For years, Australia has been lauded as a top vacation destination for people around the world. Travelers frequently cite their gorgeous reefs, fantastic beaches and hospitable locals as some of the top reasons to visit the country. But we're here to tell you why they're dead wrong! If the following photos don't convince you why you need to avoid Australia at all costs, nothing will. (Warning: Heavy satire ahead)
There are so many stunningly beautiful places to visit on Earth that it can almost drive you crazy deciding where to head for your next vacation. The good news? Everyone's been everywhere already, so if you feel like trusting a learned stranger's opinion (or photo), you can start planning your next vacation today.
So you finally filed your taxes like an adult and are suddenly burdened with an extra cache of, well, cash. According to the IRS, the average American tax refund as of February 2016 is $3,120 — more than enough money to take that vacation you've always dreamed of. Don't believe us? We've compiled 11 stunning vacation destinations and their estimated total cost per person, including average airfare, lodging and about $40 per day in spending money, for a five-day vacation that you can (and totally should) take with your tax refund.
It's no wonder why we choose to build our cities near rivers — they give us water, natural borders and transportation. But they can also give us other things, strange things. Whether it's the boiling river in the Amazon that can cook animals or the unfathomably beautiful Caño Cristales that blooms with a rainbow of colors annually, we found 10 of the world's weirdest rivers.