Today I swam in the waste product of Iceland's power generating station while smearing silica grease on my face. I'd paid the equivalent of $50 for the privilege and it was an experience I'll never forget.
After seeking genocide recognition for almost a century, Armenian-Americans will now devote their energy to pursue all legal avenues in order to recoup their massive losses and regain their historic rights.
Rather than polluting the sky to catch a breath of fresh air in some rain forest, maybe we should discover the joy of dirt. You could call it the opposite of eco-tourism; pollu-tourism. Take Butte, Montana.
Many years ago, on my first backpack visit to the United States, a stewardess on the plane surprised me with a green form I needed to fill out. There were odd questions on that form. Someone in Washington needed to know if I had an STD.
Before Meyer's first book came out in 2005, visitor levels ranged from 5,000 to 10,000 people per year, according to the Forks Chamber of Commerce. Compare that to 2009, when nearly 70,000 "Twi-hards" swept through town.