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Cage Of Death Lets You Get Up Close With Crocodile In The Water

Apparently, you have better odds off surviving in the sea with sharks than in a river with just one croc. Perhaps, that is why there are tours where you can get up close and personal with sharks within the safety of a shark cage (which sometimes may not be as safe as one thought) and not up close and personal croc tours. Oh, wait. Actually there is! As it turns out, you can get up close with crocodile too and the place where you can put yourself in a heart-pounding situation is Cage of Death at Australia’s Crocosaurus Cove, located in Darwin City. Continue reading Cage Of Death Lets You Get Up Close With Crocodile In The Water

5 Things You Have To Do On Your Next Trip To Dallas, Texas

If you are looking for just one city with everything life has to offer, that would be Dallas. And if you did consider Dallas as your next destination or even already planning a trip to Dallas in the Lone Star State, here’s a sampling of what you’ll find to do, see, and experience. Continue reading 5 Things You Have To Do On Your Next Trip To Dallas, Texas

LEGO House Is The New Destination Every Brick Heads Should Not Miss

Since September 2017, LEGO fans have one more must-visit place when they are in Denmark, LEGO’s home country. It is not a theme park, nor is it a factory; it is the new LEGO House. Designed by architectural firm BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), this sprawling 12,000 square meter (129,167 square feet) compound is made up of 21 giant white bricks stacked on top of each other in random fashion and features facade covered with tiles, giving the illusion that the building is made of LEGO bricks. Interestingly, in a nod to the toy maker’s classic 2×4 LEGO brick, the roof of the top tier structure incorporates eight studs to mimic the classic brick and each stud is embedded with light that shoots into the night sky to welcome visitors arriving by air to Billund Airport. Continue reading LEGO House Is The New Destination Every Brick Heads Should Not Miss

Japan’s 65-Foot Snow Corridor Is For Those Who Misses Snow In Spring

This is probably what the Red Sea will look like if it wasn’t frozen when Moses kind of parted it. Except that this isn’t the Red Sea and obviously, they are not frozen water, AKA ice. These are snow. Specifically, they are wall of snow found along the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route in Japan. Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route stretches some 96 kilometers (56 miles), high on top of the North Alpine mountains. It is also dubbed the “roof of Japan” that connects Toyama and Shinano Omachi. What you see here is essentially a heavily snow covered locality that had snow expelled to expose the otherwise covered winding road. And yes, this place has that much of snow. Continue reading Japan’s 65-Foot Snow Corridor Is For Those Who Misses Snow In Spring

Finally, A Studio Ghibli Theme Park Will Be A Reality In 2020

Good news, fans of Studio Ghibli! There’s going to be a theme park based on the company’s iconic 1988 animation My Neighbor Totoro. I know right. It is kind of long overdue and finally, theme park goers will have a choice other than Disney and all-thing Hollywood. Studio Ghibli’s producer, Toshio Suzuki, and Aichi governor, Hidaeki Omura, jointly announced this exciting news at a press conference a couple of days ago. Details are still pretty scant at this point. All we know now is the theme park will spawn within Echo Park in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture. Continue reading Finally, A Studio Ghibli Theme Park Will Be A Reality In 2020

Behind The Scene Of The Upcoming AVATAR-Themed Park At Disney

Director James Cameron had this crazy idea known today as AVATAR as far back as 1995 but back then technology wasn’t available to make it without breaking the bank. Now, not only AVATAR was made and screened in 2009, already sequels (yes, sequel, as in more than one) have been planned. Fast forward 7 years and technology is available to allow a theme park based on James Cameron’s AVATAR to be created and it will be throwing its door open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in summer 2017. That’s just a few months down the road! Continue reading Behind The Scene Of The Upcoming AVATAR-Themed Park At Disney

Spamusement Is where You Get To Soak In Hot Spring On A Roller Coaster

Vacationing is all about opportunity cost. Meaning, you have to chose one activity over another at any one time. For example, if you want to relax at a hot spring, you will have to forgo the excitement and thrill of amusement park. But soon, in Beppu city on the island of Kyushu, you can have the cake and eat it as far as spa and amusement park is concerned. This means that you can enjoy the relaxing hot spring, AKA onsen, Beppu city is known for while screaming your lungs out on a roller coaster ride. To be clear, we are talking about doing both things simultaneously, not one activity after another. And that, folks, is the ingenuity behind the idea of Spamusement which, as the name suggests, is a spa and an amusement park hybrid that will be realized in the city of Beppu city. Continue reading Spamusement Is where You Get To Soak In Hot Spring On A Roller Coaster

The World Has Google Street View, Faroe Islands Has SheepView 360

With Internet giant Google relentlessly trying to cover every inch of planet Earth, it may surprise you that there are some populated areas, albeit with far fewer people than most cities, that are pretty much uncharted by Google. However, you probably would forgive Google for not dipping its toe in Faroe Islands, cos’ after all, she is a small multi-island nation populated by a little under 50,000 people. But if you think that number residents are quite a bunch, well, it is not quite – especially not when there are actually more sheep then humans. Continue reading The World Has Google Street View, Faroe Islands Has SheepView 360

Universal Unveiled A New Pacific Isles-themed Water Theme Park For 2017

Good news, water-loving folks. Universal will have a new water theme park to help beat the sweltering summer heat and Orlando, Florida is where you will find it come 2017. I know. We heard of the tragic incident over at Disney’s resort, but rest assure, wildlife won’t be there to greet you; it will be just you, the majestic manmade volcano and the Pacific isles-style setting. Set amongst a lush greenery, this 28 acres theme park, aptly called Volcano Bay, is creative by the Universal Creative, the same folks behind crowd favorite theme park experiences like The Wizard World of Harry Potter, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man and Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and like many of Universal’s parks, it is setup to please thrill seekers and chill seekers alike. Continue reading Universal Unveiled A New Pacific Isles-themed Water Theme Park For 2017

Airbnb Shark Aquarium Stay Literally Lets You Sleep With The Fishes

When Airbnb started, it was an opportunity for cheap accommodation and staying experience typical hotels can’t offer. Since travelers are staying in real people’s homes, they can assimilate into the community where the homes are located. At least, that was the theory. Actual experience may varies. Anyways, that was then. Things have took quite a turn since. Now, Airbnb is more ‘interesting’ with people offering living experience in city igloo, Netflix-themed apartment, ‘Batcave’, and now, the opportunity to spend the nights with sharks. Yup. Sharks. Real sharks. Continue reading Airbnb Shark Aquarium Stay Literally Lets You Sleep With The Fishes