Erdogan’s Flying Carpet
Istanbul’s massive new airport fits with Turkey’s grand neo-Ottoman ambitions, but it may be too big for its own good.
Meet the Russian-Owned Firm Creating an Army of Traveling ‘Proxies’
A former senior Russian intelligence official has created an American tech firm that pays people to go places and film things.
The Decline of the Western Tourist
Citizens of China, India, and other emerging markets are traveling for pleasure in ever greater numbers — and the rest of the world is competing for their money.
Spring Break in Pyongyang Is Cancelled
In the wake of an American student’s death, the U.S. decides to cut off travel to North Korea.
With Tweetstorm on Travel Ban, Trump Makes Court Case for His Opponents
Trump went off script and criticized his Justice Department’s “watered down, politically correct” travel ban.
Social Media, Cell Phone Searches For Travelers ‘Not Routine,’ Homeland Security Secretary Says
DHS Secretary John Kelly downplayed reports his agency is seeking to broadly implement such measures for travelers to the United States.
Heightened Scrutiny of Iranians Shows Trump Administration ‘Extreme Vetting’ in Action
Iranians, frequent U.S. visa applicants, are facing more hurdles getting approval.
Royal Jordanian Airlines Has the Perfect Response to Trump’s New Travel Restrictions
No laptops, says U.S. government? No problem, says Royal Jordanian.
Citing Terror Threats, U.S. Bans Carry-On Electronic Devices From Middle East and North Africa Flights
Though the Department of Homeland Security did not reference a specific credible threat.
Hawaii Court Stops Trump’s Second Travel Ban
Challengers argued the revised order was still a Muslim ban — citing Trump’s own words — and a federal judge agreed.
Israeli Travel Ban Draws Fire
The new law would stop some pro-Israel groups from visiting the Jewish state if they have publicly called for boycotts of Israel’s settlements.
Americans, Calm Down: You Don’t Need a Visa to Go to Europe
Contrary to what some headlines indicate
Bopping around Barcelona: Almost no Russians, but a wave of stylish Chinese
The last time I was in Barcelona, most tourists were Russian. Now there is a new generation of Chinese visitors.
Why Has the President of Malawi Still Not Gone Home from the U.N. General Assembly?
The Malawian government is now threatening to arrest anyone who spreads rumors that President Peter Mutharika is gravely ill.
Hajj DIY: Apps Are Making the Pilgrimage Easier Than it’s Ever Been
More than ever before, navigating the Hajj by smartphone is a real option.
The Bard of His Own Backyard
Shakespeare may never have left England, but he became the most global writer who ever lived.
The Disappearance of Dahlia Yehia
A 25-year-old American traveled to Nepal to volunteer after the earthquake. She found a friendly host on Couchsurfing.com. She was never heard from again.
Around the World in 40 Books
Headed to Rio, Paris, or Cape Town this summer? We asked distinguished writers and thinkers to pick their favorite books about 20 of the world’s great cities.
Watch the Absolutely Insane Performance That Marked the Opening of the World’s Longest Rail Tunnel
Switzerland has a new rail tunnel. They celebrated its opening in quite the curious way.
In Russia, the Doors Are Closing
How — and why — Russians are losing their freedom to travel abroad.