TOURISM

9.27.19

Airbnb's Antarctic 'Sabbatical' Is the Next Evolution in Crisis Capitalism

Airbnb is sending five volunteers on a one month “citizen science” trip to Antarctica so that they may become ambassadors for the continent, and more importantly, Airbnb.

7.13.19

These Storm Tourists Are Dropping Thousands of Dollars to Chase Tornadoes

“If a tornado was cheese, I wanna stick my cracker in it. It's like a weird little fetish."

6.28.19

“Stick with Beer”: Why Counterfeit Booze Might Be Killing People in the Dominican Republic

Of the 10 Americans who have mysteriously died during their trips to the Dominican Republic in the last year, nine showed symptoms commonly associated with methanol poisoning.

5.4.19

Jamaicans Are Worried Foreigners Will Take Over the Ganja Market

Smoking ganja is (now) legal in Jamaica, but locals are worried that they're being shut out.

4.10.19

I Spent a Week Riding Absolutely Everywhere on a Segway

From tourist spots to a meeting at the office, I wanted to understand whether being on a Segway feels as ridiculous as it looks.

4.3.19

Komodo Island Is Closing Because People Keep Stealing Its Dragons

Tourists will be banned from visiting the Indonesian island as of January 2020.

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3.21.19

100 Ways to Be Less of a Colonialist Jerk When You Travel

Repeat after me: It is never OK to take pictures with smiling, barefoot children. Even if it's for your Tinder. Especially if it's for your Tinder.

3.19.19

Let This Man Build a Huge Wood Bong for the Town of Woodenbong, You Monsters

A bunch of killjoys are trying to prevent Paul Pearson from fulfilling his destiny.

3.7.19

Malaysian Tourism Minister Says There Are No Gay People in Malaysia

"I don't think we have anything like that in our country," Datuk Mohammaddin bin Ketapi told German reporters.

12.11.18

Tijuana’s Tourism Is Booming Even as the Homicide Rate Spikes

Over 2,300 people have been murdered in 2018 thus far, an increase from 1,647 homicides in 2017.

12.6.18

French Food Actually Sucks Now, Says Head of French Tourism Council

French ambassador and tourism council head Philippe Faure says food in the provinces is "lamentable" and "not good." How the mighty have fallen.

11.27.18

Hang Glider Clings for Life When He Discovers He's Not Strapped In

The pilot apparently failed to secure him to the glider, so he had to hang on for dear life.

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