Travel

Danger Zones: Five Most Dangerous Vacation Destinations

Your in-laws are not on this list. Also excluded are the obvious places where Americans just aren’t welcome, like Iraq and North Korea. And the potential for an accidental faceplant while body boarding on Nauset Beach doesn’t count either. But if a vacation is not a vacation unless you’ve had a few Fear Factor moments, and living to tell the tale is half the fun of coming home, you might want to keep reading. The following is a short list of the some of the most dangerous places in the world to take a vacation.

About Cape Cod – History, Geography and General Information

‘The Cape’ – Cape Cod, located in eastern Massachusetts – is among New England’s favorite summer vacation destinations and it thrives on tourism, beautiful ocean beaches and small unique businesses and individuals. Vacationers come to lose themselves amongst endless miles of windswept seashore.

There is real New England beauty in the Cape’s dune-studded landscapes cloaked in scrub oak and pine, in its fine stands of tall sea grass, and further inshore in its cranberry bogs, its forests of birch and beech, its meadows and marshlands.

Nauset Beach

Story Behind The Photograph

Taken in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

The photograph I chose for most of my profile contributions actually was taken in Providenciales, located in the Turks and Caicos Islands when my wife and I were on our honeymoon. It’s not a photograph on Cape Cod, but an ocean photograph nonetheless. My wife took it when we stopped at Turtle Cove to get one last look at the ocean and the beach.

Six Great Photos of Ocean Sunsets and Views on Cape Cod

One of the reasons to be on Cape Cod is, of course, the love of the ocean. It’s easy to find yourself sitting at Skaket Beach, enjoying a quiet lunch with the sound of the ocean by your side. In addition, being able to find the time to enjoy watching a sunset or sunrise on the ocean is a pleasant escape from the pulls and tugs of the everyday rat race.

Here are six great photographs of ocean views and sunsets from different areas of Cape Cod.

About Orleans, Massachusetts on the Lower Cape

Orleans is located in southeastern Massachusetts, at the elbow of Cape Cod. Bordered by the town of Eastham on the north, the Atlantic Ocean on the east, the towns of Chatham and Harwich on the south, and the town of Brewster and Cape Cod Bay on the west. Orleans is about 22 miles from Hyannis; 88 miles southeast of Boston; 93 miles east of Providence, Rhode Island; and 270 miles from New York City.