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Slash and Burn Tourism

I once had a brilliant idea about doing a serious book about travel called Slash and Burn Tourism. The pitch was, like the traditional but destructive tradition of slash and burn agriculture, there are many destinations in the world that used to be great, but are now so overcrowded and overtaxed that people are giving …

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Carbon Offsets are a Joke

I have been doing a lot of traveling the past two months and therefore a lot of catching up on stacks of magazines. It seems that everybody and their brother has felt a need to do a “green issue” lately (or in Island’s case, a “blue issue” just to be different). Green as in “save …

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