The Costa Rican government has launched a campaign urging anyone visiting the country to avoid taking pictures with wild animals, an increasingly common practice that can harm biodiversity. The campaign, promoted by Costa Rica’s tourism institute in partnership with animal advocacy groups, encourages tourists to take a picture of themselves with stuffed or toy animals and post them on social media alongside the caption, “I don’t harm animals with a selfie," and the hashtag #stopanimalselfies.
While most people opt for the under-two-hour flight from Lima or a day-long speedboat ride from a town reachable by car, I decided on a more uncommon approach to Iquitos: a three-day cruise via cargo ship.
In May, the Singapore's government submitted a bid to inscribe the nation-state's hawker culture on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, a catalogue that includes the reggae music of Jamaica, traditional Korean wrestling and bobbin lace-making in Slovenia.
Tourists in Florida are still searching for Kokomo, the island getaway referenced in the 1988 song by The Beach Boys. On Instagram, they post photos of where they think it is in the Florida Keys from Key Largo to Key West.
Transportation Security Administration agents caught the 22nd gun of the year in a Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport security checkpoint on Wednesday, tying last year’s total four months early, officials said.
Need to reboot after a long week? Retreat to a place where there are no sidewalks, no freeways and spotty cellphone coverage: Thirty-plus miles from downtown L.A. lies Rancho Palos Verdes, where you can ease along a short, curvy route that follows the contour of crumbling bluffs and rocky beaches.
Today’s RV travel has come a long way from the nostalgic experience that brings to mind the gas-guzzling, bulky vehicles, with earth-tone carpet and all. And Bar Harbor RV Park in Abingdon has been there for all of it.