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Home Belongs to the Traveler

Leah Mayor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Leah Mayor

It is in community gatherings and traditions that I look to understand how we might be better at bringing communities together -- not just as part of a distant past, but in order to forge a new kind of future.

Why Egyptians Preserve Their Cultural Heritage

Larry Coben | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Larry Coben

Egyptians value and utilize their cultural history as an economic asset and not merely an intangible cultural one.

Revolutionary Thoughts

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

Don't expect an outcome equal to the (mostly) peaceful overthrows in Tunisia and Egypt in every single country now affected by this "people power" movement. There are major differences from country to country.

Security Changes At Statue Of Liberty

AP | By COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York


Kung Fu Farming: Toward Understanding Complex Systems

Leah Mayor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leah Mayor

Nourishing the relationship between seed and land is critical to restoring sustainability. And by visiting Chubby Bunny Farm, I took a small but important step in feeling connected to the food and people that sustain my life.

A Traveler's Take on Tunisia

Ken Fish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Ken Fish

It was no surprise to learn that George Lucas filmed some of the most memorable scenes from Star Wars in Tunisia: its desert landscape is indeed alien and has a stark, evocative beauty.

Promoting Productive Travel

Leah Mayor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Leah Mayor

Our motivation to travel rests deeper than the desire for Niagara Falls key chains, Disney World t-shirts, and other brightly colored tchotchkes.

South Africa's Five-Star Adventures

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Lauri Lyons

If wild safari animals and ghosts roaming around your luxury tent isn't enough of a thrill for you, don't worry -- the South Africans have more wild activities up their vuvuzelas.

Egypt Exploded: An American in Cairo Ponders What Our Citizens Can Do for Theirs

Suzanne Skees | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Suzanne Skees

I arrive in Cairo just before last week's protests begin. Traveling with a group of 38 tourists we land unwittingly amidst the uprisings, and proceed to spend several days moving just ahead of the mounting danger.

Ting Bu Dong: Free iPhone Apps Getting Me Through China

An Xiao Mina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
An Xiao Mina

Moving to China soon? Or maybe just Monterey Park? Be sure to download these free iPhone apps for native English speakers before making your way through the Middle Kingdom.

The Great Tourist Rip-Off?

Ben Colclough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Ben Colclough

Are we all a little selfish in our outraged reaction to rip-off fees? It is easy to over-estimate the impact of travellers on local economies.

The BP Oil Spill's Longterm Impact Is Showing

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Danny Groner

The effects of last year's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are still coming to surface. A new report this weekend shows that tourism in Louisiana rema...

Why Costa Rica Is a Winning Brand

Dorie Clark | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Dorie Clark

I recently returned from a trip to Costa Rica -- and along the way, discovered that almost everyone I know has either traveled there recently or has i...

VIDEO: Wild Horse of Vieques Love to Eat Mangoes and Play on the Beach

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Andy Plesser

Horses love mangoes and in Vieques in the summer there are so many that they rot in streets. Sometimes friendly humans bring mangoes to horses as a...

VIDEO: Feeding the Wild Horses Organic Mangoes

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Andy Plesser

There is such an abundance of mangoes on the island in July and August, that we simply can't eat them all, so we gather the rotting ones from the gr...

Hugh Duffy, 89, Set to Dominate Restaurant Scene on Caribbean Island of Vieques

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Andy Plesser

VIEQUES, Puerto Rico - With just two frying pans and a toaster in his first restaurant some 40 years ago, Hugh Duffy, who will be 90 next year, is p...

Architect John Hix: Vieques is the "Central Park of the Caribbean"

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Andy Plesser

VIEQUES, PR -- John Hix, the Canadian-born architect who developed the "eco-hip," retreat the Hix Island House, sees Vieques as largely undeveloped ...

NYC Sees Record Tourism In 2010

Yahoo! News | SARA KUGLER FRAZIER, Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York


NYC Sees Record Tourism In 2010

AP | SARA KUGLER FRAZIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City hosted a record number of visitors in 2010, a sign that the Big Apple's tourism industry is bouncing back after a decli...

"Upscale Tourism" on the Rise in Vieques: Our Visit to the W Retreat and Spa

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Andy Plesser

After a long delays and a good bit of anticipation, the W Retreat and Spa opened earlier this year on Vieques and we had a look. The architecture, d...

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.