Sugarloaf Key Bat Tower in Florida

The idea to control mosquito population by introducing natural predators to the area would seem like a smart, environmentally friendly and economical way to achieve the ultimate goal – fewer mosquitoes. That’s exactly what Florida’s Lower Keys’ fish lodge owner Richter Clyde Perky was thinking when he decided to fight the mosquito plague that was … Continue reading “Sugarloaf Key Bat Tower in Florida”

Church of the Dead aka Chiesa dei Morti in Urbania, Italy

The Church of the Dead, or Chiesa dei Morti as it’s called in Italian is a small church in central Italian town of Urbania. This medieval town may not have that much to offer as far as the attractions are involved, but 18 well preserved mummies who stand guard behind the altar of Chiesa dei … Continue reading “Church of the Dead aka Chiesa dei Morti in Urbania, Italy”

Jellyfish Lake on Eil Malk island in Palau

Jellyfish Lake is a marine lake on an island called Eil Malk. This island is part of one of the world’s smallest and youngest countries – Palau. The interesting thing about Jellyfish Lake is that it is full of non-poisonous jellies so the visitors can go for a swim and get very close and personal … Continue reading “Jellyfish Lake on Eil Malk island in Palau”

Ilha da Queimada Grande

Ilha da Queimada Grande is a very unique feature for the pages of Vacation Ideas. While it perfectly fits the requirement of being a noteworthy and unique place to visit, most travellers would wisely choose to put it on their “never to visit list of places around the world”. The rest of us, the really … Continue reading “Ilha da Queimada Grande”

Top 10 Destinations for Singles

It is more than common to see secluded retreats for couples, honeymoon packages for newlyweds, or all inclusive vacations for families, but what about singles? While it is true that many vacation hot spots cater to couples or families, single guys or girls are still left with plenty of amazing choices for great getaways. This … Continue reading “Top 10 Destinations for Singles”

Top 10 Dark Tourism Destinations

In bad taste or not, Thanatourism – aka Dark Tourism to the destinations associated with death or suffering is here to stay. I personally believe that I am not in position to judge other people’s travel choices as well as the motivations behind them, so let me put the prejudice behind and get right down … Continue reading “Top 10 Dark Tourism Destinations”

Thanatourism – Definition of Dark Tourism

Derived from Greek word Thanatos (meaning Death), Thanatourism, aka Dark Tourism has grown to become a popular and profitable travel niche. By definition, Thanatourism is all about traveling to places that were once (or still are) associated with pain, suffering, horrible living conditions, natural and manmade disasters or death. Oddly enough, people who live in … Continue reading “Thanatourism – Definition of Dark Tourism”

Hang Nga Guesthouse aka Crazy House in Da Lat, Vietnam

Hang Nga Guesthouse and Gallery may be the official name of this extraordinary piece of urban architecture, but you won’t find any locals calling it any name other than Crazy House. And Crazy House it is. If there are any written or unwritten house building rules, then they have been all broken when Hang Nga … Continue reading “Hang Nga Guesthouse aka Crazy House in Da Lat, Vietnam”

Namib Desert of Namibia

Vast expanses of desolate beauty, peaking red sand dunes and some of the toughest animals in the world, the Namib Desert of Namibia is a harsh but beautiful environment where animals and plants have learned to adapt in this water deprived environment. The Namib Desert is recorded as being the oldest desert in the world, … Continue reading “Namib Desert of Namibia”

Dead Vlei of Namibia

This beautiful, albeit eerie, old pan is said to rival the stark beauty of the Sossusvlei located nearby, and situated in the Namib-Naukluft National Park in Namibia. The name Dead Vlei is derived from the Afrikaans term of vlei, meaning marsh and combined to mean Dead Marsh. You will notice this clearly when you see … Continue reading “Dead Vlei of Namibia”