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After all of my research, one thing I can conclude is that there is not a singular reason dark tourism is so popular. Whether visiting burial sites or memorials, people travel to destinations associated with death and suffering for reasons varying from a morbid fascination with the macabre to a need to work through past trauma. 101 more words
When most people imagine a bed and breakfast, their thoughts turn to cozy houses in quaint towns. Fall River, Massachusetts might be a quaint New England town, but the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast located within it advertises itself as being anything but cozy. 363 more words
“The intersection of tourism and human tragedy is an uncomfortable one.”
In recent years, there has been controversy over a new kind of tour in New Orleans: tours that visit sites of the destruction following Hurricane Katrina.229 more words
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“For New Yorkers, the pain is still fresh. And while there are plenty of inspiring stories attached to the narrative, it’s still too early to celebrate with a commemorative refrigerator magnet, no matter how well intended.