasters

The Titanic may be the most famous ship disaster, but surprisingly, it’s not even close to being the deadliest wreck that ever occurred on a luxury liner. If you’re trying to dissuade someone from taking a cruise, you should show them this list of maritime misadventures, which is presented in no particular order. Disclaimer: The…

The Most Common Pickpocketing Techniques and How to Protect Yourself

Rome, The Spanish Steps/Oyster Whether or not you’ve been a victim of it, pickpocketing can be a serious concern in some places. It’s something all travelers should be vigilant about, particularly when visiting big, bustling cities. To help you keep ahead of the thieves, we’ve put together a list of the most common methods used…

6 of the Most Dangerous Beaches in the U.S. (and Where to Go Instead)

1. Hanakapiai Beach, Hawaii In terms of do-not-enter-the-water danger, Hanakapiai Beach on Kauai’s Na Pali Coast tops the list. It can be reached via a stunning hiking trail that will leave you sweaty, sun-kissed, and achy — enough to tempt you to dive into the water. But be warned: The absence of a reef to…

The TSA Finds More Than 10 Loaded Guns in Carry-On Bags Every Day

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; Josh Hallett/Flickr When it comes to the dos and don’ts of packing a carry-on bag, most travelers know the drill: Make sure your suitcase fits the size requirements, no liquids greater than 3.4 ounces, and leave the firearms at home. In 2018, however, a record number of folks violated the latter.…

The Scariest Airports in the World

While flying may be the safest way to travel, many airports are located in treacherous places that will make you shudder (think landing strips built in the middle of the Himalayas or on the edge of an island). However, keep in mind that just because these takeoffs and landings are stomach-churning, the airports themselves have…

Would You Spend the Night in a Hotel Room That Hangs Off a Mountain?

Photo courtesy of Skylodge Adventure Suites It’s true, every great trip presents an adventure, whether that means tasting a bizarre food item for the first time, overcoming a language barrier while communicating with locals, or finding the path less traveled. Some getaways, however, push us as travelers beyond our wildest imaginations — both emotionally and…

Could Your Hotel Room Be Bugged? Here’s How to Check

Lost luggage, missed connections, and flight delays are some of the common concerns that plague nervous travelers. But if you’re heading to countries like China, Russia, Israel, or even the U.K., you might have another major issue: bugged hotel rooms.

Video: Descend Into the Catacombs of Paris

You may have braved haunted houses and visited abandoned ghost towns, but you haven’t experienced spooky until you’ve toured the tunnels of the Catacombs of Paris. Dubbed the world’s largest grave, the 200-mile subterranean network holds the remains of six million people in an eerie, yet artistic, arrangement. Exhumed due to overcrowding in cemeteries, the…