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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
Spontaneity in travel is so overrated

Spontaneity in travel is so overrated

Planning versus winging it: Why the often maligned approach to travel usually gets you better results
Is Hong Kong really 'Asia's World City'?

Is Hong Kong really 'Asia's World City'?

Hong Kong is regularly ranked one of the top cities in the world, whether it truly deserves to be or not
Introducing the Vacation Nazi

Introducing the Vacation Nazi

Nothing wrong with a holiday plan, but do you have to beat me over the head with it?
Why 'travelers' think they're better than 'tourists.' And why they're not

Why 'travelers' think they're better than 'tourists.' And why they're not

The travel industry has its problems, but it isn't all the tourists’ fault
Ditch the guidebook to avoid Japan's worst tourist draws

Ditch the guidebook to avoid Japan's worst tourist draws

From climbing giant ashtrays to watching tea grow cold, there's far too much attention lavished on the duller side of Japan
Japan's blurred genders: Embracing my New Half

Japan's blurred genders: Embracing my New Half

Tokyo's classiest drag show embodies much about the Japanese mix-and-match approach to history