Summer is fading fast, and for many folks this weekend is the last travel hurrah of the year. Hopefully, you got away and had a chance to explore a new part of the world. As the calendar flips to September, the global map begins to be dominated by those symbols signifying hurricanes. As the path of Hurricane Isaac showed us this week, the next month will be a time of uncertainty for travelers headed to the Caribbean; this is already proving to be a very active hurricane season. Tribune Media Services’ Ed Perkins has some advice if you’ve scheduled a trip into the Hurricane Zone.
Shanghai is becoming a very interesting experiment, of sorts, in how healthcare is delivered. The city has seen a dramatic increase in the number of expatriates living there, but there has been a general distrust of the local medical community. At the Global Times, Chen Xiaoru reports on the foreign doctors who are flocking to Shanghai to take care of this expatriate population. Of course, you could just sign up for mPassport.
There was panic throughout the Eurozone earlier this summer, and we discussed whether the shaky financial times would impact travel and tourism. Now, after the traditional summer vacation throughout Europe, those fears seem to be revving up again, and at the New York Times magazine, Adam Davidson looks at, among other things, the potential long term tourism impact.
Traveling is about getting a taste of the destination you’re visiting – what it’s like to live there, at least in a superficial way. But some folks like to dig a little deeper. At CNNGO, Daisy Liu takes alook at nine vacations where you can get a true native experience.
Your feet are the foundation of everything and when they hurt, well, your trip abroad can go south in a hurry. The New York Times’ Stephanie Rosenbloom wants to help. She talked to people who are on their feet all day long – flight attendants – and writes about the best shoes for your feet when you’re traveling.
And, finally, if you happen to be traveling in Uganda this weekend, Gadling’s Jessica Festa has your weekend entertainment – the Royal Ascot Goat Races.