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Journeys for pleasure or education

Tourism is travel for pleasure or business; also the theory and practice of touring, the business of attracting, accommodating and entertaining tourists, and the business of operating tours. Tourism may be international or within the traveller's country. The World Tourism Organization defines tourism more generally, in terms which go "beyond the common perception of tourism as being limited to holiday activity only", as people "traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure and not less than 24 hours, business and other purposes".


Machiavelli and U.S. Politics, Part 4: War, by Lawrence M. Ludlow, 22 Aug 2005
Part of a six-segment series examining The Prince vis-à-vis contemporary U.S. politics; this article covers Machiavelli's simple advice on war and contrasts it with that of James Madison and Robert Higgs in Crisis and Leviathan
In many ways, the travel industry has been nationalized to accommodate our interventionist foreign policy. Using the phrase 'nationalized industry,' however, would tend to undercut the freedom that our administration claims to hold dear to its heart. Nonetheless, airport searches, pat-downs, long lines, and the seizure of 'threatening' objects such as nail clippers are not typical of free-market transactions. Similarly, the taxpayer-subsidized TSA employees loitering in huge, but easily duped numbers have been imposed by the government.
Treating People Like Garbage, by Sheldon Richman, The Goal Is Freedom, 4 Oct 2013
Prompted by the "closing" of the U.S. government during Oct 2013, examines two examples of how the state behaves towards people: an Iraq war veteran and his family, and the genocide of Bengalis in March 1971, with the support of Nixon and Kissinger
The government "closed" this week ... It would be preferable to keep the monuments and national parks, like the Grand Canyon, going while closing the Pentagon, the State Department, the CIA, the NSA, ICE, FBI, ATF, and all related so-called national-security agencies. The government is so entwined in our lives that some innocent people are hurt by the partial shutdown ... If you were planning a trip abroad, but now won't have your passport renewed in time, you are a victim. That is a good reason not to have government issuing passports. Before World War I, you could travel without a one. War is the health of the state.


Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Road Trip
    by Jim Rogers, 2003
Partial contents: A Yellow Mercedes - Young Turks - The Best Capitalists Are in Communist China - Digital Mongolia - The Wedding - Into Africa - My Broker in Ghana - Arabian Nights - The Road from Mandalay - My Father's Grave - Home Again

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Tourism" as of 15 Oct 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.