Never has so much nuttiness engulfed both globetrotters and the travel industry.
Like a car crash or crime scene, there was something captivating about the tomfoolery and buffoonery -- let's call it "tomfoonery" -- that engulfed globetrotters and the travel industry as the busiest vacation season of the year unfolded. Why has 2013 yielded a bumper crop of summer zaniness? It could be because so many of our on-the-road experiences are now shared via social media, and then cherry-picked by the omnipresent media when especially outrageous. Or perhaps it's because the human race travels more with each passing year. No matter the reasons, you can be sure about one thing: the less you had to do with the crazy-but-true tales that follow, the better.
The world's last remaining wooden whaling ship has sailed again. Built in 1841, retired 80 years later, and kept on display since then, the Charles W. ... More The world's last remaining wooden whaling ship has sailed again. Built in 1841, retired 80 years later, and kept on display since then, the Charles W. Morgan set sail in July in the waters off Cape Cod. Once it roamed the seas to harvest whales. After more than five years of restoration, the majestic sailing ship is now used as a tool at Mystic Seaport to educate the public about preserving and protecting whales. Read more about the Charles W. Morgan: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/07/140724-whaling-ship-new-england-boston-connecticut-sailing/
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