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The Most Dangerous Place To Vacation Might Be Close To Home

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Can we talk about the most dangerous place to vacation? It’s not necessarily some far-off banana republic immersed in a civil war. It can be right here, in your own backyard.

I should know. Since watching the Summer Olympics, my three little daredevils (ages 11, 13 and 16) have begged to visit Brazil. They managed to persuade me to go to Kenya last year, but we canceled our trip to Turkey because things were getting blown up at the airport. In the meantime, my kids insisted I drive to Laramie, Wyo. 

Why? Tornados, that’s why! 

We’d heard about a series of EF3 twisters packing 150 mph winds that touched down near Laramie. And since we were living in Fort Collins, Colo., only a one-hour drive, they had to go…..

 
 

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Chicago area native killed while on vacation in Mexico

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A Chicago native has been shot and killed in Mexico City while on vacation. 

Authorities identified that it was 27- year- old Tatiana Mirutenko of San Francisco, who was killed while leaving a restaurant on Saturday.

Mirutenko was with her husband on vacation to celebrate their first wedding anniversary, he was only steps away at the time.

The shooting took place in the wealthy neighborhood of Lomas de Chapultepec by a man who witnesses say was riding a motorcycle and firing at a man identified as a local bouncer.

Mirutenko’s parents live in the Chicago area and had recently talked to their daughter. They were encouraged to hear that she was having fun and felt safe.

So far there have been no arrests made.

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Shark Attacks Southland Model During Bahamas Vacation

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LAGUNA BEACH, CA — The marina area off Staniel Cay in the Bahamas has become a Mecca for swimming with nurse sharks and wild pigs, but one local teenager got a bit more than she bargained for while on vacation in June.

Katarina Zarutskie, 19, a nursing student, model and Laguna Beach resident on vacation with her boyfriend and his family decided to jump in with the nurse sharks. After splashing into the water near the marina to swim with the usually docile creatures, a nearby nurse shark attacked her wrist, according to NBC reports…..Click Here To Keep Reading

 

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They Were Zip-Lining On Their Honeymoon When They Collided. He Died, She Was Injured

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An Israeli couple on a honeymoon cruise aboard a Royal Caribbean International ship were involved in a zip-line accident that left one dead in Honduras last week.

According to Honduran newspaper La Prensa, 24-year-old Egael Tishman and 27-year-old Shif Fanken were on a cruise-ship excursion to zip line near West Bay, Roatan, when the accident happened at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Fanken got stuck halfway along the zip line, Roatan Fire Department chief Wilmer Guerrerotold La Prensa. Tishman came behind her, colliding with her mid-air. The two sustained serious injuries and were transported to a hospital, where Tishman died overnight, according to the newspaper…..Click Here To Keep Reading

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Disney World Cast Member Dies In Accident Near Pop Century Resort, Authorities Say

A Walt Disney World employee was killed Monday after an accident near one of the Disney-owned hotels surrounding the Florida theme park, authorities said.

At 9:18 a.m. Monday, deputies responded to a call just outside the Pop Century Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., according to Orange County sheriff’s spokeswoman Ingrid Tejada-Monforte.

There, deputies found a man in his late 30s “unconscious and not responsive,” Tejada-Monforte said. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Reedy Creek Fire Department.

The sheriff’s office did not release details beyond labeling the incident an “industrial accident” and saying an investigation was ongoing…..Click Here To Keep Reading

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Travel Nightmares: What To Do When They Run Out Of Rental Cars


What happens when they run out of rental cars? Hyapatia Lee found out when she arrived at a National Car Rental counter in Detroit with her two young sons, and a representative told her they’d run out of sedans.

Their only option: Downgrade to a subcompact, “which my children and I could not fit in – much less our luggage,” she recalls.

Car rental companies run out of vehicles almost every day. About 1 percent of car rentals aren’t honored because a car isn’t available. Part of the reason is that they accept more reservations than they can handle, anticipating some drivers won’t show up. Another part of the reason is that the car rental industry, unlike many hotels and almost all airlines, still allows you to cancel or miss a reservation without paying a penalty.

But there’s a way to get the car you wanted – or better. Knowing a few industry standard rules and an expert tip or two will ensure you’re never car-less when you travel…..Click Here To Keep Reading

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24 of the Worst Real-Life Vacation Disasters


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There’s a reason psychologists say that vacationing is among the most stressful of life events, right alongside changing jobs, moving residences, and divorcing. In fact, we’ve got 24 of them.

It had to pee you

“In the middle of my first night in a hostel in Amsterdam, I heard a loud, gushing sound,” Jamie Zipfel tells Reader’s Digest. “I chalked it up to faulty pipes until I smelled it: one of the drunken guests had peed all over the floor. All my belongings except my phone and notebook were soaked.” To make matters worse, she had nothing to wear the next day to take her peed-on belongings to the laundromat, so she ended up going al fresco, but for a windbreaker she borrowed from a generous Chelsea footballer. These travel secrets practically guarantee a stress-free trip…..Click Here To Keep Reading


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Couple Loses Passports, $1,800 Hotel Reservation On ‘Nightmare’ Vacation


Next time you board an international flight, double — no, triple — check that your passport is with you. Otherwise, you may run the risk of ruining your vacation, just like 27-year-old couple Lewis Mundy and Kimberley Floyd did. 

According to the pair, who spoke to the Daily Mail, they had been planning a trip to Akti Hotel on the island of Kos in Greece for some time. They excitedly boarded their plane at London Gatwick, which is where the trouble began.

You see, according to the couple, they both put their passports in the seat pockets in front of them, buckled their seat belts, and settled in for the flight. Upon landing, the two stepped off the plane only to realize they both forgot their passports on board…..Click Here To Keep Reading


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Shark Drags Woman Into Crocodile-Infested Waters In Australia

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A “once-in-a-lifetime” trip in May for a woman in Australia quickly turned into a harrowing experience when she suffered a bite while feeding a shark, which then dragged her into the water.

Melissa Brunning, 34, was on a yacht in the remote Kimberley region in the northwest part of the country, located about 1,550 miles north of Perth, when she tried to hand-feed up to four tawny nurse sharks swimming around her boat.

Brunning told the West Australian that she didn’t realize she shouldn’t hand feed a shark, until the animal became “like a Hoover,” sucking her right index finger into its mouth full of rows of razor-sharp teeth…..Click Here To Keep Reading

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Shark attacks tourist Melissa Brunning

Melissa Brunning was taking advantage of a rare opportunity to feed what she thought was a placid shark in northern Western Australia. But, then the two-metre tawny nurse got a hold of her.Story: https://bit.ly/2KyCFSh#Sharks #7News

Posted by 7 News Sydney on Saturday, June 30, 2018

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