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The Biggest Beach Fails Of All Time

Summer is right around the corner and you know what that means…

It’s time for beach season!

Soon enough millions of people will flock to beaches all around the world.

So to get you in the mood, we scoured the internet and found some the best beach fails of all time. Enjoy!

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Destinations

Vacation Spots For Animal Lovers

Let’s stop going to zoos, they aren’t good for animals and are usually depressing places. Instead, go see the beautiful animals in their natural environments with one of these awesome vacations.

 

 

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If you are like me, then you are an animal lover and want any excuse to interact and observe them. So, why not make a vacation out of it, yea, you can do that. Try visiting one of these incredible national parks and see wildlife in their natural habitats while you have the time of your life. Let’s stop going to zoos, they aren’t good for animals and are usually depressing places. Instead, go see the beautiful animals in their natural environments with one of these awesome vacations.

SRI LANKA

A vacation for true animal lovers who also want some beach time, then Sri Lanka is for you.  Do you want to see elephants walking around as you cruise an island destination? Then Udawalawe National park in Sri Lanka is your destination of choice. This national park is teaming with big wildlife like leopards, buffalo, sloth bears and of course massive elephants. You can chill on the beach one moment and then take a guided tour and see as much wildlife as your heart desires.

ECUADOR

If you want true, unspoiled wilderness and the greatest collection of untouched wildlife, then you have to check out The Galapagos National Park in Ecuador. This is the place that Charles Darwin came up with his theory of Evolution because animals on these islands evolved differently than the same species in other places. This rough and rugged vacation isn’t for the faint of heart; you’ll be roughing it for sure. The wildlife is second to none here and if you are a true animal lover, you’ll appreciate it. 

INDIA

The home to more Bengal tigers than anywhere in the world is Jim Corbett National Park in India. Located a few hours North of New Delhi, this national park is divided into six regions and only a small amount of tourists are allowed in each region daily. This is done to protect the animals and keep crowds down. Avoid the monsoon season as most of the park is closed and it rains way too much to enjoy your trip. You’ll see tigers, elephants, alligators, and more birds than you have ever seen.

CHANNEL ISLANDS, CALIFORNIA

If whale and dolphin watching is more your speed then you have to check out the Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara, CA. This collection of five islands creates a funnel that all the marine life travels through in a spectacular showing. You’ll see all sorts of whales including Humpbacks, orcas, sperm, pilot, and blues. Great white sharks are also known to cruise the area as it’s on the way to their spawning grounds off the coast of Mexico. The area is also home to sea lions, seals, dolphins, and all other marine life.  Marine animal lovers rejoice!

ALASKA

Alaska is the final frontier of untouched wilderness and Denali National Park is the epicenter for wildlife in the region. Just outside of Fairbanks, Alaska is Denali Park where you will find Grizzly Bears, moose, wolves, caribou, and lynxes just to name a few. This is the ultimate in rugged road trips, so pack warm and be ready for an adventure

TANZANIA

The greatest safari in the world is located in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, where you’ll see big cats, zebras, and gazelles. The Serengeti plains are known to host all sorts of large animals and you’ll see them all here. Don’t get too close to the hippos or rhinos they are very territorial. If a photo safari is what you seek, then search no further.


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Admiring California’s Super Bloom!

On average, California is gifted with a “Super Bloom” once every 10 years. Miraculously, this 2019 super bloom is the second within the last three years!

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If you’re unaware, a super bloom is not some sort of apocalypse-type-flowering event. Rather, it’s the name of the phenomenon in which there is an outbreak of flowers that greatly exceeds the norm. The only chaos you’re bound to find during this naturally-occurring affair is the thousands of other locals, tourists, and travelers seeking out this nearly once-in-a-decade experience. 

Colors Of The Rainbow

However, that nearly “once-in-a-decade” experience is changing. The last super bloom in Southern California took place in early 2017. Californians only had to wait a mere two years for the mesmerizing bloom to take place again. This year, an abundance of early spring rain and mountain snow have allowed these valleys to show their true colors. The cooler temperatures are also allowing the bloom to last longer than usual. Nonetheless, photographers and Instagrammers alike are capturing fields of desert dandelions, pink sand verbena, purple lupine, and vibrantly energetic poppies. 

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How Far Do I Have To Go?

Those located in California or travel near its borders don’t need to go far to enjoy the state-wide beauty. Traces and patches of the super bloom are visible from areas north of San Francisco all the way down to San Diego – over a 500-mile stretch. We recommend you do all your own research if you plan on making the trip of one the various parks and locations to enjoy the lovely flower but we wanted to include to give you a head start in research. If you’re near Southern California, we suggest you look into Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Desert Lily Sanctuary, Mojave Trails National Monument, & Diamond Valley Lake. 

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Tips To Make Every Trip Worthwhile

Additionally, we’re providing a few tips to make each planned adventure as organized and fulfilling as possible.

  • Before you bother driving or hiking to these locations, consult with the Theodore Payne Wildflower Hotline. The bloom report is released every Friday.
  • If possible, visit during midweek to avoid traffic congestion on weekends.
  • As parking is not a given at any of these locations, be sure to pack the essentials: water, snacks, sunscreen, hats, and hiking boots.
  • Cellphone coverage may be questionable. Always bring a physical map if you plan to separate yourself from your vehicle. 
  • Many state parks, dogs are simply not allowed on trails & in wildflower fields. You are welcome to walk them in campgrounds and on designated roads. Leashes are a must. 

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Uber Really Doesn’t Exist In These Cities?

If you rely heavily on ride-sharing apps like Uber, maybe avoid these places on your next vacation. 

 

 

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Uber has become such a regular part of our lives that we can barely remember when it didn’t exist. In fact, we rely on it so much that I’d venture to say a lot of people wouldn’t know how to get around if suddenly the ride-sharing app didn’t exist anymore! Well, you might be surprised to learn that Uber is still banned in many areas. So be wary if you’re planning on traveling to these places any time soon.

HUNGARY

Hungary faced the same dilemma that every city and county that has Uber faced: should ride-sharing drivers face the same requirements as a taxi driver? They are, after all, basically exactly the same as a taxi. But in many places, they are most certainly treated differently and not required to adhere to the same regulations. So because of this, Hungary banned the app throughout the country.

DENMARK

Denmark is a beautiful country that can make for a great vacation. Especially a city like Copenhagen. But in 2016 they passed a law that said all taxis were required to have seat occupancy sensors and fare meters. Uber did not like this and just completely withdrew from the country. But luckily at least Copenhagen is a great bicycle-friendly city.

CHINA

This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. China regularly goes out of their way to keep their people being exposed to certain luxuries, including things as simple as access to certain websites. But oddly enough, the decision to not exist in China was made by Uber and it was an economic one. They existed there for a few years, but reportedly were losing roughly $1 billion a year in doing so! So they quickly removed themselves from China entirely.

NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA

Uber is still available in most of Australia, especially the major cities. But if you ever end up in the northern territory, like in cities such as Alice Springs or Darwin, for example, you better have your own transportation figured out, because Uber doesn’t exist there. They withdrew from the area after a new law was passed requiring car owners to pay a license fee. Uber saw the fees as too expensive and inefficient.

FRANCE, ITALY, FINLAND, GERMANY, AND THE NETHERLANDS

We’re lumping all these countries together because the app is only partially banned in certain parts of these countries. In Germany, for example, it basically only exists in major cities like Berlin and Munich. While in the other countries, it exists but only professionals are able to use the app as a driver. The average Joe Schmo can’t take it up as a side hustle.

LONDON… MAYBE

Technically Uber is still operating in London for the moment. London did rule in 2017 to ban the app from the city, but as Uber is currently appealing the decision it’s still available. London’s main problem with the app was legal accountability. They were unhappy with the minimal background checks drivers had to go through and Uber’s limited system for reporting criminal offenses. So it could be gone very soon… but it’s still there for now.


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