Every week on Tripologist, I like to share some of my favorite travel related posts from around the web. If you have a post that you think is especially great and would like to be included in a future edition, put a comment below, send me a link through the Contact page, or message @TheTripologist on Twitter.
Here are my favorite travel posts from this past week:
Toxic Tourism: Why Dubrovnik Needs to Kick Out the Cruise Ships – GrumpyTraveller.com
Dubrovnik, Croatia, like many cities around the world, has a major tourism problem. It isn’t that the city has trouble attracting visitors, it’s that it has too many of the wrong kind of visitors: cruise passengers. While I’m sure some passengers on a cruise ship genuinely want to see a country’s culture, many do not, or at least don’t have the time to. This is probably the best post I’ve ever seen explaining why cities should distance themselves as much as possible from the junk tourism of cruise ships.
The Three Pagodas of Dali, China – FerretingOutTheFun.com
Tucked away in the under-visited southwestern corner of China, the Three Pagodas in Dali are some of the countries most amazing structures. While I’ve written a little about my time in Dali, here’s a great post giving a complete rundown of these amazing structures.
While many people get scared at the thought of leaving their resort in Mexico, some travelers intentionally seek out some of the world’s most dangerous destinations. From Afghanistan to the Congo, here are five fantastic travel destinations that would worry your mom to death.
2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest – TheAtlantic.com
Every year National Geographic Traveler has one of the world’s most amazing photo contests. The Atlantic was able to pull together 42 of the best early entries for your viewing pleasure. What I wouldn’t give to take photos half as good as these!
From the Tripologist Archives: 5 Tips for Managing Your Budget While Traveling in Japan
Japan is frequently cited as one of the world’s most expensive countries. However, traveling through the country can be quite affordable if you know a few tricks. Here are my top 5 suggestions for how to save money while traveling in Japan.