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Everything in Mecca gets 5 stars — and online reviews of...

Tom van Laer, University of Sydney and Elif Izberk-Bilgin, University of Michigan For the millions of Muslims preparing to gather in Saudi Arabia on Aug....

No, Americans shouldn’t fear traveling abroad

Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University As summer travel season begins, friends and relatives have asked me if it’s safe to travel outside the U.S. I understand...

As Airbnb grows, this is exactly how much it’s bringing down...

Tarik Dogru, Florida State University Airbnb has grown exponentially since its founding in 2008 and is expected to soon go public in an initial public...

The bizarre phenomenon of vacation surprise videos

Jenna Drenten, Loyola University Chicago Parents have long surprised their kids with a family vacation. However, the practice of parents recording their kids’ reactions – and...

What’s the value of a clean beach? Here’s how economists do...

Timothy Haab, The Ohio State University Millions of Americans head outdoors in the summer, whether for a day at a nearby lake or a monthlong...

‘Traveling while black’ guidebooks may be out of print, but still...

Cotten Seiler, Dickinson College In the summer of 2017, the NAACP issued a travel advisory for the state of Missouri. Modeled after the international advisories...

It’s time for a new approach to travel

Randy Malamud, Georgia State University When I overcame a flying phobia, I resolved to make up for lost time by visiting as much of the...

Anthony Bourdain’s window into Africa

Jacob Henry, University of Hawaii Anthony Bourdain might have been a celebrity chef, but viewers of his Emmy Award-winning travel show, “Parts Unknown,” didn’t tune...

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Soy versus dairy: what’s the footprint of milk?

By Judith Friedlander, University of Technology, Sydney Are soy milk’s environmental attributes based on substance or froth? Is soy a sustainable solution in the dairy...