These 8 Travel Destinations Could Actually Be Your Last!

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Adventurous travelers are one of a kind. They exchange the comfort of a luxury hotel and relaxing experiences for the mystery and breathtaking landscapes that their adventure travels bring them. All they need is their travel backpack and an itinerary that covers some natural wonders of the world and unique places.

For those who seek adventure, sometimes the most dangerous places to travel can be the most appealing. If you are visiting any of the following locations, make sure you have awesome travel insurance because things may get complicated.

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#1 – Izu Islands, Japan

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Adventurous travelers are one of a kind. They exchange the comfort of a luxury hotel and relaxing experiences for the mystery and breathtaking landscapes that their adventure travels bring them. All they need is their travel backpack and an itinerary that covers some natural wonders of the world and unique places.

For those who seek adventure, sometimes the most dangerous places to travel can be the most appealing. If you are visiting any of the following locations, make sure you have awesome travel insurance because things may get complicated.

#2 – Australia

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Located southeast from the Izu Peninsula of Honshu, these volcanic islands are mostly inhabited. Each island has its own beauty and unique characteristics, that may seem very attractive to tourists: Oshima has an active volcano and stunning camellias, Hachijojima is a former penal colony, in Mikurajima you can frequently watch dolphins, Niijima has marvelous beaches… and the list goes on – there are more than a dozen islands, even though the Japanese call it the “Seven Islands of Izu”.

The volcanic activity registered in this region makes it very dangerous. In 2001 a volcanic eruption in Miyakejima has forced an evacuation of its entire population. Five years later the residents were finally able to return to their homes, but wearing masks was mandatory due to the high levels of toxic gas registered.

#3 – Caminito del Rey (Málaga), Spain

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Australia is widely known for its tremendous biodiversity. That is exactly what makes it so dangerous, especially for foreign travelers who are unfamiliar with its threatening species and want to explore some of its most remote landscapes.

According to a study published in the Internal Medicine Journal, from 2000 to 2013, there were 27 deaths caused by snake bites, 26 deaths caused by shark attacks, and 27 deaths associated with insects (surprisingly, poisonous spiders have caused no deaths during this period – although they are responsible for 30% of venom-related hospital admissions). It’s worth mentioning that this study covered 42,000 hospitalizations.

If you are planning to visit Australia, make sure you know which species are dangerous, the places to avoid, and how to proceed if things go wrong (fastest routes to the hospital, what to do after being bitten, etc.)

#4 – Grand Canyon (Arizona), United States of America

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Just looking at some photos of Caminito del Rey (The King’s Little Path) will make your anxiety levels go through the roof. Located in Málaga, this walkway pinned along the precipitous walls of a canyon rises over 330 feet above the river.

Five tourists died in two separate incidents between 1999 and 2000, which lead the government to close the attraction. That didn’t stop more adventurous travelers from entering Caminito del Rey illegally and exploring its wonders.

In 2015 it reopened to the public after deep restoration works to ensure the safety of the visitors. If you always wanted to explore this location, now is the perfect (and safe) time to do it.

#5 – Half Dome (California), United States of America


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The Grand Canyon is on every“10 most beautiful places to visit before you die” list. And rightfully so. It is absolutely wonderful what Nature itself has built-in Arizona.

Visiting this unique geological site that is almost 310 miles long and 1 mile deep is a once in a lifetime experience that will truly put into perspective how small we are compared to the power of Nature.

But the alarming number of deaths registered each year (an average of 12!) also makes it one of the most dangerous and life-threatening natural attractions on the planet.

There are multiple causes of death other than falling (the most obvious): plane crashes, dehydration, drowning, and heatstroke. If you want to explore the Grand Canyon make sure you contact an experienced hiker to learn everything you need to know in order to be safe.

#6 – Mount Everest, Himalayas


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Located in the Yosemite National Park, the Half Dome is a massive granite dome with a very peculiar shape. Every year, thousands of hikers use cable routes to climb to the top of the dome and admire the magnificent view: from the summit it is possible to see the Little Yosemite Valley and the Valley Floor.

But that route can be dangerous. Since cables were installed to help hikers reach the top there were 9 fatalities registered. The most recent one was earlier this year, in September, when 29-year-old American women died after a 500-feet fall. Most accidents take place when the rock is wet.

#7 – Running of the Bulls (Pamplona), Spain

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The highest mountain in the world is naturally one of the deadliest. Mountaineers from all over the world dream to reach the summit, so every year there are hundreds of expeditions – and that is one of the main reasons why there are so many deaths.

Some experts blame inexperienced climbers and overcrowding for the high death toll registered on Mount Everest in recent years. The truth is that it’s weirdly easy to enter an expedition through private operators, and there is an urgent need for strict policies and control.

Most causes of death were related to falls, avalanches, exposure, altitude sickness, cardiac arrest, and exhaustion. Keep in mind that we are talking about an altitude that surpasses the 29 thousand feet mark. At that point, atmospheric pressure and other environmental conditions are only tolerated by the most experienced mountain climbers.

#8 – Volcano tours (Hawaii), United States of America

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This annual event takes place on the streets of Pamplona during the Sanfermines festivities and is pretty straightforward: 6 to 10 bulls are released on the street while thousands of people run in front of them.

If for some reason you find this concept appealing and you are eager to participate, be aware that every year there are over 50 injured people, and 15 people have died since 1910 – when they first started to keep a record.

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