Conventional city wisdom will have you avoid all touristy areas at all times, but sometimes it's fun to play tourist whether you are one or not.
Nanjie used to be a shining example of communism at work. Today, it's a fading time capsule where young Chinese nationals can indulge their 'Maostalgia.'
The controversial museum is the latest site in the contentious battle over the city's gentrification.
Peru recently announced plans for its first official contact with the Mashco-Piro people. Local officials had long opposed interacting with the group, one of Peru's 15 uncontacted tribes, which know of the wider world but remain aloof from it.
Seattle's tourism board wants to boycott the scenic Vancouver Island city, which still dumps its raw sewage into the ocean.
Photographer Andreas Langeland Bjørseth recently spent some time in Rome documenting the ancient city's very modern obsession with the selfie stick.
One vacationer even had a mystery liquid labeled "fuel" poured over him by a guy with a crudely drawn-on beard and an improvised headdress.
While getting your crude oil all over the place is usually frowned upon, there's one town in Azerbaijan that's tied its fortune to dunking tourists in the stuff.
Tourists and urban explorers are going crazy over haunting tours of the radioactive site.
The influx of tourists over winter has created a booming micro industry for migratory sex workers in Queenstown.
Locals feel the recent influx of tourists is starting to change the city, with naked Italians and drunk men dressed as bananas passed out in the streets becoming ordinary sights.
In his series Gold, photographer Sean Fennessy examines the similarities between the two surreal cities.
With food and water running low, locals across the South Australian outback are looking after stranded out-of-towners.
Iceland's Blue Lagoon might be beautiful, but its crowds—and my natural tendency toward anxiety in relaxing places—made it hell.
The Statue of Liberty as a skeleton, burning stars and stripes, and a Jewish guy with a really big nose are some of the more subtle images spreading over the building's multiple floors.
The spectacular wealth of a few residents has enabled the construction of houses that look like airplanes, pyramids, and ancient Greek temples.
Magaluf club owner Paul Smith explains how a series of blowjobs resulted in the arrest of the local police chief on corruption charges.
Which is why many experts think it won't work.
According to international media, Paris is now "more polluted than Shanghai and London."
Photographer Jade Cantwell traveled through Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Egypt in the months before the Arab Spring. Several years later, her photos are reminders of the lives behind the news reports.
"I tried to approach this series in the same way I work on street photography: to find an extraordinary moment within the ordinary," said photographer Adrian Skenderovic.
With Syriza—the coalition of the radical left—set to win, European socialists have touched down in the Greek capital for some election tourism.
The sterile shopping promenade is "located in the Entertainment Capital of LA, Universal Studios Hollywood."
It's a dystopian solution to international complaints against Chinese tourists for spitting in the streets, yelling in restaurants, fighting in public, and otherwise disrespecting local customs and laws.