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Data Stories: Solar Eclipses, the Economics of Travel, Visiting National Parks

Are you traveling this summer? These visualizations explore the paths of solar eclipses, tourist purchasing power in various countries, and the popularity of U.S. National Parks.

How Many Chances to See an Eclipse?

Washington Post 

The Washington Post isn’t the only site with a map of the path of totality for the upcoming solar eclipse. It may be the only one that also maps the next hundred years’ worth of eclipses and provides some insight into what parts of the U.S. are most and least likely to see them.

 

Where Should You Travel?

Vox vacation index 

For most people, value plays into the decision of where to take a vacation. Vox provides a constantly updating chart of which countries are currently a good deal for U.S. tourists.

 

Which Park Is Most Popular?

National Parks 

This interactive Tableau chart allows you to explore trends at American National Parks in terms of both absolute number of visitors and relative popularity rank.

About the Author

Lindsay Stares is a production editor at TDWI. You can contact her at lstares@tdwi.org.


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