Why Did Anyone Think This Was A Good Way To Travel From Point A To Point B?

If you want to get from one place to another, you have lots of options, depending on the circumstances. Plane. Ship. Train. Car. Horseback, maybe. Sometimes, if it’s not that far, people just walk.

In the resort town of Estepona, located on Spain’s Costa del Sol, it was a ten-minute walk to get between two particular streets, Avenida Reina Sofia and Calle Eslovaquia. So in the interest of saving time, they built a much faster way to get from one street to another, to avoid the 10-minute walk.

They built a slide. A 125ft slide.

There was only one problem, though…

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Good/Bad of TWA Opening, WDW Safety Concerns, Dog + Baby In Lounge = Injury, New Way To Get Help Overseas & More!

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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Some People Are Dying To Take Selfies. Literally. Here’s What Different Places Are Doing About That

In the past 7+ years, over 250 people around the world have died while taking a selfie. In fact, 127 of those deaths occurred between March 2014 and September 2016 alone.

In trying to get the perfect pose to Tweet or put on Instagram, people have misstepped (or ran out of land) and fell into water, off a cliff, you name it. So a handful of countries are trying to combat the problem.

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We Went To Australia, And Holy Crap, We Didn’t Die! ;-)

How many articles have you seen about all the crazy animals in Australia that can kill you? They usually have titles like this one I saw on Oyster’s twitter feed. 

9 Things That Can Kill You in Australia (and Why You Should Visit Anyway)

That just makes you think the entire country is like this:

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We went to Australia …and didn’t die

How many articles have you seen about all the crazy animals in Australia that can kill you? They usually have titles like this one I saw on Oyster’s twitter feed. 

9 Things That Can Kill You in Australia (and Why You Should Visit Anyway)

That just makes you think the entire country is like this:

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Don’t listen to them. Australia is totally worth visiting. For this:

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and this:

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and this

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and because you get to see sunrises like this.

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But on your way back from the beach you get a bit worried when you see this sign and remember those articles you read about all the things that can kill you.

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Fortunately the only crocodiles we saw were at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. I wouldn’t want to run into one of these while walking on the beach.

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So yeah. Don’t listen to them. Australia is REALLY cool. Even though there is a teeny tiny, itsy bitsy, teeny weenie little chance that something there could kill you. It probably won’t happen.