Kailua, Hawaii asks state to stop sending tourists there
The once-sleepy town is now a thriving tourist hotspot, but some residents have had enough.
Yes, Vermont has a leaf forecaster
It’s his job to give tourists the best information to plan their fall foliage trips.
Oak Ridge, Tenn., didn’t exist until the federal government evicted the area’s rural residents in 1942, and the city didn’t appear on a map until after World War II. Known as the “Secret City,” it was established as one of three sites for developing materials for the Manhattan Project, and its residents lived a life of secrecy. The entire city was gated, the homes had no addresses, and the workers weren’t told what they were working on. Today, Oak Ridge is still home to four secret military facilities, which U.S. citizens can tour one day only during the annual Secret City Festival.
12 nuclear tourism destinations
Longitude 131 in Australia’s Northern Territory consists of 15 luxury “tents” near Ayers Rock, the world’s largest monolith. The resort is situated on top of a sand dune so the tents are built on stilts that leave the desert sand undisturbed, and the entire resort runs on solar power. Guests sip local wine and dine on Outback cuisine under the stars, and they can take part in several resort tours that have achieved Ecotourism status through Ecotourism Australia, the country’s national body for the ecotourism industry.
10 luxury eco-resorts from around the world
A new perspective might inspire people to view our planet with more care.
In a controversial new book, primatologist Craig Stanford reveals the economics of conservation.
An academic notes that many of the reported sightings have come from cafe and hotel proprietors.