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American Culture Shock: Visiting Israel and Dealing with Shabbat

Ronen Paldi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Ronen Paldi

American tourists would be wise to understand that it is still the world's only Jewish country and customs and habits are a little bit different there than in America.

Nepal: Stepping Forward for a Better Future (PHOTOS)

Catherine Cussaguet | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Catherine Cussaguet

I returned to Nepal for three weeks, trekking in an area called Langtang. I went there for a recreational purpose but this journey was also a great learning experience about the state of Nepal today.

Red Sea Sharks Made in Israel?

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

A German tourist was mauled to death by a shark off Egypt's Red Sea coast Sunday, but if popular rumors on the street are to be believed, it was the I...

The Rupee Road to Riches

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

U.S. tourists frequently tell me about the mass poverty they see in India. There's no denying that. But for now, the opportunity to go from rags to riches is there.

Are We Wasting Money on the Arts?

Russell Bishop | Posted 03.20.2015 | Arts
Russell Bishop

Investing in the arts has a longer time horizon of return and a greater positive impact for our GDP than one-off 'shovel ready' projects or any bailout. One wonders why our politicians aren't listening to these numbers.

A Hamsterdam in Amsterdam (PHOTOS)

Anne Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Anne Sobel


What Travelers Should Know About Visiting Israel

Ronen Paldi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Ronen Paldi

While Israel is a modern society with most of the same comforts as America, it is a country built on ancient religious doctrines and customs and very conservative in many ways.

Study: Boycott Cost Arizona $140 Million

AP | BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — A boycott brought on by Arizona's controversial immigration crackdown raised the specter of vacant convention centers, desolate sports...

You Know You're A New Yorker When...

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Our endearingly low-fi local news station NY1 has posted a great depiction of what it means to be a New Yorker. The new promo gets all the right city ...

Reconciling the Sweetness of the Colombian People with Their Violent History

Sasha Cagen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Sasha Cagen

As I traveled through Colombia over the last three months, I remained ignorant of Colombian history. Specifically, the history of violence. Of course...

The Dichotomy of Haiti: Hell Meets, well, Heaven

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

There is a fundamental dichotomy in Haiti between Heaven and Hell. I chose to embrace its heaven while trying to eradicate its hell.

Burma: democracy banned but NLD lifts tourism boycott

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

On Sunday, as Burmese head to the polls (or more likely stay indoors, in an opposition inspired boycott) a far reaching decision by the main oppositio...

Travel Like a Chef

Michael Laiskonis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Laiskonis

Though we may not all plan our vacations around high temples of gastronomy, that doesn't mean we shouldn't steer clear of bland hotel fare, tourist-trap cafés, or worse, homogenous fast food.

PHOTOS: 5 Customs To Keep In Mind When Abroad

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

It's said that when you're in Rome, you should do as the Romans do. But when you don't know what the Romans consider customary, it's easy to end up lo...

STREET ART: Walking Tours Of Street Art In Argentina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

A burgeoning niche in the arts & culture world, street art tourism has obvious appeal. In Argentina, Graffitimundo has began offering walking tours of...

Join Us in Integrated Approach to Build The New Haiti

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Léogâne, Haiti. I am perhaps the most excited I have been in my entire life as I prepare to move to Haiti next month. Ten months after the earthqu...

Fishing Communities and Politics of Climate Change in India

K. P. Sasi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
K. P. Sasi

The cause of increasing sea levels may be a subject of debate to some, but it is a living reality threatening the lives and livelihood of more than 1 billion people living in low-lying areas.

NYC Bedbugs Scaring Off NYC Tourists

AP | SARA KUGLER FRAZIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City's bedbugs have climbed out of bed and marched into landmarks like the Empire State Building, Bloomingdale's and Lincoln...

WATCH: Bill Maher Breaks Down Conservation For 'Real Americans'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

According to a recent U.N. report (PDF), the "economic invisibility of nature is a problem" for humankind. Despite the fact that as many as 500 mill...

Stepping off the Plane in Dubai

Joy Jewell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Joy Jewell

There's plenty to entertain, inspire and excite in Dubai.

Imagining Peace: The Practical Advantages of an Israeli/Palestinian Final Settlement

Marc Gopin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marc Gopin

Generations, even centuries, of Arabs, Muslims, Christians, and Jews, did build prosperous relationships; it is time to recover their legacy.

Mountain Resorts of the Past Earning a Second Life

xxxxAnnemarieDoolingxxxx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

The golden age of travel has left in its path a few lone mountain motels, a family resort or two, and a trail of corroding cottages. You can't get any more desolate than the East Coast Mountains.

Segway Owner Dies When Two-Wheeler Goes Off Cliff: Would You Rent One to Tour a City?

Sue Frause | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Sue Frause

Sorry, Segway, but I'm not smitten with your human transporters. I can't think of anything more harrowing than trying to navigate Rome's narrow, cobblestone streets while aboard the Ultimate Green Machine.

PHOTOS: 10 Places To See As A Kid

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel's list of 10 spots that every kid should see invites parents to tick off a treasure-trove checklist of close-to-home U.S. sights - ...

No Respect for the Gay and Lesbian Traveler

Matthew Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Matthew Long

I do not understand why the hospitality industry does not do a better job of marketing to GLBT audiences. Drop the rainbow flags and instead educate your staffs.