New England B&B Weekend: New Hampshire - September 18, 2009 07:00 AM
New Hampshire offers that coveted mix of nature and culture, with the towering White Mountains and artsy city of Portsmouth drawing travelers from up and down the Eastern Seaboard.
Egypt Scrambles to Conserve Valley of the Kings - September 15, 2009 05:00 PM
Ancient Egyptian tombs have deteriorated due to tourism, but with heightened awareness of the issue, promising solutions and alternatives are being developed.
Hidden Beach: Thailand’s Railay Peninsula - August 24, 2009 12:30 AM
On Thailand’s Railay peninsula remote tropical beaches are hidden from the mainland by limestone cliffs, and favored by adventurous travelers. Four getaways are possible in this haven in South Thailand, where the legacy of bohemian backpackers lingers among locals, foreign vacationers, day-trippers and rock climbers longing for jungle escapades.
20 Years Later, Fall of Berlin Wall to Be Artfully Celebrated - August 16, 2009 05:00 PM
A Los Angeles commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall lends an artful touch to the historic event. Other cities also have unique remembrances planned.
Galapagos Wildlife Threatened by Mosquitoes, Further Implicating Tourists - August 13, 2009 06:00 PM
Disease-ridden mosquitoes are threatening diversity in the Galapagos Islands, another indicator of the negative consequences of increased tourism there.
Hidden Beach: Costa Vicentina in Algarve, Portugal - August 10, 2009 06:00 AM
Costa Vicentina sits pretty in Portugal’s Algarve region, with several soothing beaches preferred by surfers and nature lovers.
Arrest of American Hikers in Iran Raises Concerns - August 05, 2009 02:00 PM
Three American journalists hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan were taken into custody by Iranian authorities. Their release—and tourism in the region—are now in question.
Hidden Beach: Puerto Escondido, Mexico - August 03, 2009 08:00 AM
Exploring the surf-worthy waves and wild natural features of Puerto Escondido’s unspoiled beaches offers a rejuvenating sojourn for adventurers and sun-seekers alike.
Hidden Beach: Back to Nature at Ballydonegan - July 29, 2009 08:00 AM
Ballydonegan Beach is quiet and rustic, carved from a stretch of Ireland’s wild Beara Peninsula.
Hidden Beach: The Copeland Islands - July 13, 2009 09:00 AM
The Copeland Islands, part of British Columbia’s unspoiled Sunshine Coast, are reachable only by kayak or ferry boat, and feature a colorful mix of water activities and wildlife. A secluded and uninhabited retreat, when you arrive you may feel like the only one who knows they exist. Enjoy the marine park for a day, but know that you’ll have to return to nearby Lund or Sechelt to find a bed.
Can Tourism Return to Afghanistan? - July 07, 2009 05:00 PM
Officials in Afghanistan's Bamiyan valley are attempting to revive tourism, but how might the U.S. troop surge impact efforts to draw travelers?
Florida Wary of Offshore Drilling in Gulf of Mexico - June 24, 2009 05:30 PM
An energy bill amendment that would permit offshore drilling in Florida is expected to reach the Senate this fall, but how might it impact Florida tourism and the environment?
Wine Getaway: Napa Valley - June 24, 2009 06:45 AM
The Napa Valley is by and large the most well-known and beloved wine region in the United States, enticing oenophiles and foodies with gorgeous vineyards and bountiful restaurants. Web sites with itineraries and official winery portals can enhance your trip.
Emerging Cities of Fashion: Istanbul - June 19, 2009 08:00 AM
Ottoman-inspired styles are popping up on runways in established fashion capitals around the globe. Istanbul has long been a source of textiles for the fashion world, but now the bi-continental city is becoming a hub of culture and design in its own right.
Wine Getaway: Oregon Wine Country - June 17, 2009 07:30 AM
A trip to Oregon Wine Country in the Willamette Valley is a worthwhile excursion for any traveler. The area’s winding roads take you through culturally rich small towns where you’ll find covered bridges, farmer’s markets and vineyards galore.
Wine Getaway: Long Island - June 10, 2009 08:00 AM
Featuring a gorgeous landscape on the Atlantic Ocean that’s ideally suited for grape growing, Long Island has rapidly become a major player in wine production. The region’s most prized area is the North Fork, where vineyards and award-winning bottles have drawn comparisons to Bordeaux’s world-renowned offerings.
Air France Jet Disappearance Renews Flight Safety Concerns - June 03, 2009 05:56 PM
The disappearance of an Air France jetliner could be the worst commercial aviation disaster in years, and has some worried about airline safety.
Can Mexico's Commerce Withstand New Passport Rules? - June 01, 2009 07:00 PM
Rules requiring passports for travelers moving between the U.S., Canada and Mexico have some merchants and tourism professionals concerned that business will drop off.
Summer Getaway: Shelter Island - June 01, 2009 08:00 AM
Shelter Island is a natural haven on New York’s Long Island. Outdoor enthusiasts flock to Shelter Island’s beaches and nature preserve, while active travelers can glimpse the scenery from the seat of a bike or in a kayak. Learn why this dreamy waterside destination is such a coveted summertime spot.
Climbing Mount Everest Today - May 29, 2009 06:57 AM
More than 50 years ago Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay of Nepal made the historic first ascent of Mount Everest. Take a look at the modern history of Mount Everest, and the mountain today, on the anniversary of their landmark climb.
Education Vacation: Art Galleries and Museums in Upstate New York - May 15, 2009 05:28 PM
New York’s attractions extend far beyond the Big Apple’s bright Broadway lights. If you’re planning a summer vacation to Manhattan, consider traveling north to the quiet, charming towns of “upstate.” And don’t miss the region’s venerable art galleries and museums while you’re there.
Who Is Protecting Flight Attendants and Travel Industry Workers Against Swine Flu? - May 01, 2009 06:40 AM
Many travel workers are in constant contact with people from regions affected by the swine flu outbreak. As the WHO raises the pandemic alert level for swine flu, protection for travel workers remains minimal.
Hotel Bans Entire New Zealand Town for Bad Behavior - April 25, 2009 07:00 AM
Despite the recession, a New Zealand town has been banned from a hotel, calling to mind various odd and extreme hotel banning measures in recent years.
Site Spotlight: GulliverGo - April 23, 2009 08:00 AM
GulliverGo is a site devoted to study abroad, and helps students connect to discuss their options. Its coverage of study abroad programs is comprehensive and objective, enabling students to make an informed decision.
Inspired by Earth Day, Nature-Focused Volunteer Vacations - April 22, 2009 07:00 AM
Earth Day is just one day, but its message of environmental awareness is something we’d all benefit from remembering throughout the year. For those eager to dip a toe in the volunteer vacation pool, there are a variety of eco-focused opportunities that can help you commemorate Earth Day
Should the World Accommodate the Obese? - April 19, 2009 08:00 AM
United Airlines is the latest airline to begin charging "severely overweight passengers" for two seats. Should airlines and other industries be more accommodating of the obese?
Japan to Lure Tourists With Modified Tourist Visas and Increased Promotion - March 20, 2009 09:20 AM
In addition to easing restrictions on Chinese tourists, Japan will promote its arts and food overseas in order to attract more foreign visitors.
U.S. Government Warns Students that Spring Break in Mexico Could Pose Dangers - February 27, 2009 01:36 AM
The U.S. State Department is urging Mexico-bound students to be extra wary, due to a surge in kidnappings and drug-related violence in the country.
Will the Opening of Agatha Christie’s Home Provide Insight Into Her Life? - February 25, 2009 01:57 PM
The vacation home of prolific mystery writer Agatha Christie opens to the public this week, but parts of Christie’s life remain shrouded in ambiguity.
Turkish Airlines Crash in Amsterdam Kills At Least Nine - February 25, 2009 09:36 AM
Turkish Airlines flight 1951 crashed in an Amsterdam field Wednesday morning, killing at least nine and injuring more than 50. There is no word on the cause of the crash.