9 Scariest Vacations on Earth

There’s nothing like a relaxing beach vacation. But let’s face it, sometimes you just have a hankering for something a little more exciting, something terrifying that will get your blood pumping and make you feel alive. If you’re looking to make your next holiday a little less mundane, read on for the 9 scariest vacations on Earth.

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Nude Cruising – Mediterranean

The thought of spending a 2-week cruise naked, with 3000 other naked people, is for most people the stuff nightmares are made of. Bare Necessities Tour and Travel organizes just such vacations, believing that by losing clothing, travelers also lose their egos, and can truly be themselves. Don’t panic, however: clothes are required in the dining room.

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Shark Cage Diving – Cape Town, South Africa

Maybe you’ve got your dive ticket and you’re bored with coral reefs. Maybe you’re just wanted to skip all the small stuff entirely. Either way, the White Shark Diving Co. in Cape Town, South Africa has you covered. Spend an afternoon diving in a 5-person cage face-to-face with one of the world’s most savage predators. No point in packing extra underwear, but you’d better pack an extra swimsuit just in case.

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Canyoning – Scotland

For those looking for a more physically exhausting scary holiday, perhaps canyoning is more your style. Canyoning involves the heart-stopping descent down into remote canyons, including cliff jumping, technical swimming, abseiling, sliding down water flumes and rapids, and scrambling beneath waterfalls. All this excitement in the rugged Scottish wilderness will have you questioning your sanity at times.

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The World in Chili

Chili is one of those comforting fall dishes that just hits the spot on a cool, crisp day. A good bowl of chili is warm, spiced just right, and features enough protein to keep you full for ages. We can all agree on the merits of a bowl of chili, but for a lot of people, that’s where most agreements stop. There are so many different kinds of chili that are popular around the world — most centered in the United States, which has definitely become the world’s capital of chili.

The Best Comforting Drinks for Fall from Around the World

As the weather starts getting colder, we start looking for comforting drinks that will help keep us warm.  Some of the most popular options in America are also the easiest to find — there are more than 13,000 Starbucks locations in the United States alone, and they have a huge percentage of the market cornered already — people love their pumpkin spice lattes! However, there are a lot of downsides to visiting a café every day, especially if your go-to order is a sweetened latte or Frappuccino. It’s easy to make delicious warm drinks at home, which allows you to flavor them to your taste, saving both money and calories

Don’t Fall for These 10 Scary Traveler Scams

Hopping aboard a transcontinental flight on route to a new, ready-to-explore destination is a rush. Traveling teaches us about the world, sure. But, more than that, it teaches us about ourselves. You also probably already know that, unlike your comfort zone, traveling presents a lot of inherent risks. It’s a sad reality, but it’s a reality that rings true. You, as a tourist, are a two-bit criminal’s dream target. After all, you have absolutely no idea where you are, no idea where to go for help, and no clue what the scammers have in store.