Have we, in monetising their traditions, devalued something culturally significant?
Laidback, graceful Esfahan is centred on Imam Square, one of the world's great ensembles of Islamic architecture.
Deadwood is home to Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, a hit TV series and a load of tall and true stories.
For some people, travel is about seeing world class art and beautiful landscapes. For others, it's about staring at massive factories and gawping at clanking machinery.
There are plenty of castles to see in Britain but these are the 10 that are worth visiting.
There are some unique experiences around the world other places can't touch.
People leave little knitted hats and scarves on the statues in the town's splendidly eerie cemetery.
Surely there's more to travelling life than mere good looks?
Egypt's archaeological heritage has been carted off to foreign shores for centuries. What remains is extraordinary, but will it last?
Some of Japan's shrine market selling such collectables as fabrics, ceramics, kimono, hair ornaments and scrolls, have been running for hundreds of years.
The Bronte parsonage, where that gifted, cursed family lived and died, remains a place of powerful melancholy.
There's no need for travellers to play favourites – it all depends on what you're looking for on the day.