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Trading legroom for Wi-Fi: Are we crazy?

Trading legroom for Wi-Fi: Are we crazy?

A new study says most air passengers would accept less comfort for more Wi-Fi. Someone’s missing a connection
Opinion: Why I hate museums

Opinion: Why I hate museums

They’re beacons of the cultured world, flogged to travelers like their vacations depend on them -- but their connection to humanity has gone AWOL
Does 'voluntourism' do more harm than good?

Does 'voluntourism' do more harm than good?

Orphan-huggers create a market for orphans; well-builders take work from locals; and other things ethical travelers should know
Opinion: Photography has ruined travel

Opinion: Photography has ruined travel

Our obsession with capturing every experience through our cameras is sabotaging our memories, not enhancing them
Stop killing Hong Kong’s wonton noodle restaurants!

Stop killing Hong Kong’s wonton noodle restaurants!

As high end brands prosper, local eateries are being cast away
Sensing the world differently: How the disabled experience travel

Sensing the world differently: How the disabled experience travel

Shedding light on the travails -- and surprising joys -- of traveling with a disability
Style over substance: Do celebrity chefs matter?

Style over substance: Do celebrity chefs matter?

They appear in endless TV shows, books, personal appearances, even a "world summit" for chefs. But should we even care?
Why do people take their food so seriously?

Why do people take their food so seriously?

You can mock their sports team, you can ridicule their dress sense, but never, never insult a person's national cuisine
The problem with Hanoi's Old Quarter

The problem with Hanoi's Old Quarter

The GM of a luxury Hanoi hotel says Vietnam's capital is missing out on the region's most compelling urban experience
Disabled but not deterred: How I travel when the industry doesn’t want me to

Disabled but not deterred: How I travel when the industry doesn’t want me to

Rob Crossan, a visually impaired traveler, describes his experiences and how they need to be improved
To pay or not to pay: The complex world of bad restaurant meals

To pay or not to pay: The complex world of bad restaurant meals

Eating out is a gamble. If you don’t want to roll the diner’s dice, stay home and cook your own dinner

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From a casino restroom to a park in Seoul, the striking symbol of war and freedom has ended up in some strange places. November 9 is the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall