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Packing Heart on Your Next Vacation

Ann Craig-Cinnamon | Posted 05.11.2013 | Impact
Ann Craig-Cinnamon

For the cost of a utility bill here at home, several families would have fresh, clean water to drink. It was an easy thing to do. We didn't even lift a finger.

Emilia-Romagna, a Revelation

Erica Firpo | Posted 05.07.2013 | Travel
Erica Firpo

If pasta is considered the iconic comfort food, then it is Emilia Romagna we must thank for placating our palates with tortellini, tagliatelle, lasagne and cappelletti.

The Travel And Tourism Industry Is Poised For Take-Off

Thea Chiesa | Posted 05.06.2013 | Travel
Thea Chiesa

The world's travel and tourism industry has bounced back from a period when it seemed to be battered by every conceivable shock. Now on a path of growth once more, it has the potential to play a big role in helping to bring about a sustainable global economic recovery.

Hot Air Balloon Crash Kills 19

Reuters | Posted 04.28.2013 | World

By Marwa Awad LUXOR, Egypt, Feb 26 (Reuters) - At least 19 people, most of them Asian and European tourists, died on Tuesday when a ho...

Is The World Really A Buffet?

Sharr Prohaska | Posted 04.25.2013 | Travel
Sharr Prohaska

In the last decade, there is emerging another exciting reason to travel -- to discover and taste the food in cities throughout the world.

The Middle East's Friendliest Place?

John Nicholson | Posted 04.24.2013 | Travel
John Nicholson

Jordan's capital, Amman, balances more modern elements that add a cosmopolitan flair to the natural beauty of this traditional kingdom.

Global Governance Gets a New Image

Indra Adnan | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Indra Adnan

If you have never heard of Simon Anholt, don't own up to it. Some call him a political entrepreneur, others a global image consultant -- I see him more as a nation therapist, helping countries and more lately, cities, find themselves and their place in the world.

Hotel In Haiti Symbolizes Future Growth

Tanyella Evans | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Tanyella Evans

Coming to Haiti "for business" may seem like a contradiction in terms to anyone familiar with the headlines on this impoverished nation. Nevertheless,...

How Not To Handle A Tourism Crisis: Lessons From Egypt

John Nicholson | Posted 04.22.2013 | Travel
John Nicholson

While riots, violence, and other domestic and civil disturbances frequently flare up in places like Mexico, Brazil, Greece, Korea, Thailand and many other popular international destinations, American travelers still flock to these hotspots to soak up their sun, tour their sites and spend hoards of money. While this trend may seem counterintuitive, it reflects the successful adoption and sponsorship of a more advanced and nuanced set of strategies and tactics to promote continued tourism to these destinations.

The Surprising Truth About Voluntourism

Rudayna Bahubeshi | Posted 04.21.2013 | Travel
Rudayna Bahubeshi

We all know people who have participated in these programs, skipping off to a village for a few weeks and returning home with a dozen pictures of themselves hugging foreign children.

If Not in the Wild, Would You See a Zoo Polar Bear?

John Gunter | Posted 04.15.2013 | Green
John Gunter

One thing we've always been acutely aware of is that travel to and in Canada's north can be prohibitively expensive. At the same time, we are passionate about people experiencing this incredible part of the world.

Will the Heart [Park] Beat Go On?

Pam Peterson | Posted 04.08.2013 | Style
Pam Peterson

A community of artists cleaned up what was formerly a derelict abandoned lot, in the center of the main shopping district of Reykjavik. A stage was built, benches and tables were brought in, playground equipment was set up, skateboard ramps were constructed... and, as the park came to life, the crowd gathered.

Fine Dining and Traditional Food in Santo Domingo

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 04.03.2013 | Home
Fabio Parasecoli

A growing segment of high-end tourism is showing interest in food and eating as an essential element of traveling, and more and more visitors want to enjoy local fare as part of their experience.

UN: Tourism Is Resilient Despite Economy

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2013 | Travel

MADRID, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Global tourism is proving resilient in the face of an economic slowdown, with tourist numbers growing at close to pre-cri...

Geotourism: A Great New Reason to Visit Lake Tahoe

Pamela Mays McDonald | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
Pamela Mays McDonald

When you hear the phrase "Lake Tahoe," what's the first thing that comes to your mind? If you said "skiing" or "casinos," you'd respond as probably 99% of Bay Area residents do. If you said "geography," or "sustainability", you'd be among the minority, but you'd be onto a great new idea.

New Orleans Launches Its Loyola Streetcar, With Another Leg Awaited

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.28.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Spacious, solar-lit shelters on the new Loyola Ave. streetcar line, opening on Jan. 28, will accommodate Super Bowl fans in New Orleans. But elsewhere, commuters huddle under less protection.

The Best Reason To Visit Scotland

Posted 01.25.2013 | Travel

The Shetland Islands are a rugged country full of shaggy cows and tiny ponies who grit their teeth against the cold winds bombing across the peat fiel...

Can the Social Media Revolution Bring Tourists Back to Egypt?

David Meerman Scott | Posted 03.23.2013 | Business
David Meerman Scott

Wael Ghonim's memoir tells the fascinating story of how he became the anonymous admin of a Facebook page Kullena Khaled Said, which turned into a critical social media communication point for political change.

Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe of Haiti: "We don't want to be known as an NGO nation"

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 03.20.2013 | World
Elisabeth Braw

Previously published in Metro www.readmetro.com. Less than a year into the job, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe of Haiti has already made a mark. The ...

Why The BCS Title Game Was So Good For So Florida

Sun Sentinel | Craig Davis | Posted 03.11.2013 | Miami

Nick Saban's Crimson Tide and their fans jubilantly rocking out to "Sweet Home Alabama" late Monday at Sun Life Stadium weren't the only winners from ...

What's Next for Places?

Marian Salzman | Posted 03.04.2013 | Style
Marian Salzman

There's nothing new in the need for places to grow their appeal and maintain it. Throughout history, attractive locations have acted as a magnet for people, economic activity and cultural life, which all boosted their power and attractiveness.

New Year's Eve Travel Inspiration

John Nicholson | Posted 03.01.2013 | Travel
John Nicholson

After some great domestic parties ringing in the new year and a number of adventurous international countdowns, I'm now in search of new opportunities to raise the bar and feed the continuing addiction to amazing blowout New Year's Eve celebrations.

Is Delta About To Get A Lot Sexier?

John Nicholson | Posted 12.18.2012 | Travel
John Nicholson

Even if Delta retains its corporatist image and mediocre product quality, though, the prospect of being able to accrue, redeem and enjoy benefits on Virgin Atlantic makes Delta's frequent flyer program, SkyMiles, and its alliance network, SkyTeam, much more attractive for transatlantic fliers.

Seeing Another Side of Gaza: Tourism in a Conflict Zone

Michael Luongo | Posted 02.16.2013 | World
Michael Luongo

If peace does break out on a permanent basis, the ceasefire holding, if the blockade is lifted and freer movement occurs, Gaza might be the most interesting place in the world for tourists to visit, to catch up on both their tans and history.

Trips That Spark A Passion For Travel

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 02.09.2013 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

What was your gateway addiction to travel? In talking to those who love to travel, I have found most can trace their passion to a single trip. One eye opening adventure or revelation that ignited their wanderlust.