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Entries by Andrew Burmon from 10/2011

Hula Dancers Reopen Popular Hawaiian-Themed Spa Near Fukushima (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.03.2011 | Travel

In a sartorial departure from the Hazmat suits, a group of Japanese Hula dancers dawned grass skirts and headdresses over the weekend to preside over ...

The Key To Cruising: How A Port Project Explains An Industry

Posted 10.05.2011 | Travel

Dave Taylor has been running the Cypress House B&B in Key West, Florida for 15 years, and though he’s gotten used to increased traffic on days when ...

Moscow Apple Museum Planned As Steve Jobs Tribute (VIDEO)

Posted 10.07.2011 | Travel

Andrei Antonov, who has been collecting rare Apple memorabilia for the last three decades, is now publicly floating the idea of creating an Apple Muse...

Visiting The Occupy Wall Street Protests, NYC's Newest Tourist Attraction (VIDEO)

Posted 10.08.2011 | Travel

Some have come to listen and others simply to watch, but it is clear that many travelers now see the #OccupyWallStreet protest as a New York Destinati...

Big Ben Is The Leaning Tower Of London

Posted 10.10.2011 | Travel

Big Ben, the famed clock tower at the Palace of Westminster in central London, is beginning to lean, according to a survey that found the 315 foot bel...

Struggling Japan To Give 10,000 Airplane Tickets To International Tourists (UPDATE)

Posted 10.10.2011 | Travel

Japan’s national tourism agency has announced plans to give away 10,000 free flights to the country to international travelers as part of an initiat...

Laurence Bergreen On Columbus As Explorer And World-Class Jerk (VIDEO)

Posted 10.10.2011 | Travel

Christopher Columbus's life is proof that the process of discovery doesn't begin or end with landfall. Columbus didn't go looking for a new world and,...

White Flag: Punk Rocker Henry Rollins' Peaceful Travel Photography

Posted 10.11.2011 | Travel

That Henry Rollins, the burly, tattooed ballistic behind Black Flag, has attempted to distill a decade worth of experiences wandering through the wors...

Lithuania: World's Goofiest Tourism Promoter?

Posted 10.11.2011 | Travel

Lithuania’s National Tourism Board is not going to back down. After Stephen Colbert reviewed the board’s Lithuania perfume harshly earlier this ye...

Paradise Lust: Searching For The Garden Of Eden With Brook Wilensky-Lanford

Posted 10.12.2011 | Travel

In Pararadise Lust: Searching For The Garden of Eden, Brook Wilensky-Lanford documents the journeys of a few of the metaphysical explorers who tried a...

Hugo Chavez Expropriates Caribbean Island Mansions And Yachts

Posted 10.12.2011 | Travel

Venezuela President Hugo Chavez announced on television over the weekend that he plans to expropriate the mansions on Los Rocques, a beautiful Caribbe...

Tickets To Harry Potter Studio Go On Sale

Posted 10.13.2011 | Travel

WATFORD, England — The magical world of Harry Potter is being meticulously reassembled at a former aerodrome near London. The collection of she...

Mick's Bow And Arrow: Jagger Named Tourism Ambassador To Amazon

Posted 10.13.2011 | Travel

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has been named an honorary ambassador for tourism to the Amazon rainforest by the Peruvian government, which has a...

Daniel Libeskind's Museum Of German Military History Opens (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.15.2011 | Travel

Dresden's remodeled Museum of Military History, set to open on October 15, is contained by a former armory that, thanks to the work of famed architect...

Searching The Amazon For Uncontacted, Unconquered Tribes (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 10.18.2011 | Travel

After receiving his first assignment for National Geographic Magazine, an article about the efforts of a Brazilian activist named Sydney Possuelo to p...

Gone With The Wind: An Architect Designs A Cloud For Travelers (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.19.2011 | Travel

Tiago Barros was tired of heading from point A to point B to Point D by way of appointment C, but there wasn't really any other option: Modern transpo...

Fake Croc Prank Confuses English Paper About Dangers Of Aussie Beach

Posted 10.19.2011 | Travel

The world's most dangerous beach isn't so dangerous after all. Queensland natives were a little puzzled when The Telegraph newspaper recently lis...

Carhenge, A Nebraska Landmark, Is Up For Sale (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.20.2011 | Travel

Carhenge, the automotive reconstruction of Stonehenge that has long been one of Nebraska's most popular attractions, is on the market. The 24-year...

Visiting The Gates Of Hell All Over The World (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.21.2011 | Travel

Grandma may be breathless over her trip to the Holy Land and your cousin may want to go snowboarding at Heavenly, but most people receive more persona...

Creating A Haunted House In Fenway Park (VIDEO)

Posted 10.25.2011 | Travel

Fenway Park was cursed, now it's haunted. A massive Halloween spectacular has been installed under the bleachers of the beloved ballpark, a fitting en...

Psychedelic Lightshow Illuminates Aging English Castle (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.26.2011 | Travel

The Illuminating York Festival, an annual celebration during which elaborate or psychedelic patterns are projected on the city's iconic buildings, beg...

Diwali Lights Up South Asia (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.26.2011 | Travel

South Asia's evening gloom is being punctured and punctuated by children's fireworks and sparklers as revelers take to the streets to celebrate Diwali...

Northwest Passage Thawing: How Warming Complicates Cruising The Canadian Arctic

Posted 10.27.2011 | Travel

The melting of Arctic ice first made the Northwest Passage passable for a cruise ship in 1984, creating an opportunity for outfitters to cater to thos...

Louisiana Corn Maze Thanks Seal Team 6 (VIDEO)

Posted 10.27.2011 | Travel

A Louisiana man has used a corn field to write a very large thank you note to Seal Team 6, the elite unit that stormed Osama Bin Laden's compound in P...

Halloween 2011: Where Popular Nightmares Come From (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 10.28.2011 | Travel

Everyone knows that vampires come from Transylvania. They've got that campy accent and they look Romanian -- even Count Chocula has the tall, dark an...