Tourism Geography

Tourism geography is a subdiscipline of human geography that studies travel and its effects on locations.

The Milky Way above Lost Canyon in The Needles district, Canyonlands National Park. Photo: NPS/Emily Ogden.

Where to View the Milky Way in the United States

Julian Marks

Wilderness areas and national parks, particularly in the western half of the United States, are excellent places to observe the night sky.

Book cover for Under the Wave a Waimea

Review | Under the Wave at Waimea

G.T. Dempsey

Set in Hawaii and with a champion surfer as its central character, "Under the Wave at Waimea" introduces us to the global geography of surfing.

Book cover for "Lure of the Beach"

Review | Lure of the Beach: A Global History

G.T. Dempsey

Robert C. Ritchie guides readers through a comprehensive history of mankind’s love affair with the beach.

The horseshoe bend in the New River from one of the overlooks along the Grandview Rim Trail. Photo: NPS /Kevin Daley, public domain.

West Virginia’s First National Park

Caitlin Dempsey

West Virginia's New River Gorge National Park and Preserve became the latest national park when it was designated as such by the U.S. Congress in December of 2020.

A view of the larger lagoon at Big Spring Park with the friendship bridge in the foreground. Photo: Marques Hayes.

Huntsville’s Enduring Spring

Marques Hayes

Big Spring is a karst spring located in Huntsville, Alabama.

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