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  • Oil spill endangers coastline of Santa Barbara, CA: State of emergency declared
    Oil spill endangers coastline of Santa Barbara, CA: State of emergency declared
    While not as large as the 4.2 million gallon oil spill in 1969, the Santa Barbaracrude oil spill which started Tuesday, May 19 has the potential to still cause severe ecological damage. Late May 20 CA Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency...
  • Cailler Chocolate Factory
    Cailler Chocolate Factory in Switzerland
    Chocolate is in the air as an old-fashioned train pulls into the Broc-Fabrique station in the Gruyère district of Switzerland. A rural area where dairy cows appear to outnumber people, visitors journey to this small station for one reason: to...
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    Nepal looks to rebuild its tourism economy
    Still struggling to cope with the April 25 earthquake that devastated parts of the country and killed several thousand people, Nepal is looking ahead to rebuild its tourism economy."We have been taking a few days to mourn and do what we can...
  • Summer cabins in the high Sierras
    When it stared us down, we did not move
    While driving around a blind curve in the High Sierras Nevada Mountains, we met a big bull standing in the middle of the road staring at us--head down and eyes wide open, ready to charge our car.Every year, around late May, cattlemen rent land...
  • Senoia streetscape
    Booming Senoia, Georgia named after an angel
    Historic Senoia, located southwest of Atlanta, has become known as Hollywood East because of being the filming location for many blockbuster movies and television series. Its climb to fame from a dying rural hamlet with a presumed Indian name...
  • Discover Baja California symposium in San Diego, California
    Discover Baja California symposium in San Diego, California
    On April 16, 2015, Discover Baja California presented a symposium at the Mingei International Museum in San Diego. The speakers gave their perspective of the Baja California experience. Sam Zien, host of Sam The Cooking Guy and Culinary Ambassador...
  • Why Game of Thrones is boosting tourism in Spain
    Why Game of Thrones is boosting tourism in Spain
    Last year, fans of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones raced to Spain to catch a glimpse of its filming of season 5. Over the last few seasons, the show has generated a wave of tourism in Northern Ireland, Iceland, Croatia, Malta and Morocco. With...
  • Godzilla
    Godzilla becomes a tourism ambassador for Tokyo
    Betcha Godzilla never saw this job opportunity (or any) coming. According to the Associated Press on Thursday, the central Shinjuku ward of Tokyo has officially announced the building-stomping, mutated creature has become their newest tourism...
  • Haslam names Weiss co-chair of the Tennessee Tourism Committee
    Haslam names Weiss co-chair of the Tennessee Tourism Committee
    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has named Sande Weiss co-chair of the Tennessee Tourism Committee.Weiss, president of Music Road Resort in Pigeon Forge, fills the role previously held by Ted Miller, president of Dolly Parton Productions. The committee,...
  • Triplett named Tennessee tourism commissioner
    Triplett named Tennessee tourism commissioner
    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has named Kevin Triplett as commissioner of the state Department of Tourist Development.Triplett starts his new role on April 23 and replaces Susan Whitaker.Triplett, 49, is vice president of public affairs for Bristol...
  • New York City Tourism
    New York City says bring on the tourists
    It’s no surprise that New York City continues to not only meet their tourism numbers, but exceeds them with ease. Looking at the past two years, Manhattan has shined in the world of tourism, and has opened “her” arms to a record...
  • Are Chinese tourists destroying Palau?
    Are rich Chinese tourists destroying a tropical paradise?
    The island nation ofPalau is under siege from a foreign invader: Newly rich Chinese tourists. That's the opinion of the country's president,Tommy Remengesau, who is acting to cut the number of Chinese visitors by half next year, lowering...
  • Denver skyline
    Denver is the happiest city in the nation, obviously
    Denver is the happiest city in the country, according to a Twitter-based study released on Thursday. The research was conducted by Brandwatch, a company that specializes in studying social media and trends that develop on the internet. The report...
  • Mark Dayton's idiotic criticism
    Mark Dayton's idiotic criticism
    Earlier this week, Gov. Mark Dayton, (DFL-MN), criticized a trio of ads highlighting Wisconsin's tourism opportunities. Specifically, Gov. Dayton said the ad campaign was "one of the most idiotic things I've ever seen." Without...
  • Open abandone mine
    An elderly man stuck in a dirt hole for 24-hours
    Columbia, California--An elderly man had a scary 24-hours stuck in a dirt hole in Columbia, California, according to Cal-Fire officials.This incident happen at the Marble Quarry on Yankee Hill Road near Columbia, California. The 85-year old man...
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