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Million Dollar Makeover? Behind Baja California's New Image

Erin Siegal McIntyre | Posted 07.24.2013 | World
Erin Siegal McIntyre

In recent years, Baja's historic reputation for sun and surf was eclipsed by gruesome headlines including beheadings, kidnappings en masse, and frequent shoot-outs.

Ten Reasons to Love Pennsylvania

Judith Fein | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel
Judith Fein

"You're going to Pennsylvania?" our friends asked. "You're usually flying off to some destination we've never heard of, but the state named after William Penn? Why Pennsylvania?"

Storms in the Wine-Dark Sea

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 07.20.2013 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Make the entire Mediterranean a protected park. Let the ancient sea, the Greeks' wine-dark sea, recover its beauty and wildlife. The people of this basin and all of Europe, and the world, deserve no less.

John Celock

Christie Slammed For Following Tradition

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is being criticized by Democrats for appearing with his family in a new federally funded commercial to promote tour...

How Women Can 'Lean In' to Solve the World's Social, Economic and Environmental Disparities

Irene Lane | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
Irene Lane

My question is why should we strive to make everyone equal? Perhaps, instead, women can apply their talents toward making a bigger impact on humanity by 'leaning in' and solving one complex problem, one community at a time.

Not So Shiok!

KF Seetoh | Posted 07.07.2013 | Travel
KF Seetoh

Shiok, if you aren't familiar with this part of the equator, is a local slang in Singapore that describes all feelings that's fantastic, indescribable or sensational

Paris: A Tale of Two Possible Cities

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 07.06.2013 | World
Joan Z. Shore

Messrs. Hollande and Delanoë warn that Paris will become "a museum city" if skyscrapers are not built, and that foreign visitors and foreign investment will dwindle. In fact, Paris will probably be less desirable if its traditional attractions are (literally) overshadowed by modern monstrosities.

A Tourist's Guide to the New York City Subway System, or How Not To Be A D**K

Kyle Shamberg | Posted 07.02.2013 | Comedy
Kyle Shamberg

The best approach is to stare blankly straight ahead at a fixed point roughly 10-12 inches above the other passengers' heads. If you're feeling slightly more adventurous -- after all, you are on vacation -- you can always pretend to read one of the text-heavy advertisements over and over.

6 Tips on Finding the Best Italian Gelato

Andy Steves | Posted 07.02.2013 | Travel
Andy Steves

After many years exploring Italy's towns and cities sprinkled across the "touristy" spectrum, I've picked up a few tips on how to select the right gelateria for your newly-found discerning tastes.

Spend The Perfect Day In Monterey

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.16.2013 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

While history-rich Monterey is the ideal destination for those hoping to learn more about California's colonial past, it is also chock-full of scenic views, stunning art, and delicious food.

A Boutique Hotel In The Heart Of Tel Aviv

Sivan Askayo | Posted 06.11.2013 | Travel
Sivan Askayo

Imagine walking in dark long corridors that lead into 15 colorful rooms, each one is different from the other. Imagine opening each room's door, not knowing what to expect. But each room is a marvelous surprise. This is how I felt while I was shooting Alma Hotel.

A 360-degree Approach to Teen Summer Service Travel

Crawford Hill | Posted 06.05.2013 | Travel
Crawford Hill

A true educator recognizes that the destination and the central experience are strong platforms, which can either be woefully under leveraged or embedded in a powerful experience for your child that is leveraged to the max. This is rare.

Women Go Skiing in Afghanistan

Adam Valen Levinson | Posted 06.05.2013 | World
Adam Valen Levinson

The third annual Afghan Ski Challenge pitted thirty competitors, an even split between Afghans and foreigners, against the treeless massif of central Afghanistan.

Ireland Badly Wants Irish Tourists

Alice Carey | Posted 05.16.2013 | Travel
Alice Carey

For years America has viewed Ireland through a veil of fond remembrance.

10 Of The Least Tourist-Friendly Nation On Earth?

Posted 03.14.2013 | Travel

Some of these spots are beautiful, but you should still think twice about planning a visit.

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.