Tourism

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How an Influx of Space Travelers Could Transform One New Mexico Town

Whenever Sir Richard Branson's "spaceline" is finally ready for business (soon, he says), Truth or Consequences will be the first place to notice. 

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Is Tourism Ruining Barcelona?

A new film makes the case that the city's at risk of losing the very urban vitality that attracts visitors there in the first place. 

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Chinese Tourists Increasingly Love Antarctica

But Americans still predominate.

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In New York, a Heated, Beach-Themed Bus Stop to Escape the Dreary Winter

We can't imagine a better ad for a Florida vacation.

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How Instagram Alters Your Memory

A cautionary note about constant digital photography.

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A Puzzling 'Blackout' at Puerto Rico's Famous Bioluminescent Bay

Puerto Rico's popular tourist attraction has been unusually dim for over a week.

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Tacky Tourist Items You Can Buy at the North Korean Border

A hat that says "DMZ," or even a ceramic tile with some barbed wire.

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This Travel Agency Will Take Your Stuffed Animals on a Vacation Across Japan

For about $45, your plush bear could be better traveled than you are.

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Live Out Your East Germany Military Fantasies at This Bunker

Ostalgie taken to a whole other level.

People in Seattle Are Outraged By This $2,000 'Homelessness Tour'

One local homeless man wants to show you how the homeless really live in his city. And he insists it isn't exploitative.

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What the Government Shutdown Will Look Like Where You Live

From national parks, to home loans, to the National Zoo in D.C., there will be a small, but noticeable, impact almost immediately. 

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Are Cruise Ships Killing Venice?

They loom above the city’s rooftops like CGI monsters escaped from a disaster movie, and now they're arriving in record numbers.

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Chinese Tourists Aren't as Hot on the U.S. and France as They Are on South Korea

There's plenty of buzz about Chinese tourists flocking to Paris for luxury goods. But the top tourist destinations are a bit closer to home.

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One Town Successfully Hides Its Neglect With Fake, Lively 'Storefronts'

Bushmills covered up its abandoned buildings with happier scenes. And apparently, it's working.

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Hazy Skies in Hong Kong? Just Pose With a Fake Skyline

Those looking for a great photo opportunity no longer have to worry about bad weather.

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Tourism Invention of the Day: A Rotating Camera Stand With a Slot for Your Smartphone

On this Japanese island, you no longer have to ask strangers to take your group photos.

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Sydney's Sad Monorail Only Became Popular As It Was Shutting Down For Good

In its final weekend, ridership was up more than 200 percent. 

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The World's Most Popular Tourist Cities

How Bangkok became the hottest city for international travelers.

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A Hotel That Travels, Too

Guest accommodations that can be installed just about anywhere.