Travel

Holiday on the Icy Golden Hell-Staircase

Thousands of Gold Rush prospectors climbed the Chilkoot, and many lost their lives. In the grand tradition of Dark Tourism, I decided to join the 2,500 people who now hike it for fun every summer.

The Myth of the Myth of the City of Love

Does Paris Syndrome, a sickness of dashed expectations, even exist? 

The End of Alaska’s Ferry Bars

On-deck taverns on the Marine Highway System bring together residents of a solitary state, but not for much longer.

A Reliably Fun Thing I’ll Do Every Other Year Or So

The luxury cruise is, often, a vacation to be endured: the rigid structure, embarrassing pampering, forced interaction, the terrible predictability of it all. What could compel a person to keep shipping out, year after year?

Let the Right Ones In: Haiti’s Precarious Tourism Boom

How traditionally tourist-free nations can make tourism work for rather than against them.

The Road to Tanga

In the shadows of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the author of The Magic of Saida and The Assassin’s Song discovers a landscape haunted by traces of the First World War’s East Africa campaign. Here, two empires clashed, drawing the region’s…