The way I see it, the world is an intensely scary place right now. You can keep your American Horror Story gets-ups and your bloody severed corpses -- I have enough drama in my life. I just want to pour myself a glass of some oddly colored punch, binge on Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, and stare at some pecs and ass.
Sometimes the best part of travel is that, frankly, it totally scares the crap out of us. It's a chance for us to push our boundaries, do things we'd never do, and (just a little bit) pretend to be a totally different kind of person. Below, we highlight six of the most utterly hair-raising, absolutely can't miss world adventures.
Perhaps not surprisingly, people have been quick to snicker about the Napa earthquake, downplaying its severity. To some extent, this makes sense -- the area was lucky. But while it's easy to cast judgment from afar and say, it's important to remember that these buildings meant something to their inhabitants.
Travelers with nerves of steel--and eager for bragging rights--follow these stairs because of what they find at the end, whether a sacred Hindu temple or the top of a spectacular waterfall. There's nothing quite like the thrill of accomplishment that comes once you've taken that last step. Safely, that is.