Category Archives: Travel

Yellowstone Supervolcano Eruption Would Be More a Nightmare than a Catastrophe

There is a little less to worry about when it comes to the destruction which would result from the eruption of the Yellowstone Supervolcano. A new computer simulation based on recent studies has revealed that the Yellowstone Supervolcano eruption would … Continue reading

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Government Says Cars That Talk with Each Other Will Save Thousands of Lives

On Monday, the Obama administration began drafting rules to ensure that the cars and trucks of the future are fitted with technology that allow them to communicate, warning each other of danger in order to avoid collisions. The move was … Continue reading

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Hotels vs Timeshares: Why Hotels Are the Cheaper Option

One of the main selling points that timeshare representatives emphasize is the fact that timeshares are less expensive than hotels. This is not exactly true. Timeshare representatives are salespeople, and that’s exactly what they’re trying to do – sell you … Continue reading

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Toxic Red Tide Algae Bloom Approaches Florida Coast

Florida waters can be a dangerous place, but probably not for the reasons you might think. It’s not sharks you need to worry about, but other things lurking in the waters. Last month, Florida warned visitors of a flesh eating … Continue reading

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Florida Officials Send Out Vibrio Vulnificus Flesh-Eating Bacteria Warning

It sounds like something out of a horror movie, but it’s all too real. Real enough for Florida officials to send out a warning to all that the flesh-eating bacterium Vibrio vulnificus is alive and well in the warm Florida … Continue reading

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Venice Beach Lightning Death is Second US Lightning Beach Death this Week

For the second time this week, a person has died as the result of a lightning strike while at the beach. According to the National Weather Service, a 41-year-old man walking along Fort Meyers Beach in Florida was struck and … Continue reading

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5 Lightning Storm Safety Tips You Likely Don’t Know That Can Save Your Life

While the two deaths at Rocky Mountain national park over the weekend were the ones in the headlines, there have actually been 10 other deaths caused by lightning this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). That’s … Continue reading

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Father Claims Land and Declares Himself King so His Daughter Can Be a Princess

How far, and at what cost, would you go to to get your daughter a birthday gift she desired? Would you be willing to travel half way around the world, create a country and declare yourself king to make your … Continue reading

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2 Rocky Mountain National Park Lightning Deaths Bring 2014 Total to 11 in the US

The death of two people at Rocky Mountain national park over the weekend brought the total of lightening deaths to 11 in 2014 across the US, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). While that might seem to … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Being Hit By Lightning

With news that two people died from lightning strikes in two days at Rocky Mountain national park, it’s important to remember to take basic precautions when out hiking. Both deaths (a women on Friday and a man on Saturday) came … Continue reading

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Lightning Strikes Kill Two at Rocky Mountain National Park

When you’re out hiking this summer, pay careful attention to the weather. For the second time this week, a person has been killed by lightening at Rocky Mountain national park. On Friday July 11, the National Park service reported eight … Continue reading

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More Atlantic City Woes: Trump Plaza Hotel Casino Could Close in September

Atlantic City could see the Trump Plaza Hotel close as early as September if reports from The Press of Atlantic City are correct. The closure of this hotel-casino would mean the loss of another 1,000 jobs in Atlantic City, which … Continue reading

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Three Remain in Hospitals as Tourist Bus Flips at Grand Teton National Park

With the summer season here, and many people flocking to National Parks, the roads are a more dangerous place to drive with the added traffic. This means you need to take extra precautions when driving on the roads in, and … Continue reading

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AAA Predicts More Travelers and Higher Gas Prices This Fourth of July

There are going to be more cars on the road this Fourth of July, and the most since 2007,¬†according to AAA travel. An estimated 4.1 million Americans will be on the road traveling 50 miles or more away from their … Continue reading

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Emperor Penguins Really Do March and That’s Good News for Their Survival

There is some good news for anyone who loved the movies “Happy Feet” and “March of the Penguins.” The main characters of those movies may be a lot more resilient than researchers had previously assumed. The new findings give the … Continue reading

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It’s Only a Matter of Time Before Chikungunya Hits the US

As more and more imported cases of chikungunya show up in the US, official warn it’s just a matter of time before the first case of stateside chikungunya appears. Currently all confirmed cases of the virus have been brought in … Continue reading

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United Changes Its Frequent Flier Program: Some Ways to Earn Miles without Flying

For anyone who likes to save money by playing the frequent flier game with airlines, United just made it a little harder for the average person to earn miles to qualify for free airline tickets. This isn’t a surprise. It’s … Continue reading

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Take These Simple Precautions to Avoid Lyme Disease During Tick Season

Tick season is here, and the little bloodsuckers have the potential to be a lot more than a nuisance, since they can carry potentially deadly diseases such as Lyme disease and Babesiosis. Even when these diseases aren’t fatal, they can … Continue reading

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What Does Dave Ramsey Think About Timeshares?

While I don’t always agree with the financial advice that Dave Ramsey gives to his listeners, we’re both on the same page when it comes to timeshares. Ramsey doesn’t have a high regard for them, and he believes that people … Continue reading

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Free National Parks Apps for Your Next Trip

I love our national parks. They are one of the best outdoor entertainment values around. I save over $1000 a year by simply buying a national parks pass. There are also plenty of other ways to save money when you … Continue reading

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