Travel in trouble | 2

… second in a series on mass tourism H erding. It’s the only word for the gangs of mute tourists meandering around in red hats, or sporting yellow badges, or chasing blue flags held aloft by multilingual guides wearing headsets connected to portable speakers....

Travel in trouble | 1

… the problem S omething is wrong with tourism. There are too many people trying to visit too few attractions. Some of the most beautiful places on the planet, destinations that represent the pinnacle of human achievement and thought, have been turned into...

Dictionary entry

This dictionary definition captures the sense of paranoia loose in the USA.

Some sanity in the snip of time

The knee-jerk pursuit of perfect security is over The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority will now allow airline passengers to carry tools with shafts shorter than six centimetres and scissors with blades shorter than six centimetres. Ottawa says it wants to...

A prayer for the restless

from a card in my hotel room at the Holiday Inn, Sioux Falls, South Dakota T o our guests – in ancient times there was a prayer for The stranger within our gates: “Because this hotel is a human institution to serve people, and not solely a money making...