Seventy Ways Travel Magazines Address the Economic Crisis
Tom Swick: Contemplating and celebrating the world of travel
12.15.08 | 12:18 AM ET
Travel inhabits the periphery. (A fact that doesn’t necessarily make it edgy.) People put aside vacation days with dreams of getting away from it all. Backpackers strike many as long-distance slackers. Bookstores stick travel books off in a corner.
What I’ve always loved and admired about World Hum is its refusal to accept this arrangement. Its all-inclusive approach—it was surely the only travel publication to note the passing of Rosa Parks—continually shows how travel and life are intertwined.
So I’m delighted to become a regular contributor. To me, World Hum is like “The Daily Show,” for each has found a prism—travel here, humor there—through which to view the world.
Not that there’s anything wrong with humor.
(Travel Magazines Address the Economic Crisis)
- Skid Row Is Back!
- The 12 Best City Parks to Sleep In
- The Secret to Packing Without Using Luggage
- Choosing the Right Cruise Line to Work For
- How To Panhandle in 10 Languages
- The Miniature Railway Bazaar—Paul Theroux’s Amazing Journey Through the World of Model Trains
- Appalachia - the New Tuscany?
- Seven Great Hotels in Brownsville
- Going by Bus Is Sexy Again!
- Seeing Japan With Suze Orman
- Europe’s Squatter-Friendly Cities
- Hoboes—The Return of an American Icon
- Four-Hour Vacations That Won’t Stretch Your Budget
- A Global Guide to Macaroni
- Finding Adventure on the Morning Commute
- The World’s 15 Most Luxurious Hostels
- Goodbye, Wine Tours. Hello, Winos!
- Traveling in the Footsteps of Tom Joad
- London’s Most Comfortable Benches
- Jane and Michael Stern on America’s Finest Soup Kitchens
- CouchSurfing Goes Mainstream!
- Ditch Lonely Planet—Check Out the WPA Guides
- Five Street Performances Every Traveler can Learn
- Detroit—The City of Today
- Top Concierges Share Insider Knowledge on How They Got Their Jobs
- The Hidden Charms of Hillbilly Hollows
- Down and Out in Paris and London and Madrid and Vienna and Rome and Berlin ...
- Eight Great Weekend Stowaways
- Moldova—Worse Off Than We Are
- Can’t Afford a Romantic Resort? We Look at Some of the World’s Best Lovers’ Lanes!
- Travels With Lizbeth Revisited
- 11 Super Deals in the Dust Bowl
- A Walking Tour of the Tenderloin
- Beaches Are Not Just for Sunbathing Anymore - A Caribbean Guide to Sleeping Under the Stars
- The Cambridge of John Maynard Keynes
- Day-Old Baguettes—Where to Find Them, How to Make Them Last
- The Al Fresco Pleasures of Indian Trains
- 36 Minutes in Scranton
- Secrets to Successful House-Swapping (Hint: Include the Mortgage)
- The Absolutely 10 Best Intersections for Washing Windshields
- Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Barn Door (Farm Stays with an Emphasis on Farming)
- New York’s Hottest Shelters
- Countries Where You’ll Get the Best Price for Your Passport
- The New Walking Vacation (Starting From Home)
- Making the Most of Your Day in Canada
- An International Guide to Dumpster Diving
- The Middle Seat Is Not That Bad - How to Annoy the People Who Paid More Than You
- Scandinavia’s Spare, Comfortable Prisons
- Have English, Will Travel—Making Lunch Money as a Language Teacher
- Hitchhiking For Dummies
- Rice and Beans—Eating Your Way Through Latin America
- Lands of Contrast (A Less Expensive Alternative to “Lands of Contrasts”)
- Bargains Abound in the Bowery!
- The Endless Semester (Abroad)—How to Farm Your Kids Out to Foreigners for Years
- 39 Countries Where You’re Not Expected to Tip
- Anyone For Hooverball? A Visit to Iowa and the Boyhood Home of Our 31st President
- Household Pet Safaris!
- Splashdown Vegas—The Strip’s Seven Easiest Pools to Sneak Into
- Paradise Found, In the Next County
- The Walking ATM—Pickpockets from Around the World Spill Trade Secrets
- Five-Star Leftovers
- A Tour of America’s Best Salvation Army Stores
- Eat, Pray, Beg—One Woman’s Life-Changing Journey on the Cheap
- The Art of Going Dutch
- Forget Exotic Places - Visit Exotic Dancers
- Key West—Welcoming the Disenfranchised for Over a Century
- Never Buy Bus or Subway Tickets Again (We’ll Show You How)
- An Afternoon at the Airport—Just Because You Aren’t Traveling Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Treat Yourself to an Auntie Anne’s Pretzel!
- How to Build Your Own Backyard Theme Park
- Two Places to See Before You Die