Active + Adventure

Aggro-Tourism: Stress-Busting Vacations

by Jason Harper

Deep breaths just aren't working anymore. You've sworn off CNBC and your local paper is now history, but there's no escaping the tsunami of bad economic news. A beach vacation would only give you more time to obsess over how much your 401(k) is losing with each oncoming wave. No, you can't take this crisis lying down. It's time to be proactive, to take up arms against a sea of trouble, to really and truly vent. Go ahead, break something, shoot something, blow something up! Hell, even set yourself on fire. We've assembled a list of the world's most aggressive vacations, our picks for the best places to blow off some steam. Firing an AK-47 may not bring back your stock portfolio, but it's way more fun than egging the houses of AIG execs.

Published May 2009. Pictured: Pillow fight in Stuttgart, Germany

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