Welcome to Gogobot’s first issue of ”This Week in Travel! We’ve created a round-up of our favorite travel news this week. Enjoy!
Why is China building full-scale, detailed replicas of famous European landmarks, buildings and even entire towns?! It turns out, China’s newly wealthy have created an interesting tourism demand – the ability to visit charming European villages without having to leave China.
Full story from Fast Company here
The idea of marijuana tourism in Colorado appears to be taking off – with tourists booking up the “pot tours” left and right. The recent passing of Amendment 64 in Colorado allows adults to consume cannabis in legal environments similarly to alcohol…so marijuana-themed travel operators have followed suit. One of the new “pot tours” (appropriately called “My 420 Tours”) takes tourists to local cannabis dispensaries, commercial growing operations and even a cannabis cooking class.
Now the question is….would you do a cannabis-themed trip?
Full Story from the Huffington Post here
When does a regional-specific dish become really “authentic”? Surely it’s more than the spices or the flavor. This NYtimes article celebrates a few restaurants that celebrate their “Locavorism” in ways that go beyond ingredients.
Read the full story from The New York Times here
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- New Orleans in the Summer – Sticky and Hot or Cool and Funky?
- Memorial Day Weekend: Best Pet-Friendly Destinations
- How’s your Airline Etiquette?