20 Scary & Dangerous Vacation Disasters (PHOTOS)

People may have different ideas of what makes a perfect vacation, whether it's a surf-and-sand getaway or an adventure-filled outoor trek. But everybody wants the same thing: a good time. Unfortunately that's not always how things turn out. For some families, vacations can turn into nightmares.


Earthquakes, wild animal attacks, weather that goes from bad to worse or even deadly -- a slew of natural disasters and other unforseen circumstances can wreak havoc on your long-awaited vacation plans. Should that stop you from heading out? Probably not. Just be sure you research the destination you plan to visit. Here are 20 potential dangers lurking in popular vacation destinations. 



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