The Guardian: US tourist injured falling into Mount Vesuvius crater after taking selfie

The Guardian: US tourist injured falling into Mount Vesuvius crater after taking selfie. “The 23-year-old and his family reached the 1,281m-high (4,202ft) summit of the volcano towering over the southern Italian city of Naples after bypassing a visitor turnstile and proceeding along an out-of-bounds path. The man was taking a selfie, according to local press reports, when his phone slipped out of his hand and into the mouth of the volcano.”

Futurism: People Keep Sneaking Onto Simulated Mars Base for Social Media Clout

Futurism: People Keep Sneaking Onto Simulated Mars Base for Social Media Clout. “The Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) uses the Utah desert to simulate life on the Red Planet. However, the station’s director has found that the biggest issue isn’t coping with the effects of isolation or the inhospitable environment — instead, it’s dealing with annoying tourists.”

‘Poppy Apocalypse’: Small California city overrun by thousands of tourists declares ‘public safety crisis’ (Washington Post)

Washington Post: ‘Poppy Apocalypse’: Small California city overrun by thousands of tourists declares ‘public safety crisis’. “Officials in Lake Elsinore, Calif., located just over an hour southeast of Los Angeles, announced Sunday that they had closed off access to their famed California golden poppy fields after ‘Disneyland size crowds’ inundated the city of about 66,000 over the weekend, straining resources and creating a ‘public safety crisis.’”

Sydney Morning Herald: How Google got lost in the Blue Mountains

Sydney Morning Herald: How Google got lost in the Blue Mountains. “Residents of an otherwise sleepy rural cul-de-sac have been experiencing a very peculiar issue, particularly on holidays and long weekends. Hundreds of confused sightseers, following Google Maps directions to what they thought was a picturesque tourist destination, have ended up in Valley View Road in Dargan, New South Wales.”