Top 10 Most Expensive Vacation Spots In The World

Are you planning to go on a holiday anytime soon? Well, in this case, you might need to save up on a lot of money if you choose to head for one of the following destinations. For those with heavy pockets, here we have the most expensive vacation spots in the world.

#1 Musha Cay, Bahamas

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It shouldn’t come off as a surprise that the queen these luxurious escapades is an island. But what really sets Musha Cay apart, aside from its reputation, is the fact that a trip there requires you to rent the entire island for a price that can get around $40,000 for a single night. There are some advantages to this, though, since you can tag some friends some along (a maximum of 11) and enjoy together some peaceful moments full of relaxation and adventure (for an extra price).

#2 Olso, Norway

Surprise, surprise. But, yes, one of the biggest money-eaters out of all the expensive travel destinations on this list isn’t an exotic island or a location in the Arab Emirates. Oslo is quite infamously known as a place with overwhelming living expenses, so this isn’t exactly news to those familiar with the whereabouts of European countries. Even though the people of Norway live a fairly good life, some sectors such as tourism possess prices 20% higher than in the rest of the world.

#3 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

We’re no strangers to talk of Dubai being a hotspot for wealthy people who have plenty of money to burn. While some locations on this list gained their value in time, Dubai was built and transformed specifically to draw in financially potent people with money to spend.

#4 Tuscany, Italy

Italy as a whole isn’t necessarily an expensive destination, but the Tuscany region wholly makes up for it. Much of the value of the area that makes a vacation so expensive is the fact that Tuscany is pretty much its own “bio and natural” area. Full of rustic landscapes, Tuscany’s vintage appeal weigh a lot on travelers’ pockets.

#5 Seychelles

A country made of a set of islands, similar to the style of the Fiji islands, Seychelles is an overload of expenses and exotic luxury. Although basically every island part of this structure belongs to this list, Fregate Island takes the cake. We suppose all the expenses are worth it, especially given that you can adopt a giant tortoise.

#6 Bora Bora

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The French Polynesian island is renowned for how light it makes the pockets of those who choose to visit it. However, in its case, this is a result of a combination of circumstances. Not only is a vacation there costly, but a flight there is also pretty expensive.

#7 British Virgin Islands

You have plenty to choose from when visiting the British Virgin Islands. Your safest (and most expensive) bet is with the private villa from the island of Guana that’s rented by the CEO of Virgin Corporation to all those seeking a holiday.

#8 New York City

The American landmark city draws in millions of visitors each year. Given how it’s the heart of culture, glamor, and fun all at once, there’s no wonder that a vacation to the Big Apple burns a big hole in your pockets.

#9 Fiji

Fiji is a conglomeration of a grand total of 332 islands, all with their “gates” open for tourists. The most attractive thing about Fiji is the plain pristine appeal of the islands, which are well preserved and benefit from nature protection.

#10 Paris

One of Europe’s greatest capitals needs an appropriate pricing for vacations to justify its reputation. The trickiest thing about Paris is that you need at least one week to capture at least half of the marvels the city has to offer, so an extended stay is necessary (and pricey).

Top 10 Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

Does a high production budget automatically equal high box office grossing and critical accolades? As set by the example of the flop (according to an overwhelming number of critics) that was Batman V Superman, no. Here are the most expensive movies ever made and we’ll leave it to your judgment to determine whether they paid off or not.

#10 The Avengers (2012) – $220 million

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Marvel brought the superhero team onto the big screens for what was going to become a staple flick for the genre and the result of millions, millions, and millions of dollars. Was it worth it? Critics and fans are all frantically nodding their heads.

#9 The Dark Knight Rises (2012) – $230 million

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The Dark Knight was a commercial and critical success, so it doesn’t come off as a wonder that Christopher Nolan wanted to deliver and not betray the high expectations surrounding The Dark Knight Rises. As a result, the budget for the sequel was pumped up to $230 million. It couldn’t overshadow the masterpiece that was its prequel, but it definitely was up there.

#8 Avatar (2009) – $237 million

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Avatar is one of the highest-grossing movies of all time, as well as one of the most expensive. In a time when we didn’t have every movie being released in 3D, the James Cameron flick aimed to introduce 3D cinematography like never before. It wanted to visually impress and, in order to do that, a really big budget was required.

#7 Spectre (2015) – $245 million

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The latest installment in the saga of James Bond was arguably more forgettable than titles of the likes of Casino Royale or its much acclaimed Skyfall. But if managed to surpass its prequels in one way, it was through the budget allocated to its production.

#6 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) – $250 million*

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*Tied with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014).

What all these three movies have in common is a colossal production budget. Half-Blood Prince was one of the fortunate results of this copious amount of money, as Batman V Superman was a general mess and Battle of the Five Armies received mixed reviews.

#5 Spider-Man 3 (2007) – $258 million

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Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy was a rollercoaster of emotion. The first one was alright, the second one is considered to be one of the best superhero movies of all time, and the third one is better forgotten altogether. Spider-Man 3 had a lot of money and high expectations pumped into it, but it seems that it cracked under all that pressure.

#4 Tangled (2010) – $260 million

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Animated movies cost money, too! Tangled didn’t launch a merchandising craze like Frozen did, but it pretty much established the new era of 3D animations for Disney. In order to polish the style as best as they could, producers invested no less than $260 million in its creation.

#3 John Carter (2012) – $263.7 million

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Does anyone really remember John Carter for the plot? No, but it’s likely that they do because of the visuals. John Carter had a lot of potential and it was downright terrible, but it surely could have done better. What we can’t deny is that they really went all out to establish that alien setting with the aid of its impressive budget.

#2 Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) – $279.9 million

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Now that Marvel was certain that its superhero team-up was a success, they could afford to take financial risks and rain hundreds of millions of dollars over its production. The audience consensus points out that this didn’t necessarily result in a better film, but at least it was visually appealing.

#1 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007) – $310 million

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For the epic conclusion of the epic pirate tale, Disney broke the $300 million barrier and went all out with the production of the third movie. It only made sense, as there was no real way to properly depict krakens, undead pirates, and epic sea battles. How many times are we allowed to say “epic?”

Most Influential Women in History

In a world that’s been so largely dominated by patriarchy for the longest of time, for a woman to emerge out of the crowd and leave her mark on history – that’s as incredible as it is rare. And although it wasn’t an easy deed, their reputation now precedes them. Don’t know who we’re talking about? They are the most influential women in history, the ones who we honor today by providing a brief-over of their lives and achievements.

#1 Mother Theresa

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Not seldom have some of us heard someone jokingly compare someone who’d just displayed an act of benevolence to Mother Theresa. There is a good reason for that, as Mother Theresa was essentially equivalent to kindness and charity. She discovered her calling for aiding the poor at an early age, having made her first trip to India when she was only seventeen.  She became a nun, worked as a teacher at a school in Calcutta for a while, and eventually ended up founding the Order of the Missionaries of Charity.

The organization provided help for the poor, sick, dying, and orphaned of India, although the Order’s influence eventually spread out to other countries too. Her relentless activity in the name of good was rewarded with a Nobel Prize for Peace and a Bharat Ratna, India’s greatest honor.

#2 Queen Elizabeth I

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Daughter of the famed King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, the Virgin Queen of England shaped the country’s history in a way that’s second only to Queen Victoria’s. While the latter ruled during a period of great advances and expansion, Elizabeth I became known for her military deeds. Her most famous accomplishment involved the defeat of the legendary Spanish Armada, although there are many other achievements that can be attributed to her.

During her reign, Protestantism was reinstalled in England and the country started its global expansion which would lead to its transformation into a great empire.

#3 Coretta Scott King

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It might be easier to put a face to the name if you know that Coretta was Martin Luther King’s wife, but she was definitely more than that. After the events of the Montgomery bus boycott, Coretta became as invested in the African-American Civil Rights Movement as much as her husband, relentlessly supporting him. After his assassination, Coretta carried on his legacy and continued to fight for the freedom of black lives, equality which ignores race or gender, and many other movements of social justice.

#4 Marie Curie

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Considered by many to be one of the greatest scientists that have ever lived, Marie Curie was a woman of many broken records. Her activity in the field of radioactivity was rewarded with two Nobel Prizes, an accomplishment achieved by no one else. Also, after the death of her father, she stepped into his role as a teacher at the Sorbonne, something that distinguished her as the first woman to ever hold such a position.

#5 Joan of Arc

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Being today’s France’s second patron after being canonized by Pope Benedict XV in 1920, Joan of Arc has influenced history with the tales of her heroism during the Hundred Years War. After she heard voices telling her that she needed to save the French from the English, she turned to Charles VII and begged him to let her join his army for the siege of Orleans. She led the French army several other occasions after that thanks to her visions, granting the soldiers a significant boost in morale.

She was eventually taken hostage by the Burgundians after a failed attack on Paris then sold to the English. The former put her on trial for witchcraft, ending her life by burning her at the pyre.

Animal Groups Names You Didn’t Know (Part 3)

The last and final part of the list, showing you some interesting and perhaps fascinating animal groups names that you didn’t know. Like most of us, you probably used it wrong the entire time, though it’s not like many people would know them. So, you’re in luck. We searched through it and found the most amusing names we could find that are collective nouns.

It should be mentioned that these are certainly not all of them. You could always move back to part two, or travel further back to part one where it all started. So here we go, presenting you part three of animal groups names you didn’t know.

A Tower of Giraffes

We’ll kick this one off with a well-fitting noun that has a very clear intention behind it. Giraffes are tall. Towers are all. Yes, we can follow that logic. We’re with you.

An Implausibility of Gnus

If you don’t know what a gnu is, they are those horde animals that make the long migration across the African savannas in search for places with more food and water. In their travels, they become prey themselves, to cheetahs, lions, crocodiles, and basically turn into a running buffet for carnivores. So, it’s probably implausible that the whole group will survive.

A Tribe of Goats

It’s more commonly referred to as a “flock” or a “herd”, so you wouldn’t be wrong if you don’t opt for the lesser-known “tribe”.

A Glint of Goldfishes

The beautifully colored little fishes with infamous short memories are shimmering tiny lights when hit with the sun’s rays. At least, that’s why we think they gained their animal groups name.

A Bazaar of Guillemots

If you’ve ever seen how these birds band together, you would agree that their collective noun would be “bazaar.” It’s crowded, loud, and everyone is looking for the same kind of food.

A Screech of Gulls

The noises that are more commonly attributed to the sea is the screech of gulls. You know you’re close to the water when you hear their memorable sound. It’s only fitting that it would become part of their collective noun.

A Siege of Herons

The birds strike forward and attack their prey, pushing their long beaks into the water with a quick snatch. It’s fast, and it’s powerful. You can imagine how a group of them doing it would be like.

A Bloat of Hippopotamuses

Not a very flattering one, but pretty obvious considering the aspect of this surprisingly dangerous animal. Besides, “bloat” is better than “fat”.

A Bike of Hornets

It’s not just a “nest”, although that would be accurate as well. The collective noun for hornets is “bike”, as that could refer to loud sounds they collectively make. Only it’s more threatening.

A Stud of Horses

It’s not just a singular expression that is often attributed to manly, resourceful men, or let’s say, successful on an intimate level, but “stud” also refers to a group of horses. That is as long as they’re owned by the same person. If not, it’s “team”, “troop”, or “herd”.

A Cackle of Hyenas

Since hyenas are mostly represented as the thieving animals who steal prey and basically do an evil laugh while doing it, the term “cackle” shouldn’t be surprising. It’s amusingly fitting, though.

A Plague of Insects

Perhaps it sounds unfair to attribute such a negative noun to all insects, considering some of them actually do a lot of good for the world. Although perhaps when there are more of them they can become a nuisance.

A Smack of Jellyfish

If they do smack you, it will be painful, so it’s probably fitting that their animal group name will warn you of their abilities. If you’ve ever been stung by one, you’ve known true pain from such a small sting.

A Leap of Leopards

Another beautiful large feline who has gotten a collective noun that is well fitting with their incredible skills. Don’t be fooled by the pictures of leopards lounging on trees because they have definitely worked on those leg muscles.

A Lounge of Lizards

Some of them are lazy and are known to lounge around, doing basically nothing. There are some though that are pretty fast once you get them pumped up enough, though.

A Richness of Martens

What do you get when you mix an otter with a fox? Probably a marten, a cute animal with rich fur which can definitely be vicious when provoked.

A Mischief of Mice

They certainly are mischievous enough to gain that name for their collective noun. They sneak around, steal, and frighten most people. Besides, they have superpowers. All they have to do is show up to close down a restaurant.

A Scourge of Mosquitoes

Just after hearing the name we can fully understand why. They’re irritating and can wreak havoc if let inside the house, and are quite the carriers of a few dangerous diseases.

A Watch of Nightingales

“We are the Watchers on the Wall”. It may be a wrong reference, but Game of Thrones’ Night Watch with “a watch of nightingales”? Maybe? There’s no connection since the name was coined a while ago, but it’s certainly more easy to think of today.

A Romp of Otters

Or a “raft” depending on which one sounds better to you. On one hand, they can be vicious and well, a little too active, but they’re also known to float together, holding hands. Which is otterly adorable! You’ve probably heard that one before, but it’s hard to abstain.

A Stare of Owls

Otherwise called a “parliament” of owls, though their stares are probably more iconic, unblinking and twisting their head as if utterly confused by your words.

A Pandemonium of Parrots

It’s not only a beautiful alliteration, but it’s also fitting. With their tremendous amounts of hues, a group of parrots can certainly be a pandemonium of colors.

An Ostentation of Peacocks

They’re fabulous, and they flaunt it. And let’s face it, the way they stand out is not subtle at all, although it’s remarkably beautiful.

A Prickle of Porcupines

Perhaps an “ouch of porcupines” did not sound too good.

A Rhumba of Rattlesnakes

Given that they have all the instruments they need directly into their tail, shaking and dancing, rattlesnakes do certainly sound like a rhumba. A deadly one. If you hear that music, it’s time to back off.

An Unkindness of Ravens

A beautifully poetic collective noun, and an excellent symbol of the animal who has been used over and over again in literature or even movies.

A Stubbornness of Rhinos

Or a “crash of rhinos”, if you would prefer. However, if they’re stubborn, it’s advised that you just let them be. You’re not going to win that clash of heads.

A Congress of Salamanders

If this is a jab at politics because they’re slippery and disappear when you need them, or not, we don’t know. Possibly. Very likely.

A Shiver of Sharks

Certainly one of the many reactions they inspire, even though there is little to fear. Media and movies, such as “Jaws” have portrayed the wrong image of this majestic animal. They are not the bloodthirsty creature they are made out to be. However, they are animals, and they have their instincts, so don’t go poking at them like a little aquarium fish.

An Escargatoire of Snails

It’s perhaps not something that would easily come to your mind, though saying “group” wouldn’t actually be correct. The other options are “rout” or “walk” for these, sometimes edible, creatures.

A Streak of Tigers

Or an “ambush” of tigers, depending on which one would come more easily to you. However, given that they’re solitary creatures and you’ll rarely see them in groups, don’t worry about it.

A Generation of Vipers

Snakes do seem to have a share amount of special collective nouns for them. There must be something symbolic behind that, though keep in mind that they’re not creatures commonly attributed to good things. Except the rhumba of rattlesnakes. That sounds good and funky!

A Wisdom of Wombats

We’re starting to think that alliteration is a major player in picking this animal groups names for them. Although, perhaps wombats are wise.

A Descent of Woodpeckers

They are well known for their habits of pecking on trees with a loud and trademark sound. Commonly, they start at the top and go progressively lower on the trunk until they find food.

A Dazzle of Zebras

The last on this list are the mesmerizing, black and white zebras who dazzle and boggle the mind at the same time. We cannot count the number of puzzles that have been using their beautifully complex patterns over and over again. Also, another fact worth mentioning, their stripes are unique. Each zebra has its own pattern, like a fingerprint.

And with that, we conclude this series. Are there more interesting names we have missed?

Animal Groups Names You Didn’t Know (Part 2)

The list continues showing you the oddest and most interesting animal groups names out there, a fascinating concept in itself. It’s a beautiful way of expression and display of their traits and, on some occasions, of what they represent. At the very least, our human interpretations of different animal behavior and human-like qualities. We can’t actually check if lions have pride since it’s more likely an instinct of self-preservation. But we won’t ruin it for you.

And this is not even the beginning of it.

A Team of Cattle

A strong representation of hard work, cattle band together, graze together, live together, and are often put simultaneously at work. It stands to reason that they would be called a team when they’re all in one place.

A Coalition of Cheetahs

An alliance of the fierce and fast animals that roam around savannas. They are considered to be the fastest cats on earth, so it’s probably their only option to forge a partnership with others who can keep up. Especially if they’re cheating…

A Chattering of Chicks

Feel free to read anything into it. Even though the fairer sex is commonly associated with endless chatter in the media, this is much more likely addressing the incessant chirping of little chicks. It’s like an unending choir that does not stop until they grow.

A Bed of Clams

Some of them might be edible while they’re still fresh, and viciously dangerous if they’re not. It would be odd to say you’ve eaten a bed of clams or order it, but it’s good to know most of us have been saying it all wrong.

A Quiver of Cobras

One of the delightfully appropriate and beautiful animal groupings name there is. Whether it’s referring to the threatening light quivering of the snakes or the common reaction to them, it’s certainly fitting.

An Intrusion of Cockroaches

It cannot get more appropriate than this. They are the enemies of our kitchens and unwelcomed guests in any house. Certainly, they fit as the intruders that everyone tries to exterminate.

A Raft of Coots

These water birds swim together in a tight formation, especially as little hatchlings. They float slowly but steadily, giving off the impression of a raft calmly going through the motions of the water.

A Gulp of Cormorants

Another species of birds that dwell in the waters. Cormorants have a quick and easy way to swallow their food, all done in one swoop gulp. In fact, they’re such efficient hunters that Chinese fishermen traditionally use them to catch fish. However, their throats are tied up, so they can’t gulp down their catch.

A Kine of Cows

It’s not a herd nor a pack, it’s a kine. For such a common and well-known animal, it may be surprising that we haven’t referred to them right.

A Band of Coyotes

They might not be rock stars, but coyotes certainly like singing together and causing shivers to run down the spines of listeners. It’s a fascinating habit of the canines, and exceptional to hear… as long as you’re not too close.

A Cast of Crabs

These tiny little critters move like a cast of ballerinas sideways, so the name is beyond fitting.

A Float of Crocodiles

They might be heavy, dangerous, and one of the most ancient ancestor of the extinct dinosaurs. Crocodiles swim in the deep end of the water to control their body temperature, but they also float together on the surface. Nothing but their eyes and the tip of their snout edges out.

A Murder of Crows

Possibly one of the most well-known collective noun due to literature, music, and movies. However, they’re also called a parcel or a storytelling of crows.

A Gang of Deer

Roaming the forests mostly together, the more commonly used word is “herd”. It’s not incorrect, but it’s certainly not the most interesting. They are also called a “leash of deer”.

A Clash of Bucks

An easy one to interpret, if only for their famous clashes and fights that make these otherwise innocent-looking animals terrifying. One push of their horns will send you homeward.

A Cry of Hounds

Dogs, in general, are referred to as the well-known “kennel of dogs”. However, hounds have a few collective nouns from themselves, including cry and mute.

A Pitying of Turtle Doves

Or a “pitenousness” of turtle doves. This is in spite of the fact that normal doves can be called a dule, a dole, a cote, or a paddling.

A Badling of Ducks

Available only for the ground birds. It’s safer just to call them a flock, though.

A Convocation of Eagles

Recognized as one of the noblest and proudest animals, eagles do not gain the name of flock or herd. Oh no, leave that to the “petty ducks”.

A Fry of Eels

Is it because they can actually fry things with their electricity? Possibly.

A Memory of Elephants

Hinged on one of the most well-known facts about the massive animals. Elephants are famous for having an exceptional memory, one that is believed can surpass a human’s given their lifespan.

A Business of Ferrets

They’re not exactly the most formally “dressed” animals, such as penguins and their little tuxedos. However, they do poke their noses into other people’s business, so perhaps that’s the true explanation behind their name.

A Charm of Finches

These tiny little beautiful birds have trademark brightly colored cheeks. It makes them look as if they’re always blushing.

A Flamboyance of Flamingos

With long legs and pink feathers, there’s no doubt that these birds are so flamboyant in their appearance that they’re only missing some tulle. They’re easy to spot and popular around the world for their colors. And they sure flaunt it.

A Knot of Frogs

If you’ve ever seen frogs banding together, you will definitely understand why. In fact, you should go ahead and search it right now if you haven’t. It’s clearly a tight knot between friends.

A Troop of Foxes

It’s also called a “leash”, a “skulk”, or an “earth” of foxes, given the cunning manner of these adorable-looking animals. They have been shown to be smart and resourceful, and actually caring for their cubs.

Not enough? Move on to part three of this series.