Traveling is said to be one of the most popular hobbies of people all over the world. A survey suggested that majority of the travelers enjoy and prefer traveling because it replenishes their energy and gives them some time off from worldly stress and target pressures. Therefore, they allocate a significant part of their savings and leisure time on vacations, visiting every possible place that they dream of. While there are several places worth visiting, all of them are not very safe to go without planning and precautions. Here you will get to know about some locations that are undoubtedly very beautiful and attractive but people often lose their lives during their visit!
Surprisingly, people still visit these places but they take strict precautions and safety measures against predictive climatic, environmental, natural or seasonal hazards that may occur. So if you plan to visit the following locations, get complete details about the necessary precautions to enjoy your travel:
The Gouter Corridor
Also known as the corridor of death. Gouter Corridor is a very popular route to Mont Blanc, France. Despite its terrifying name and height, adventurous people can never be stopped from visiting this place. It is reported that in an attempt to climb Europe’s highest peak, several people have lost lives and many others have been injured. Avalanches and rock falls are common in this area and they tend to kill many tourists.
The Grand Canyon
Located in Arizona, the Grand Canyon is reported to be one of the most dangerous tourist attractions claiming lives of around 685 tourists. On an average, Grand Canyon claims the lives of approximately 12 people per year due to suicide, dehydration, heat and accidentally slipping over the edge. The Arizona office of Tourist suggests some very important precautions that must be taken before visiting the Grand Canyon.
New Smyrna Beach
Florida, also known as the sunshine state, is very popular for the shark attacks. Around 31.24% of the world’s total shark attacks take place in Florida and New Smyrna Beach is at the top of the list with the highest attacks per square kilometer. However, not all attacks are deadly because at times young sharks attack and the victims face injuries.
Cliffs of Moher
This destination is a highly visited place and it is reported that over a million tourists visited the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland in 2006. While it gives an excellent view of the Atlantic Ocean, Cliffs of Moher has resulted in the deaths of several tourists majorly due to the absence of handrails. Since the location lacks handrails, the director of Cliffs of Moher visitor experience warns the tourists to take precautions. However, she claims that tourists are often careless about it and risk their own lives and the lives of others.
Eddie is a Professional photographer and learnt photography from London School of Photography (LSP) and also a writer at Speedyessay. Eddie loves traveling and has visited almost all popular destinations during his career of 23 years.