Category Archives Destinations

A report released yesterday by a United States Pharmacopeia program, in partnership with the World Health Organization, cited an increasing level of resistance to Artemisinin -- the last affordable drug in the global arsenal against malaria.  The drug resistance is emerging in Uganda, Senegal, Madagascar, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam, and is thought to be due in large part to the sale…

If you are a regular reader, you know we’ve been hunting for happiness. But sometimes on our travels, if we look closely, we gain insights into deeply rooted cultural sources of unhappiness. We recently introduced our Healthy Planet Index, a ranking of 141 countries that is based on a measure called happy life years—a combination of life expectancy and satisfaction…

The heaviest rains to hit Peru in the past fifteen years have caused mudslides with serious consequences today -- 4 people have been killed and 2,000 tourists have been stranded in and around Machu Picchu. Reports from our contacts at Pardo Medical Center based in Cusco, Peru indicate that the heavy rain is not letting up and that is causing…

The latest investigation into happiness by destination comes from Andrew Oswald of the University of Warwick (UK) and Stephen Wu of Hamilton College (NY) who have ranked all fifty states and DC using two data sets. One from the Centers for Disease Control compiles responses from 1.3 million Americans who were asked this: "How satisfied are you with your life?" The…

The Earth Island Institute has published its 2010 Ethical Destinations Report at ethicaltraveler.org, shedding some light on the developing countries that have demonstrated the strongest commitment to environmental protection, social welfare and human rights. The report is a serious research effort to promote ethical travel: gaining an awareness of our impact and responsibilities as we explore the world. By all…

This is without a doubt the best iPhone app I have ever used built.  Did I say “best” app?  I meant “only.”  mPassport Paris is the first in a series of downloadable destination-based versions of HTH Worldwide’s mobile web tools.  The app features detailed profiles of nearly 100 carefully selected, English-speaking, Paris-based physicians and dentists as well as an appointment…

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