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The Price Of Paradise In Sri Lanka

American Anthropological Association | Posted 09.09.2012 | Travel
American Anthropological Association

How do far-flung places come to be such tourist hot-spots -- and, perhaps more intriguingly, what are the local consequences?

Behold The Lego Coliseum!

Posted 07.10.2012 | Arts

If you thought the Coliseum was an impressive work of architecture, wait until you see it made out of Legos. In Ryan McNaught's colossal Lego undertak...

Pilgrimage For Art And Food In The Midi-Pyrénées

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.08.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I am not a big drinker and ten o'clock in the morning is definitely not my idea of the best time to down my liquor. But here I am, sniffing and sipping a variety of Armagnacs with unexpected enthusiasm, ready to pay for it with a huge headache.

WATCH: How To Boat To Somalia Without Getting Killed By Pirates

Adam Valen Levinson | Posted 08.26.2012 | Travel
Adam Valen Levinson

Attacks are unlikely on Somali ships and for a fee tourists can hitch a ride from Yemen with some cargo. In my case, there were a lot of cookies involved.

Tourism of Destruction, Tourism of Construction: Two Trips to the Holy Land

Marc Gopin | Posted 08.25.2012 | Travel
Marc Gopin

Tourism is a business involving a billion people a year meeting several other billion people whose lives they profoundly affect economically and socia...

Maine's Most Memorable Tourist Trap?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 08.25.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Monhegan Island, Maine, is almost too pretty for words. That's probably how the problem started: Everyone wanted to go there.

Borneo Is For Jazz Lovers

Kip Patrick | Posted 08.21.2012 | Travel
Kip Patrick

The island of Borneo is known for many things: virgin rainforests, exotic wildlife, world-class scuba diving. Jazz doesn't make the list

Check Out A Different Side Of Florence

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.19.2012 | Travel
Lev Raphael

Thanks to a friend, I found a quarter of this famous city that felt completely apart. The architectural beauty was there, but the tourists weren't.

How Tourism Is Helping Namibia

Elevate Destinations | Posted 08.19.2012 | Travel
Elevate Destinations

Namibia is in the midst of a conservation revolution, exchanging generations of wildlife conflict, poaching and unsustainable land-use practices for unparalleled levels of habitat protection, wildlife conservation and sustainable development.

Space Agency To Lift Veil On Storied Rocket Facility

Posted 06.12.2012 | Science

By: Robert Z. Pearlman Published: 06/12/2012 07:45 AM EDT on The NASA control center that gave the command to launch rockets to the mo...

'Arts & Economic Prosperity IV' Proves That the Arts Industry Is Resilient, Even in a Down Economy

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 08.12.2012 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

The point of the arts is obviously not to create jobs; the point is to help us communicate in new ways about what it is like to be human. But isn't it great to know that the arts are also a robust industry hat helps fuel America's economy?

See Africa Like You've Never Seen It Before

Milkshake | Posted 08.11.2012 | Good News

UNITE does not send clients to tourist traps. Instead, they visit UNITE's partner organizations -- all of whom are working in the fields of women's health, education and microfinance -- in places most tourists would never venture.

Together, Boosting the Benefits of Asian Tourism

Sebastien Marot | Posted 07.30.2012 | Impact
Sebastien Marot

At the World Economic Forum in Bangkok, I'm thinking about tourism. Across South-east Asia, tourism is booming.

Cruise Ships Financially Exploit Onshore Stores

Nicole Glass | Posted 07.21.2012 | Business
Nicole Glass

Their seemingly-cultural onshore excursions are a product of the more than half a billion dollars their cruise line pays on advertising each year. With shopping bags in hand, the suntanned Caribbean vacationers return to the ship that their wallets never parted from.

Putting Irish Science on the (Google) Map

John Lee | Posted 07.18.2012 | Media
John Lee

It's a digital, interactive, online, tricked-out Google map called The Atlas of Ingenious Ireland. Dedicated to "Putting Irish Science on the Map," it locates and annotates key science, tech and natural history landmarks.

Andrew Burmon

Visiting The Next Giza | Andrew Burmon | Posted 11.05.2012 | Travel

The only English words heard in Said Gomaa's coffee shop are expletives shouted by the action stars blasting their way through a satellite network's a...

A Segway Happened On The Way To The Forum

Erica Firpo | Posted 07.11.2012 | Travel
Erica Firpo

Segways have been slowly infiltrating Rome and a bi-wheel tour seemed lazy, cumbersome and slightly ridiculous.

How Did Hillary Clinton's Diplomacy Tour Turn Into an Indian Holiday, Winning Hearts?

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 07.10.2012 | Media
Sreedhar Pillai

Hillary and her team had planned to engage Mamta Banerjee for extracting concessions for U.S. investment. Instead, Hillary simply turned her trip into a charm offensive.

Are You Safer In Mexico Or America?

Lonely Planet | Posted 02.07.2013 | Travel
Lonely Planet

Texans are twice as safe in Mexico and three times safer than in Houston.

Sharon Silke Carty

Gas Prices On The Decline Through Summer | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 05.10.2012 | Money

Gas prices have been falling for five consecutive weeks, defying prognosticators who said the cost would soar to a national average of $5 a gallon. ...

Vote: Which US Destination Is The Ultimate Summer Vacation Spot?

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 06.04.2012 | Travel

Last year you told us which worldly destination make up your bucket list, this year we're staying state side with an homage to all things Americana. S...

Spring Breakers Still Travelling To Mexico Despite Security Warnings

AP | Posted 05.02.2012 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico is taking a rare opportunity to tweak neighboring Texas, saying the number of U.S. spring breakers visiting Mexico this year ros...

U.S. Aims To Lure Tourists With New Campaign

AP | SAMANTHA BOMKAMP | Posted 05.02.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- How do you sell Times Square and the Grand Canyon? The Carolinas and California? Residents of Japan, Canada and the United Kingdom are ge...

Indian Road Trip As Cultural Buffet

Leora Novick | Posted 06.21.2012 | Travel
Leora Novick

The streets were clogged with traffic, brightly painted trucks, rickshaws and regal looking camels pulling wagons full of grain.

Greece Is The Wor(l)d: 4

Alexia Amvrazi | Posted 06.06.2012 | World
Alexia Amvrazi

In these places you may find an atmosphere of solemnity amongst locals, but prices have fallen, people are eager to offer as much as they can, and the country's natural glory shines on.