Salton Sea California | Let’s take on another weird place: Salton Sea, just a few miles south of Palm Springs in sunny California, and not too far away from the Mexican border. Disaster tourists find a gem here. Salton Sea is a highly toxic artificial lake. But this was not always the case. At its
Disappointing travel destination Los Angeles | You’ve dreamed of Hollywood’s Walk of Fame for your whole life. You booked your ticket. Then you get there and it’s by far not what you expected. Hollywood Boulevard turns out to be run-down, dangerous and dirty piece of concrete with roughly 60,000 homeless people sleeping almost everywhere on
Disappointing Travel Destination Four Corners Monument, United States | The Four Corners Monument marks the quadripoint in the Southwestern U.S. where the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah meet. This location is – hold your breath! – the only point in the United States shared by four states. Now this must be something, somebody thought.
Quebec City on a Budget | Quebec City is one of the few places in North America that legitimately has a continental European feel to it. Americans eager to check out European architecture, food and culture: if you can’t afford a trip to Paris, settle with Quebec ;) It was founded in 1608 by the
Event tourism Woodstock 1969 | Today is the 49th anniversary of the Woodstock Music & Art Fair. For the local tourism industry it was a disaster beyond any comparison. For the event tourists it was the most amazing weekend ever. Between August 15 and 17 a counterculture festival near the town of Bethel (NY) attracted an
Hawaii Setting Record Straight | For decades the word “Hawaii” has been music in the ears of leisure travelers, mostly from Japan and the U.S. They listen to a smaltzy song like “Aloha Oe” by Queen Lilioukalani and start to have this delusion about Hawaii: a place close to paradise, wonderful weather, gentle breeze, nice