Passion for Preservation

A feeding of wild deer shows the depth of Germany’s passion for environmental preservation.

The Exotic Entrepreneur

A trip to East Asia reveals an agricultural disequilibrium. For some entrepreneurs, that spells money.

Hope Under Pressure

The world is locked into a supercomputer arms race. This is exactly what we need right now.

The Ta’ Ħaġrat Temples

On the Mediterranean island of Malta, there are UNESCO sites older than the Egyptian pyramids. They need to be protected.

Travelogues: The Plain of Jars in Laos

For Tourpreneurs, attracting tourists and encouraging them to spend liberally at their destination is challenging enough. However, for tourism entrepreneurs in the Southeast Asian nation of Laos, the difficulty of their jobs is often compounded by the remnants of a war that happened 40 years ago: unexploded ordnance (UXO). In the 1960s and ’70s, the United…

Golden Coastlines and Their Underwater Treasures

Indiana Jones should learn how to scuba dive. Technological advances in recent years, coupled with the political opening of once secretive and reclusive regimes, is enabling archeologists to unlock the secrets of the world’s formerly forbidden waters. And for treasure hunters, the rewards are worth millions. A recent article from the BBC chronicles the efforts of…

Seeing Red: Moldova’s Wine Industry Thunders Forward

When I think of the Eastern European country of Moldova, I see red. That is not to say that images of this country shaped like a bunch of grapes is somehow infuriating. Quite the contrary. What I see are swirling glasses brimming with bold, dark, ruby-red wine. The only thing I find disconcerting is that very…

Cuba’s Imminent Travel Tsunami

With the stroke of a pen, the United States could dramatically change the livelihoods of every inhabitant on the island of Cuba. By lifting a trade embargo that has been in effect since the 1960s, Washington could unleash a tidal wave of visitors to this exotic island only 90 miles from the coast of Florida….

Hawaii and China: Marketing The Center of The Pacific

Tropical breezes, piña coladas, and fragrant flowers have long seduced American, Japanese and Korean travelers into visiting the Hawaiian islands. But with the Chinese economy continuing to grow, Hawaii’s state tourism agency is shifting its focus, and its budget, to attract more Chinese tourists. How will they do this, and more importantly, should they do…