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Protecting our country with my family's great love - tea.

Pioneers for Change | Posted 09.27.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Merrill J. Fernando We are a family of tea makers who became accidental hoteliers, born of our commitment to ethical tea production and a genui...

China's National Day Holiday Expected to Boost Tourism

AsiaToday | Posted 09.26.2016 | World

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday -October 1 marks the beginning of the week-long National Day holidays, one of the most important Chi...

With This Spotify Playlist, You Too Can Be a Tour-Guide DJ

Rick Steves | Posted 09.21.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Photo: The Travelphile When I was a small boy, my dad and I "invented" something we called "stereo ears" -- if you cup your ears at a concert, you hea...

Sharing the Joys of Discovery

Rick Steves | Posted 09.20.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Photo: The Travelphile My life's mission is teaching Europe to Americans in a meaningful and challenging way that is economic, efficient, unforgettabl...

Think Blue: Finding Growth in the Caribbean Sea

Pawan Patil | Posted 09.20.2016 | Green
Pawan Patil

Ours is a blue planet. Water covers over 70% of the Earth's surface, and the ocean economy drives global trade, annually contributing around 3% or US$...

Video: Rijksmuseum Blitz

Rick Steves | Posted 09.19.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I just finished a marvelous tour of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam with our tour group and am inspired by the local art-historian guide we enjoyed. Dur...

An Inside Look at Our On-the-Road Tour Planning

Rick Steves | Posted 09.19.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I am two days into our Best of Europe in 21 Days tour. I have 27 wonderful tour members and I'm assisted by two of our top guides, Ben Cameron and Tri...

Streets Where Dreams Come Alive

Ursula Nwobu | Posted 09.06.2016 | Travel
Ursula Nwobu

PhotoCredit When I first heard the song Empire State of Mind, I was blown. I felt like my voice synced with Alicia Keys every time I heard those note...

6 Of The Wildest Parties Around The World

Courtney Lambert | Posted 08.26.2016 | Travel
Courtney Lambert

Move over Full Moon Party and Coachella. From fashion to vegetable flinging and music festivals to national holidays, take a sneak peek at how the world parties hard and perhaps you animals may find yourself at one for your next international escapade.

Attendance At The Most-Visited Museum In The World Is Down 20 Percent

artnet News | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.25.2016 | Arts

This article originally appeared on artnet News. Tourism to Paris is in bad shape — and the city’s cultural institutions have been feeling the p...

Russia Eyes to Lure Chinese Tourists

AsiaToday | Posted 08.21.2016 | World

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday - Amid falling international oil prices and economic slowdown, Russia is eyeing to attract Chinese c...

These Are The Most Beautiful Towns In The Country

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 08.19.2016 | Travel

The United States of America is one stunning country, and Conde Nast Traveler took it upon themselves to do something fairly difficult: rank its most ...

Why Kurdistan Is a Pillar of Hope in a Turbulent Middle East

Sasha Toperich | Posted 08.15.2016 | World
Sasha Toperich

As government officials in Erbil often say, "We've made mistakes, but we are now correcting them." This tends to be true, and although there is much work to be done and the road ahead is long, the Kurdistan region is on the right track.

Italy Will Now Fine You If You Try To Save A Spot At The Beach

Atlas Obscura | Posted 08.10.2016 | Travel
Atlas Obscura

Italy is home to some of the busiest beaches in the world, which have been popular with vacationers throughout Europe for decades.

On a Grand Tour

Yara Zgheib | Posted 08.08.2016 | Travel
Yara Zgheib

Had I been an eccentric European aristocrat, young and male in the sixteenth century, at age eighteen I would have embarked on the classical Grand Tour.

St. Dominic's Fair has already begun

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 08.02.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

Gdansk has always been a city attracting tourists, but this year can be record-breaking, as we have already noticed an increase in the numbers of visi...

There Will Always Be an England. Maybe Not a U.K.

Irv Chapman | Posted 08.02.2016 | Travel
Irv Chapman

I remember one of my earliest visits to London, in the 1950s. I had a nice lunch in a restaurant on the second floor of a building with windows facing the Houses of Parliament. A lamb chop and canned peas cost me seven shillings sixpence, at the time about one dollar.

Don't Be Scared, This Will Change Your Life

College Tourist | Posted 08.01.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

By Laura Caroline Gingrich of University of Washington Seven important reasons why traveling will forever influence your perspective. I always knew ...

It's Okay to Come Home

College Tourist | Posted 08.01.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

By Alexandria Polanosky of Ohio University Learning to appreciate your home country as much as your host country As your time in your host country ...

10 Ways My Summer Abroad Grew Me

College Tourist | Posted 08.01.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

By Liz Domeck of Elon University Traveling is so much more than just checking off countries and cities on a list; it is about discovering and ...

The Subway Ride That Reminded Me What Makes America Great

Jessica Shortall | Posted 08.02.2016 | Politics
Jessica Shortall

On Wednesday, I sat on the A train on my way from Queens to Manhattan. Across from me sat a young mother with her baby boy. Both of them were laughing and clapping along with a Muslim Uzbek woman who had arrived late the night before, setting foot in the West for the very first time.

11 Tourist Traps That Are Actually Worth Visiting

PureWow | Posted 08.01.2016 | Travel

You travel to see the world, not to wait in three-hour lines to make it to the top of an overpriced observatory deck. That said, certain proverbial ...

To Ringo With Love - A note from Ol Pejeta

Turk Pipkin | Posted 07.31.2016 | Green
Turk Pipkin

In July, I had just returned from working in Kenya on The Nobelity Project's education and conservation projects and received some heart-breaking news...

As Climate Change Hits Economies, Small Island States Turn to Selling Passports

Till Bruckner | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business
Till Bruckner

Such economic citizenship programmes, which are being run by several small island states in the region, have raised concerns that terrorists, criminals and other shady characters could buy Caribbean passports to evade justice, slip into Europe and North America through the back door, or squirrel away billions in stolen public money in tropical tax paradises.

Just Curious: A Short Interview with Museum Hack's Nick Gray

Danny Groner | Posted 07.26.2016 | Travel
Danny Groner

Museums can be tough to navigate. Even with a docent, depending on who it is, a few hours might seem endless. So back in 2013, Nick Gray had an idea t...