TOURISM

Puerto Rico

I Searched for the Last Great Piña Colada in Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico is the birthplace of the beloved coconutty, rummy creation known as the piña colada. But what's less clear is who came up with it—or if any locals still drink it.
Alicia Kennedy
6.26.17
junk food

This Island Just Banned Junk Food

Torba, a province of Vanuatu in the South Pacific, has restricted imports of Western foods and is encouraging inhabitants to grow organic crops.
Daisy Meager
2.3.17
cuba

Tourism Boom is Leaving Cubans Struggling to Afford Food

American visits to Cuba went up 77 percent in 2015, and food prices have been ballooning drastically on account of the flood of foreign cash.
Gigen Mammoser
12.10.16
coffee

How Tanzania’s Coffee Farmers Are Changing People’s Lives

Small-scale farmers like Mama Gladness Pallangyo struggle to make ends meet with their coffee crops, but immersive tourism is allowing them to supplement their incomes and bring improvements to their villages.
Lauren Steele
11.2.16
italy

Rome Has Some Really Serious Problems with Food Safety

This past year could have been a particularly challenging one for maintaining health standards. In the aftermath of ridding the Roman trash collection system of organized crime, the city was left with garbage piling up throughout the cramped city.
Wyatt Marshall
10.26.16
uk

Chinese Tourists Are Spending Tens of Thousands of Dollars on Scotch in the UK

Some London whisky stores are regularly selling up to £50,000 (a little over $60,000) worth of Scotch to Chinese businessmen and tourists, some of whom fly to London for the expressed purpose of buying prestigious bottles.
Wyatt Marshall
10.24.16
NORTH KOREA

An Inside Look at North Korea's Super Weird Government-Run Restaurants

I found myself at a North Korean restaurant watching a woman in a sequined gown belting out the most moving rendition of “My Heart Will Go On” I’ve ever heard.
Diana Hubbell
10.16.16
cuba

Stale Bread with Ham and Rum: Tourism in the Time of Cuba

“Cuba is for traveling, not for living,” said one man I encountered. “We get a ration of five eggs per month, one piece of bread per day, and one chicken leg every 45 days.”
Alice Driver
8.25.16
The Last Bite

The Last Bite: Fresh Rose Petal Tea and Seafood in Tunis' Largest Market

Since Marché Market was first established in 1891 in Tunis, almost 600 today vendors sell their products, including fish, fruits, and vegetables, spices, poultry, meat, dairy, dried goods, and flowers, under a criss-cross of miniature Tunisian flags.
Sarah Souli
5.23.16
NORTH KOREA

Why North Korea's Restaurant Business Is Bombing

Quite a few outposts of the Hermit Kingdom’s infamous state-run restaurants have recently begun to close in the face of dwindling business.
Alex Swerdloff
4.13.16
cuba

American Tourists Are Drinking Cuba Dry

Cuba’s existing breweries have already committed to producing 33 million cases of beer in order to keep up with the boom in tourism, though that number is far beyond the 19 million cases that their plants can currently handle.
Nick Rose
4.11.16
Slovenia

This Small Town Is Getting an All-You-Can-Drink Beer Fountain

Municipal officials in Žalec, Slovenia, have decided to greenlight a huge fountain which will spew free beer.
Nick Rose
2.16.16