The LG Travel News Roundup: Shanghai Hotel Builds Scariest Pool in the World

Weekly Travel News — By on August 18, 2012 at 6:00 am

By Heather Brennan
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…

World’s Scariest Hotel Pool
Holiday Inn Shanghai has built a pool that hangs over a 24 foot drop and was constructed with a glass bottom. The pool is intended to give guests the unique feeling that they are swimming in the Shanghai skyline. Source: Huffington Post

Buried Treasure
Divers in Tonga have discovered a shipwreck believed to be the remnants of a pirate ship, which sunk in 1806. The ship is thought to be The Port-au-Prince, a British privateer,  which was sunk after being attacked by Tongan warriors and most of the valuables aboard were left on the ship as it sank. The treasure has not been discovered yet but the divers are sure it is there, buried off the coast. Source: Gadling

Zipping Through Vacation
NBC has compiled a list of the best new zip line adventure parks of the year, for those who are looking for an adventurous holiday. The list consists of five new parks, all located in different states, including Alaska, California and New Hampshire. Zippers are advised to carefully chose the kind of adventure they are looking for, based the amount of experience they have and how challenging a course they wish to face. Source: NBC

Endangered History?
The National Trust for Historical Preservation has released their 2012 list of the 11 most endangered historical places in America. Sometimes, the list helps to spur motivation to save the sites, all of which make the list because they are threatened by problems such as neglect or lack of funding. However, this is not always the case and some buildings are destroyed or simply left as is. This year’s list includes Texas Courthouses, The Village of Zoar in Ohio, Malcolm X-Ella Little-Collins House in Boston, and the Bridges of Yosemite Valley in California. Source: USA Today

Thumbnail courtesy of Huffington Post.

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