Tourism

1:23am

Thu August 8, 2013
Latin America

Working To Save The Painted 'Zonkeys' Of Tijuana

Victor Reyes has been photographing tourists atop Tijuana's "zonkeys" since he was 12, and says at one time he could earn $150 a day. Now, he's lucky to earn $15, he says. Here, Reyes poses with his donkey, Ruben.
Amy Isackson NPR

Ruben prances across the street one recent morning on his way to work on a corner of Tijuana's famous tourist strip, Avenida Revolución.

Ruben's hair is freshly dyed. His nametag is shiny.

But both he and his boss, Victor Reyes, have long faces.

Ruben, well, he's a donkey, (a "zonkey" in local parlance).

As for Reyes, his business — taking photos of tourists atop Ruben — has stumbled on hard times.

'Old Mexico'

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9:49am

Wed August 7, 2013
The Two-Way

Oh Snap! U.S. Tourist Breaks Finger Off 600-Year-Old Statue

Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 3:23 pm

A close-up of the damaged statue at Florence's Museo dell'Opera del Duomo.
Maurizio Degl' Innocenti EPA/LANDOV

Add this to the list of damages done in recent years to important pieces of art:

"An American tourist in Italy has generated shock and outrage by snapping the finger off a 600-year-old statue at a museum in Florence." (NBC News)

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10:31am

Tue August 6, 2013
Parks & Rec

Gun Control Measures Haven’t Dissuaded Hunters

Credit Daniel Mayer (Mav) / Wikimedia Commons

Leftover hunting licenses go on sale Tuesday at Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices and retailers statewide. These limited licenses did not sell during the annual drawing process that happened in the spring.

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1:30am

Tue August 6, 2013
Economy

Ski Resorts Find Ways To Stay Busy When There's No Snow

Originally published on Tue August 6, 2013 8:50 am

In the summer, Snowmass ski resort in Colorado rents bikes instead of skis. It's an effort to create year-round revenue during a time when most ski resorts are closed.
Jeremy Swanson Aspen/Snowmass

With sizzling temperatures in much of the country, tourists are turning to mountain ski resorts to find relief. Resorts from Colorado to California and Oregon are on track to set a record this year for summer business.

Brandon Wilke is spending a long weekend at a resort just down the road from Aspen, Colo. He came for a wedding, but Wilke and his brother-in-law decided to bring their mountain bikes and try out some bike trails at the Snowmass ski resort. At first, Wilke says he didn't know mountain biking was an option.

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5:00am

Wed July 31, 2013
Colorado Wonders

Have You Seen This Love Letter To Life In The Mile High City?

A screen capture showing off DIA from the YouTube video "Breathless" by Air Ball Creative
TEDxMileHigh YouTube.com

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