Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

6 July 2023

Tourist sends apology after carving names on Colosseum wall

After a tourist was filmed in late June carving names into the wall of Rome’s ancient Colosseum, he has sent an apology to Italian authorities. In […]
6 July 2023

Greece, France and other destinations continue to struggle with overtourism

Barely two weeks after the summer solstice, some destinations are seeing a very high influx of visitors, sometimes beyond the capacity they can handle. One clear […]
6 July 2023

Kazakhstan celebrates its Capital City Day

Astana, known as Akmola before May 1998, is the capital city of Kazakhstan. In December 1997, the city replaced Almaty as the capital, and in May 1998, it […]
5 July 2023

Financial pressures hinder Europeans’ travel plans

Financial pressures and cost worries have determined Europeans to adjust their travel plans for this year’s summer and autumn, according to the European Travel Commission’s (ETC) […]
5 July 2023

How are riots in France affecting tourism?

Protests in France triggered by the murder of a teenager at the hands of a policeman seemed to be finally subsiding after six nights of unrest. […]
3 July 2023

‘Highest sea cliff in Europe’ opens to tourists

The Hornelen mountain on the western coast of Norway is, as reported by CNN, now open to travelers who are not easily intimidated by heights as […]
3 July 2023

Tourist faces €15,000 fine and up to 5 years in prison for carving names on Colosseum wall

Last week, a tourist was filmed carving names into the wall of Rome’s ancient Colosseum. He has been identified as a fitness trainer living in Britain, […]
30 June 2023

Tourism to contribute €1.44 billion to EU’s economy this year

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) has released its 2023 Economic Impact Research (EIR), revealing the EU travel and tourism sector is forecast to reach […]
29 June 2023

Why underwater and deep-sea tourism are increasingly popular

In recent years, a remarkable shift has occurred in the world of tourism as a new frontier captures the imagination of adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike. […]
29 June 2023

3 travel advantages you only have in your youth

Travelling is always a good time, no matter how old you are, it’s never too late to discover the world. However, it is admittedly easier to […]
27 June 2023

World’s best cities to live in this year

Every year, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ranks up cities around the world to establish the best, and worst, to live in. The Global Liveability Index […]
27 June 2023

More questions arise after the tragic implosion of the Titan

The Titan, which on June 18th had gone down into the depths of the Atlantic ocean to explore the Titanic’s wreck, tragically imploded at the end […]
26 June 2023

Finland announces the world’s first phone-free tourist island

Travelers visiting the island of Ulko-Tammio in Finland will be asked to keep their phones in their pockets this summer. The aim is to encourage holidaymakers […]
23 June 2023

OceanGate submersible imploded soon after diving

On Sunday, 18 June, 5 tourists dived down to the bottom of the ocean aboard an OceanGate Expeditions submersible, reaching for the wreckage site of the […]
22 June 2023

Summer 2023’s hottest city destinations

As the global community adjusts to the “new normal” following the Covid-19 pandemic, the upcoming summer season holds significant importance. While travel volumes have rebounded, preferences […]
21 June 2023

Who are the 5 passengers on the Titan?

OceanGate Expeditions’ Titan submarine has been missing since last Monday and a search and rescue operation by US authorities is currently underway off the coast of […]