Top 10 Travel galleries of 2013

2013-12-27 09:44
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Everyone loves a good batch of tantalizing travel photographs, especially when they give you a little peek into dream destinations or trendy hot spots.

During 2013, we published a large variety of galleries – ranging from the top wildlife photographs of the year to an overview of why the US state shutdown sucked particularly much for tourists.

However, looking at the top 10, it seems like our readers are rather partial to the sexy, offbeat and scary side of things.

Take a look at our 10 most-viewed galleries of 2013:

10. Scary viewing decks (23 524 views)

Willis Tower, Chicago, US (Shutterstock)

A knee-tingling, adrenaline inducing gallery of 10 elevated viewing platforms around the world, including Chicago's Willis Tower, Five Fingers in Austria and the Grand Canyon Skywalk. 

9. Funny animal photo bombs (25 269)

A hippo-critical grin (Jest)

When the Banff squirrel stumbled into the self-timed photograph of two hikers a couple of years ago, he had no idea what a crazy animal photobombing trend would follow. This gallery rounds up a few of the best around the internet. 

8. Cape of storms (30 391)

Sea Point Main Road (945Kfm via Twitter)

Snow, hail, heavy rains and flooding - when the Western Cape found itself hit by crazy weather at the beginning of June this year, social media networks went berserk with users posting photos of their experiences. We collected a few of the most spectacular.  

7. Awkward family holiday photos (31 136)

We all have a few of these lurking in a dusty photo album, or AFP as they prefer to call themselves let's you share these cringe-worthy memories with the world. We decided to gather a few of the most embarrassing family holiday pics. 

6. Weird themed cruises (32 726)

Trekkies at Sea allows Star Trek fans to hobnob with their favourite characters and celebs while at sea. (Shutterstock)

Always thought cruise holidays were boring? We found a few crazily themed water-borne holidays around the web that might change your mind forever. 

5. Sexpo (34 951)


South Africa's premier health and lifestyle show with a sexy twist hit Cape Town in March this year. Knowing it draws travellers from across the Western Cape, even perhaps the country, we gave readers a little preview of what to expect. 

4. Cool maps of the world (57 094)

Flag map of the world (@Amazing_Maps

There's just something magical about maps - especially if you're blessed with a good dose of wanderlust. @Amazing_Maps makes it their business to produce awesome, infographic maps that provide an alternative perspective on the world. Check out our selection of some of the most interesting. 

3. Cape Town’s 3rd naked bike ride (57 827)

(AFP Photo/Rodger Bosch)

Naked and semi-clad cyclists gathered in the Mother City's streets to raise awareness about cycling safety and making use of eco-friendly transport. They joined like-minded cyclists from large cities across the globe on the 9th of March.  

2. 10 naughty destinations (66 317)

Moulin Rouge in Paris, France (Miguel Medina/AFP)

Tired of boring old museums and sightseeing? Well, then you might be interested in checking out these 10 raunchy destinations from around the globe.  

1. World’s best topless beaches (80 040)

Las Salinas, Ibiza, Spain (Shutterstock)

If you love sunbathing, but hate those nasty tan lines, you may want to investigate these 12 beaches on your travels. This is obviously a big issue for our readers, as it drew over 80 000 views... or wait... 

Honourable mention:

View from the window seat

Kili from the window seat. Sent in by Bonnie Doughtie

We unassumingly posted a photo of the day taken from an airplane seat and got an overwhelming response from readers sending in their own versions of the popular travel photograph. It was a huge surprise and we loved all the images... so keep them coming! 

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