The LG Travel News Roundup: Vampire Cruise To Take Bite out of Alaska

Weekly Travel News — By on September 16, 2011 at 6:00 am

By Susmita Baral
LG News Intern

Missed the big travel stories of the week? And the weird, wacky and insignificant ones? We’ve got your roundup right here…

Will There Be a Blood Buffet?

You can thank the Twilight Saga for the week-long vampire cruise that will be coming to Southeast Alaska next June. The cruise (specifically Holland America’s ship Zuiderdam) will be hosting a convention  and events will include a vampire ball, costume contest and a vampire movie festival hosted by vampire scholar John Edgar Browning. Source: MSNBC

Paddling Down The Mississippi
31-year-old Londoner Dave Cornthwaite paddled the entire distance of the Mississippi River (2,340 miles) over the last two-and-a-half months. He began his journey at Elk Lake, Minn on June 19 and finished his journey just in time as his Visa expired on September 9. In the past, Cornthwaite has skateboarded across Australia from Perth to Brisbane and rode a bike from Vancouver, B.C. to Las Vegas. Source: Huffington Post

Great Wall of China
Recent archeological findings suggest that the Great Wall of China has two to three walls parallel to the main wall. This contradicts the former belief that the structure was simply one solid wall. Built in the Warring States Period (475 BC – 206 BC) to protect China from nomadic tribes, it is believed the parallel walls made the Great Wall a better defensive and assisted military leaders to lead their troops. Source: DNA India

SNUBA: When Snorkeling meets Scuba Diving
Snuba–a cross between snorkeling and scuba diving–is a new way to discover the marine world. The benefit of Snuba is that it requires no certification since divers are connected to an air supply on a raft via a hose. You can be exploring the underwater world in no time flat! Source: Time

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