Backpacker, Go Home: How Tourism Is Ruining Everything You are here: Home / Backpacker, Go Home: How Tourism Is Ruining Everything One billion tourists now roam the planet—and the world’s most pristine spots are showing the strain. In the new film ‘Gringo Trails,’ the consequences of unchecked global wanderlust. Twenty years ago, when I first visited the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza, it was already one of Mexico’s most popular attractions. No Senor Frogs? By Lewis Beale. Read more.. How Washing Machines Could Use a Lot Less Water International Volunteer Day: Is ‘orphanage tourism’ a solution or a problem?