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Helen Anne Travis covered breaking news for five years at the Pulitzer Prize-winning Tampa Bay Times. Her work has since appeared in CNN, Globe and Mail and The Guardian, among other publications.

What If … You Get Caught in a Protest – Yahoo Travel

In 2013, travel writer Helen Anne Travis found herself surrounded by tear gas and stun grenades during Brazil’s biggest political protest in decades. She shares her story, plus tips on how travelers can get out of a political demonstration as quickly as possible, without attracting the attention of the riot police.

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The Case For Mexico City, Austin American-Statesman

Built on a dried lake bed in an earthquake-prone zone neighbored by an active volcano, Mexico City on first glance has a face only a mother could love. But take a closer look and you’ll find an affordable and vibrant city teeming with ancient relics, delicious food and a thriving museum and art scene.

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24 Hours in Mexico City

8 Reasons to Love Mexico City

Video: Exploring Mexico City

How to Win Back the Customers You’re Losing to Airbnb, TripAdvisor

Between 2010 and 2011, guest nights booked on Airbnb.com around the world rose from 750,000 to more than two million.

Savvy hotel managers who want to reclaim the money they lost to Airbnb must market the advantages inherent to staying in traditional hotels.

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