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Cool Antarctica tourism

Posted by on September 11, 2015 – 03:36 pm

Cool Antarctica tourism

Tourism in Antarctica - What will I do and what will I see? First of all you will cross some of the most excitable seas that there are, The Drake Passage. This may happen in the night and you may be blissfully unaware of it. It may happen during the day time when you are very aware of it. Make the most of the experience, it s like a rite of passage, earning you your place in the South. Alternatively there is now an opportunity to fly across the Drake s passage in one or both directions if you want to save time or can t face the potential sea state…

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Extreme tourism in Antarctica

Posted by on February 23, 2016 – 08:58 am

Extreme tourism in Antarctica

Problems The environmental impact of an individual tourist is much greater than that of a researcher. Landing sites are chosen for a special feature, so they quickly become honeypots. More than 99% of Antarctica is covered with ice, so little is left for tourist activity. Few visitors go on the ice. Tourists only spend a short time ashore, but the impacts do not always reflect this. They want to visit the most picturesque and wildlife-rich areas. The impact is uneven but in places too great. Animals, especially penguins and seals, are disturbed…

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Bungee jumping in Melbourne

Posted by on August 12, 2015 – 07:08 am

Bungee jumping in Melbourne

I saw this reverse bungee setup by the beach side of St Kilda beach in Melbourne- it suddenly reminded me of the reverse bungee ride available in Singapore’s Clarke Quay. If you have missed the ride in Singapore, you can try it in Melbourne. While Singapore one could seat 3, St Kilda one can seat only 2. But it appears a bit cheaper at 35 AUD per person per ride (Singapore one costs more now at 45 SGD) The setup was closed when I visited it around 4 PM. I think they get majority customers during evening hours, so might be opening late. I couldn’t…

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Facts About tourism in Antarctica

Posted by on September 20, 2015 – 07:23 am

Facts About tourism in Antarctica

What time of year do tourists visit Antarctica? The best conditions for visiting the Antarctic Peninsula occur between mid-November and early March. East Antarctica is less accessible: visits take place in late December–March. Summer means milder temperatures, less ice and more visible wildlife. How do tourists get to Antarctica? Most visitors reach Antarctica by ship. These voyages last from 10 days to several weeks, and ships range from the basic to the luxurious. Most (except the largest cruise ships, of 500 or more passengers) offer the chance…

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Tourism in Antarctica Facts

Posted by on January 24, 2016 – 04:03 pm

Tourism in Antarctica Facts

Natural Glacier Arch In Norsel Point, Anvers Island, Antarctica. Photo by: G. Grant/NSF Surf, sand, and sun pretty much cover what most people expect out of a vacation. Ice? Frigid cold? Glaciers? Not so much. Yet destination Antarctica has proven to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for open-minded individuals. The continent s landscape is often described as magical, surreal, unforgettable, and a glimpse of nature in its purest form. There are no tourist shops, restaurants, or places to get a tan. Antarctica provides only scenic beauty, looming…

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Extreme tourism examples

Posted by on August 6, 2015 – 02:26 pm

Extreme tourism examples

People travel to discover new lands. People travel to widen their own horizons. People travel to get new emotions. People travel to be thrilled. Some are searching for lazy holidays with sun, beach and cocktails. Some are waking up early in the mornings, walking around with maps in their hands, counting numbers of visited museums and spending hours on buses or trains to travel the new land. Some are renting cars and heading for a long road trips, crossing many borders, circling mountain paths, experiencing wild animals’ safaris or enjoying ocean…

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Highest bungee jumping USA

Posted by on November 25, 2015 – 11:38 am

Highest bungee jumping USA

The United States is home to several prime bungee jumping sites where adrenalin junkies can easily enjoy the adventure of falling off an apparatus or bridge while secured by safety harnesses. One of these is the Bridge to Nowhere in the state of California, but there are other states with bungee jumping for families, extreme vacations, or outdoor adventures. Located in the Angeles National Forest north of Los Angeles is the Bridge to Nowhere. The bridge itself sits in a lush mountain setting with pristine forest views and crystal clean air. This…

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Extreme tourism activities

Posted by on November 16, 2015 – 04:34 pm

Extreme tourism activities

An extreme environment is one in which there exist difficult environmental conditions for human survival. They include deserts, ice sheets, mountains and rainforests. All activities involved in these environments include an element of risk, and often include a lot of physical exertion. Tourist activities count as extreme tourism includes rock climbing, white water rafting, bungee jumping, ice walking and paragliding. Younger, adventurous people are often the target market, so called DINKS (Dual Income No Kids!) because they have the fitness and…

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