Tour de force
Tourists! Forget the paradisaic offerings of Bali or the ethereal spectacles of Maldives. If you are planning your next holiday adventure, or narrowing down your preferred option for a honeymoon retreat or simply intending to revel in a “me-time” vacation moment, then you should encompass these suggestions in your list of holiday hotspots. Or maybe you shouldn’t. Maybe the eminence of your life is established really high. Even so, what better lesson to mentor the value of life than indulge yourself in purposeful life-threatening situations disguised as a holiday!
So regardless of your preference, browse through these exhilarating, chilling and never-to-be-considered-even-as-the-last-desperate-option list of tourist packages that you can bet your life on! Literally!
Miami - Dexter
Welcome to the land of beaches, beautiful people on the beaches, nightlife and the second home for a myriad of the world’s popular djs. After savoring the less life-threatening delights of the city, feast your eyes on the many unsavory dishes that include mutilations, decapitations, asphyxiations, burnings, hangings, shootings, stabbings, bludgeoning, maiming and gouging, to name a few.
Dexter portrays Miami as a motley blend of human sadism and enthralling exhibitions of sights. The writers have done a splendid job of situating the dark and humorous narrative in the sun-baked city, intentionally displaying a wide contrast between the murderous undertones of the story and the lighter, more pleasant backgrounds of the city. This is to mirror the bridge between the bloody mayhem and humor that this dark tale abundantly offers.
Minnesota/Baltimore - Hannibal
Ever fancied strung up on a totem pole instead of skydiving? Or actually be represented as an angel prostrating in prayer instead of a religious visit to the church? More importantly, ever thought how you would taste like?
Now you can, because before you indulge in an appetizing dinner, you might end up as the ingredient in someone’s French cuisine. Or Japanese, depending on what season of Hannibal is running during your visit!
The gruesome level of violent imagery in Hannibal literally jolts you awake sometimes, but tailor fits the cloth of the show that comprises the story. The show is masterfully crafted aesthetically with superb performances from all the lead characters (okay, now I sound like a critic). All in all, your taste for adventure does not get, well, tastier…
Los Angeles - 24
For you thrillseeking pundits and adventure junkies, nothing can fuel your excitement than the eight times (and soon a fine nine) terrorist struck city of Los Angeles. Residence to citywide viral attacks, presidential assassinations, bombing runs and shooting sprees that ensue on an hourly basis, power plant meltdowns and even a nuclear strike, you have an assortment of reasons to keep you on your toes, get your blood pumping and probably ensure your immediate return towards the nearest airport. On and yes, the airport gets attacked too.
Of course, you might probably venture to contact the local authorities for their much needed support. Well don’t. Because they are mostly always corrupted and you might just get yourself killed anyways. For your protection, just dial the one-man-army hotline number of the show’s protagonist, Jack Bauer, at 1-800-JACK-BAUER. I’m serious. He can eliminate entire platoons of bad guys with just a BB gun.
Pretty much every state in the United States – Supernatural
America! The land of the free!
Unfortunately, the Devil thinks so too since his entire coteries of minions have decided upon themselves to adopt permanent residence in the country. So the chances of you encountering a supernatural evil force is similar to stumbling across a Walmart on every street corner. Chances of you being possessed by a demon, even more likely.
So if you ever held back truths about your partner or friend you never confessed, now would be the perfect time before the demon hijacking your body spills the beans, in a less civilized manner. But if you ever wanted to whack your boss in the head, you know you’ll receive no better reason than his possession. Chalk it out to self-defense.
Pretty much every country in the world – The Walking Dead
I’m sure a lot of you were expecting this. This is what I would highlight as the platinum package! Choose any part of the world and you’ll have a personal horde of cannibalistic undead around every corner waiting to devour you. You probably won’t get any travel arrangements and you have to discover your own supplies.
Of course, in a world overrun by the undead, traveling to a destination of your choice seems like the very least you can pamper yourself with. Besides, it is way more satisfying hacking mindless carnivores with an expensive gold club and a martini in your hand on a beautiful sandy beach than in your kitchen with common home appliances.
Though I do pose an important question completely unrelated to this blog post. What in the name of mindlessness has happened to the quality of the show? It somehow seems like a family drama with zombies.
Well I hope the list provides some inspiration and I’m probably certain a lot of you have other, adventuresome ideas. But for now, these options are once-in-a-lifetime encounter. Or the last-encounter-in-your-lifetime, depending on how your luck pans out.