Opinion

Hey, tourists, leave them monks alone!

Hey, tourists, leave them monks alone!

Tourism meets tradition: Monks at a Myanmar monastery aren't happy about becoming a tourist attraction
How much would you pay for a Disney monorail cab?

How much would you pay for a Disney monorail cab?

Not sure whether he's ready to part with his piece of Orlando memorabilia, a Disney fanatic has listed it for $260,000
Opinion: Why the selfie stick must die!

Opinion: Why the selfie stick must die!

Melodramatic or pragmatic? Both, apparently. How a simple stick is tearing the world apart
Opinion: Why we need a North American passport

Opinion: Why we need a North American passport

The future success of North America depends partly on how the U.S., Canada and Mexico work together, say think tank scholars
5 ways to decode a TripAdvisor review

5 ways to decode a TripAdvisor review

Know before you go -- what testy, deceitful and placating head cases some user-reviewers can be
Lonely Planet picks top 10 U.S. destinations for 2015

Lonely Planet picks top 10 U.S. destinations for 2015

Can't wait to book your ticket to Indianapolis and Oakland? The venerable guidebook is right there with you
Does refusing to swap airplane seats make you a jerk?

Does refusing to swap airplane seats make you a jerk?

Switching seats on a plane can be a lot to ask. One traveler refuses to do it. OK?
23 reasons Portland is still the world's best beer city

23 reasons Portland is still the world's best beer city

Cities around the world have closed the brew gap, but the Oregon city's innovative scene continues to lead the beer parade
Millions visit London's 'sea' of poppies

Millions visit London's 'sea' of poppies

More than four million have visited the "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" installation at the Tower of London
Lonely Planet picks its top 10 cities for 2015

Lonely Planet picks its top 10 cities for 2015

The guidebook asked staff, contributors and authors for well-known and lesser-known recommendations
Is 'gate-to-gate' phone usage really necessary?

Is 'gate-to-gate' phone usage really necessary?

Just because you can, doesn't mean you have to