We’ve all gone to great lengths to capture the perfect selfie on our travels, but going to a certain length for that photo might be a dangerous pursuit at some of the world’s more popular attractions. Take heed and snap with caution at these sites, designated by TopRatedCasinos.co.uk as the world’s most dangerous selfie hot spots.
TopRatedCasinos.co.uk analyzed news articles from the last two decades that reported incidents, from minor to death, at some of the biggest tourism hot spots, to compile the list. The website also gathered Instagram hashtags for each location to reveal which is the most at-risk.
Yosemite National Park takes the No. 1 spot, with 4,869,100 posts on Instagram, and 5 million annual visitors. In second place is the Grand Canyon, at 4,267,800 Instagram posts. Snowdon, Wales, appears at No. 3, followed by Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia. In 2016, mountain rescuers there pleaded with tourists to stop taking “stupid and dangerous selfies” after completing 1,200 rescue operations. No. 5 is Ireland’s Cliff of Moher.
The rest of the top 20 is as follows:
- Loch Lomond
- Brecon Beacons
- New Smyrna
- Cabo da Roc
- Mount Everest
- Lulworth Cove
- Mount Lilauea
- Clifton Suspension Bridge
- Mount Merapi
- Yungas Road
- Huashan National Park
- Diamond Bay Reserve
- Northcliff Hill
Florida is known for its year-round warm weather, which means locals miss out on a true winter experience — snow. All is about to change with the opening of Florida’s first snow amusement park, Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park. The winter park will bring all the fun of winter activities without the freezing cold temperatures.
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Dutch hotel brand citizenM hosts its first-ever Black Friday sale, launching Nov. 18 and running through Dec. 1. Those booking during this time receive 30 percent off stays Nov. 19, 2020–Oct. 31, 2021. The offer is available at all citizenM hotels worldwide, including the U.S. properties: New York Times Square, New York Bowery, Boston North Station, Seattle South Lake Union and Washington, D.C. Capitol.
Great Wolf Lodge welcomes guests back to its massive indoor waterpark and resort, but with all the precautions a 2020 group trip entails. Get the family and friends together for a group celebration — all while taking advantage of Great Wolf Lodge’s new Own the Park! offer.
Step right up to the greatest show on Earth as FXExpress Publications, Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com celebrate their 2020 award winners! Join the big top on Dec. 14 as we virtually award the winners of the 17th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, including the Airline and Hotel of the Year; the 17th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Survey; the eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards; the sixth annual The Trazees; and the third annual Wherever Awards.
In celebration of golf’s final major of the year, Royal Albartross is giving away a one-of-a-kind pair of men’s Saxon White golf shoes. The shoes depict imagery associated with Augusta National Golf Club, painted by Caitlin Fielder. The lucky winner will be randomly selected from all entrants.