Tag: tourism

9 articles

The Murder House

What really happened at 2475 Glendower Place.


Welcome to Maternity Hotel California

On the underground economy of full-service Southern California apartment complexes marketed to Chinese birth-tourists.


The Ecotourism Industry Is Saving Tanzania’s Animals and Threatening Its Indigenous People

The ramifications of a U.S. company’s tourism operation on former Maasai land.


The Nuclear Tourist

Visiting the site of the Chernobyl meltdown.


Everest, the Grandaddy of Walking Adventures

Eco-tourism in the Himalayas.

The valley is everything you'd want and more. An icy milky river thunders over rocks and below steep wooded slopes are lush fields where people are working the land, oblivious to the Gore-Tex procession. Oblivious but not unaffected: the houses are smart, the prayer wheels freshly painted, just about everyone has a mobile phone, it seems, and is on it, and there are very few places you can't get a signal around here. This is not really the place to come if you're looking for peace and quiet.


On Tipping in Cuba

Colonialism, the convertible peso, and the strange dance between the cheap beach tourist and the tour guide tout.


The Grand Tour

We ate in our own restaurants, stayed in our own hotels, and hired our own guides. We moved through a parallel Paris—and a parallel Rome, Milan, and so on.

The reporter takes a whirlwind guided bus tour of a Europe with a group of Chinese tourists.


Operation Iraqi Vacation

From the Tower of Babel to the birthplace of Abraham, from Saddam’s ruined palaces to fortified blast-proof checkpoints, a diary from a nine-day, eight-night tour of Mespotamia/Iraq.


If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be the Taliban

At tourism’s wildest frontier; guided tours of Afghanistan.