Sochi, Schmochi. We need an Olympics of travel. Here are 30 events to start.
Skiing and skating are fine. But as many an Olympian can tell you, there's also an art to enduring lousy hotel rooms, killing time in airports and dodging iffy toilets. And so, to celebrate travel skills prized by every modern nomad and road-tripping family -- Fast-food ingestion! Tipping the doorman! Sleeping in squalor! -- I propose these categories for the first Tourist Games.
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THE EVENT: Mastering hotel technology
THE REALITY HERE: The Jerome Grand Hotel, in Jerome, Ariz., is aiming for that semi-haunted, long-ago ghost-town ambiance. Photo taken in 2012.