Bucket List Traveler

Bucket List Traveler is a New Jersey native who has lived on the East Coast, West Coast, Hawaii, and currently resides in Germany. He has traveled to 75 countries and loves backpacking, camping, and photography.

What’s it like to go Gorilla Trekking?

Introduction Approximately 1,000 mountain gorillas are remaining in the wild today.   These gorillas are an endangered species under constant threat from poaching, climate change, oil exploration, and infrastructure development. Going gorilla trekking to see them up close and personal in their natural habitat, is an unforgettably unique and profound experience. Getting to the where the gorillas reside in the East African mountains is no easy feat, but totally worth the effort.  Furthermore, compared to the costs of other safari experiences, Gorillas trekking is among the most expensive.  If the costs may seem to high, try to look at the...

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What’s It Like to Visit the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone?

Introduction Over thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the area is now oddly something of a tourist attraction.  The infamous catastrophic nuclear accident occurred on 25–26 April 1986, after reactor number 4 experienced a nuclear melt down.  The incident is considered the most disastrous nuclear power plant accident in history. So much radioactive material was released into the atmosphere that radiation alarms were set off at the Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant in Sweden, over 1,000km away.  As a result, the meltdown contaminated the soil, water, and atmosphere with radioactive material equivalent to that of 20 times the atomic...

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