No Innocent Dance: The Casual Imperialism of the American Tourist

Every Western tourist is a capitalist, exploiting the world with every step of their beaded thong sandal.

Traveling Lite: Why Women’s Travel Memoirs Get Sold Short

Men’s stories are seen as universal, women’s as particular.  Read more »

BitchTapes: Holiday Travel

You can sing along—silently—and keep your head on straight. Read more »

The Fragility of the Western Traveler: Time to (Un)pack the Colonial Baggage

Before you pack your bags, unpack your colonial privilege. Read more »

A Vacation is Not Activism: Part III—On Tourism and Ecosocial Disasters

Not only do post-disaster tourism profits seldom reach those in need, the industry also contributes to climate change by weakening natural shore protection and depleting desperately needed resources in vulnerable communities. Read more »

Check Yourself Before You Wreck Someplace Else: A Guide to Responsible Summer Travel

Too often, tourists engage in gross practices and act a mess. Here’s what to avoid. Read more »

What Does it Mean to Decolonize Travel?

Writer Bani Amor is challenging the way tourism and travel writing usually center on white stories. Read more »