From the Costa Concordia wreck to the flooding in Venice, Italy, this was an eventful year in the world of travel.
Weather was responsible for more than its fair share of travel headlines this year, with Superstorm Sandy pummelling the east coast and tourists swimming in the Piazza San Marco, but perhaps the story that hit the hardest was the January sinking of the Costa Concordia off the coast of Tuscany. Cruise ships are supposed to be pure overindulgent pleasure, so their vulnerability in the hands of one misunderstood/criminally negligent sea captain is a sad reminder to us all to travel mindfully. Here are our top 10 travel stories of 2012 in chronological order; in one of life’s neat little full-circle moments, the first big travel story of the year could also be the last, with that one billionth tourist due this month.
Think you can guess who wins the day when two aggressive predators compete for the same prey?
Date 13-05-17, Duration 1:14, Views 7685
Video by: National Geographic
Date 13-05-15 3:12
Tooltip Information:The Weird World of Octopus SexVideo by:Description: They say it takes two to tango and three's a crowd. The clichés apply even in the the world of an octopus.Rating: 2Views: 4002
Date 13-05-16 2:31
Tooltip Information:Escaping an Eagle AttackVideo by:Description: The small water chevrotain has some big distant cousins, but it must rely on instinct when a crowned eagle decides it would make tasty prey.Rating: 3Views: 6611
Date 13-05-14 5:06
Tooltip Information:I Didn't Know That: Robot Can Milk 70 Cows a DayVideo by:Description: Richard Ambrose and Jonny Phillips visit a state-of-the-art milking station that is fully automated and can milk 70 cows three times a day.Rating: 4Views: 2762