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PHOTOS: A Day At Chernobyl, 26 Years Later

Elyse Pasquale | Posted 10.11.2012 | Travel
Elyse Pasquale

It takes a certain kind of tourist to sign away their life and board a bus to the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster.

Will Costa Concordia Go From Ship To Tourist Attraction?

Dr. Philip Stone | Posted 03.23.2012 | Travel
Dr. Philip Stone

What seems to be making the sinking of the Costa Concordia such a compelling narrative and the ship such an attraction is parallels with the Titanic disaster 100 years ago.

A Capuchin Crypt Full Of Well-Preserved Old Friars

Atlas Obscura | Posted 12.30.2011 | Travel
Atlas Obscura

Originally intended for other dead friars, a strange tradition emerged over the ensuing centuries as affluent Sicilians were entombed in the crypts as a symbol of social status.