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Willis Tower Ledge Cracks; Patrons Never in Danger

When Alejandro Garibay ventured forth from Stockton, Ca to visit Chicago, he was told that he must do one thing while there – visit the Skydeck at Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower). “I told them this was one of the things they definitely had to check out,” said Garibay’s cousin, who had visited the attraction five times previously. While Garibay …

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Stonehenge Receives a Revamped Visitor Center

One of the most mysterious entities in the universe – besides the existence of both Bigfoot and aliens – has been Stonehenge. For hundreds of years now, people have pondered the meaning behind the ancient stone circle. Did it truly start as an ancient burial ground? Did it serve as a calendar of some sorts, or perhaps as a religious …

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All-inclusive Resorts Are Popular Options

Who needs a vacation? We all do. Deciding the best option involves many factors such as location, prices, and amenities, which makes the selection process difficult. Fortunately, TripAdvisor has just released the 2013 Travelers’ Choice Awards for numerous categories such as: All-inclusive Resorts, Hotels for romance, Hotels for families, Destinations, Beaches, Islands, Attractions, Restaurants, and Hotels. The lists all highlight …

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Kailua, Hawaii: Tourists, Please Stop Coming Here

The AP reports that the Hawaiian town of Kailua has endured a lot of popular tourism lately. With even President Barack Obama and his family spending Christmas in Kailua, some of the town’s residents have decided to take a stand against tourism. Well, Kailua has had enough of the haoles. A neighborhood board has asked the state tourism agency not …

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China Issues “Guide for Civilized Tourism”

In China, general etiquette just became a law, specifically when you’re planning to travel. CNN reports that a massive tourism law went into effect on October 1 that aims to combat the perception of Chinese travelers behaving unpleasantly. The law takes effect as the internet and world media circulated a viral story of a Chinese teenager vandalizing an ancient Egyptian …

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Zimbabwe Plans “Disneyland in Africa”

Will your family forego California-based Disneyland for a new Zimbabwe-based theme park? That’s what Zimbabwe’s struggling tourism industry is hoping. Tourism Minister Walter Mzembi revealed the idea at the UN World Tourism Organization general assembly, which was being co-hosted last week with Zambia near Victoria Falls, renowned as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Zimbabwe’s tourism highlights …

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San Francisco Bay Bridge Construction Remains on Schedule

SF Bay Bridge is getting a makeover this Labor Day weekend as crews working on all things construction on the bridge. A “much more picturesque ride” awaits motorists in San Francisco on Tuesday, but say goodbye to the old East Span. The SF Bay Bridge was closed for a long weekend starting Wednesday at 8 p.m. and crews have already …

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Belize Tourism Board Turns Breaking Bad Reference into Promotional Gold

There be spoilers ahead… On last Sunday night’s episode of AMC’s Breaking Bad, Saul and Walter White had an amazing little interchange about sending someone to Belize. Of course, they weren’t really talking about a relaxing getaway spent exploring sandy beaches, scuba diving, caving, and all of the other activities offered by the Central American nation. “Sending to Belize” was …

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Loch Ness Monster Causes Political Stir

Arguments over the promotion of the mythical Loch Ness Monster have led to recriminations and resignations from the Drumnadrochit Chamber of Commerce in Scotland. According to a report from The Scotsman, George Edwards, skipper for the Loch Ness Cruises company, resigned from the chamber of commerce this week in protest over how “Nessie,” as the monster is sometimes referred to, …

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Egypt Pyramids Warning: Egypt Condemns “Baseless” US Warning

With all the unrest in the Middle East over the last couple of years (well, the last few decades, but the last couple of years in particular) you may be inclined to think twice before visiting some of that regions many marvelous tourist sites. That includes the far-famed pyramids of Giza, one of the most recognizable relics of ancient history …

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Egypt Says To Disregard US Warning About Pyramids

The US recently sent a warning to its citizens traveling in Egypt about the area surrounding the pyramids. Now Egypt is telling those same citizens that the warning is “baseless.” Last week, the US embassy in Egypt sent out a message to US citizens in the country telling them to be extra cautious around the pyramids. The embassy pointed to …

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Dolphin “Stampede” Caught on Video

For most Americans, seeing dolphins is something that happens at Sea World or another aquatic-themed amusement park. Some are lucky enough to swim with a few dolphins on their honeymoon. Some tourists on a recent whale and dolphin sighting expedition got much more than that. Capt. Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Safari posted a video this week that shows an estimated …

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