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Should You Risk Your Life on Vacation? Destinations Pulse for April 27, 2016

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | April 27, 2016

Should You Risk Your Life on Vacation? Destinations Pulse for April 27, 2016

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The Joy of Risking Your Life on Vacation
A lot of people determine the success of their vacation on just how close they come to death. Extreme sports are no stranger to travel itineraries, but just how close do you want to come to risking it all?

Chigago Sets Tourism Record
More visitors from around the country headed to the Windy City in 2015 than in any other year. Domestice tourism experienced a 4.5 percent jump over the previous year and set records in foreign visitation.

30 Years Later, Chernobyl Is A Top Tourist Destination
Despite the fact that the radiation levels are still mildly dangerous, dark tourism is driving a new phenomenon and increasing visitors to abandoned places such as Chernobyl.

Walking Tours For the Stoller and Not the Trekker
These mild jaunts are not too hard for the casual walker and make a great vacation option for the active traveler who are looking to do some sightseeing on foot.


6-year-old whiz kid is now promoting Kansas tourism. She’s an Internet sensation, a talk show host regular and a farm girl from Council Grove, but her latest position is a spokesgirl for Kansas tourism. 

He’s sparked condemnation and consternation over his comments about the people of the Middle East, but Donald Trump’s name is holding a prominent place in the Arabian Travel Market. 

Luxury is in constant flux and the concept of what constitutes luxury is currently in a transition. Today’s luxury travel seekers want private escapes, and Cambodia is targeting this emerging market. 

Foodies beware, these are the best food-focused tours in the business. More people than ever before are taking tours that are primarily focused on local cuisines – and the destinations highest in popularity range from Spain to Las Vegas. 

Mongolia – more than a bucket-list destination – it is the land of “eternal blue sky.” Sometimes more than an idea than an actual place this elusive destination is about as far-flung as you can get. 


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