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Aw look, Crocodile Dundee has left the building
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Aw look, Crocodile Dundee has left the building

Tourism Australia sells itself short ... again. Why an outdated image is no way to promote one of the world’s great destinations
Traveling alone is the only way to travel
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Traveling alone is the only way to travel

This lone -- but never lonely -- traveler avoids companions and fellow tourists for the serendipitous and non-judgmental moments of solo travel
In defense of rainy days-- why drizzle shouldn’t ruin travel
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In defense of rainy days-- why drizzle shouldn’t ruin travel

Tourists who avoid the rain are only getting half the fun
One true love: Tokyo Tower, mon amour
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One true love: Tokyo Tower, mon amour

Amid the endless hoopla for Tokyo Skytree, let’s not forget the tower that started it all
The problems with Thailand's tiger tourism trade
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The problems with Thailand's tiger tourism trade

Questionable zoos and threatened habitats mean getting up close to these majestic beasts is no easy -- or morally acceptable -- feat
Clarissa Wei: American-Chinese food is real Chinese food
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Clarissa Wei: American-Chinese food is real Chinese food

Chinese immigrants created dishes like orange chicken for Chinese, and it's as tasty and as "Chinese" as any food in mainland China
Japan-- it's all about the hair
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Japan-- it's all about the hair

Forget the sushi, cosplay and jam-packed trains -- Japan’s obsessed with cutting, curling, perming and primping instead
'Weird Japan' blinds tourists to the real Nippon
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'Weird Japan' blinds tourists to the real Nippon

The celebrated crazy Japanese culture is a barrier to visitors, not a destination in itself
Life in Tokyo: From surviving, to thriving
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Life in Tokyo: From surviving, to thriving

A resident reflects on life after the quake
Who are the world's worst tourists?
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Who are the world's worst tourists?

Americans? Brits? French? Russians? It seems to be all of us, depending on whom you ask
If Hemingway was there, give the joint a miss
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If Hemingway was there, give the joint a miss

Ernest Hemingway may have written some great books, but he ruined a lot of bars
Gregory Starr: GPS is the traveler's enemy
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Gregory Starr: GPS is the traveler's enemy

Or, everybody is stupider today than they were yesterday and it’s all technology’s fault
Clarissa Wei: An American in disguise in rural China
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Clarissa Wei: An American in disguise in rural China

Vacationing in the Gobi Desert is hard. American? Chinese? Nobody really knows what you are
Kayla Ann Villanueva: I moved to Korea for K-Pop
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Kayla Ann Villanueva: I moved to Korea for K-Pop

Music inspired a U.S. student to learn Korean and travel to Seoul
Alexis Ong: Singapore needs to encourage ‘bad behavior’
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Alexis Ong: Singapore needs to encourage ‘bad behavior’

It’s time to shake things up in Singapore if we want to play parent to creative empires like Apple, Google and Facebook. But first we need to overhaul our education system
Hannah Bae: Fashion is essential to tourism
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Hannah Bae: Fashion is essential to tourism

Style draws big-spending visitors, garments make awesome souvenirs
Dave Perry: Food critics need to look beyond central Tokyo
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Dave Perry: Food critics need to look beyond central Tokyo

Why Michelin and its ilk aren’t the sole arbiters of good taste in Japanese dining