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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 05.25.2011 | 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 05.25.2011 | 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 | Food
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...