Family strikes rich and finds golden treasure on vacation
By Aimee Heckel
Talk about a good deal on your family vacation. Imagine coming home $300,000 richer.
It sounds like the plot for a movie, but it really happened. A family found a gold treasure of coins and chains during their family vacation, according to and article in the Christian-Science Monitor.
The gold was from a shipwreck in 1715.
Looking to strike gold, too? Here are a few ways you could get lucky on your next vacation:
Although the Gold Rush is over, you can still panhandle for gold in many locations around the country. Find gold-panning areas in Colorado, Florida, Nevada, Oregon, Wyoming, Alaska and Utah, to just name a few states.
Read about how to pan for gold here. Make sure you have a gold pan and a classifier. Believe it or not, you can get a gold panning kit at many regular retailers, including Walmart.com. Walmart’s gold panning kit is $17.53 and includes two lightweight pans, vials, a “prospector’s rock pick” made out of heavy-duty steel, tweezers and a magnifier.
Try your luck in Vegas — or some of the many casinos outside of Vegas in other states. In fact, you can go gold panning just outside of Blackhawk in Colorado and double your luck of striking it rich.
Even if you don’t hit the jackpot, you’re in luck. You can still come home with money. Make sure you take advantage of these great travel coupons and pair them with Cash Back to save the most on your next vacation.
You can always plan a pirate-themed vacation, too. Stay in the pirate room at Legoland or stay at Treasure Island in Vegas.
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