Wikivoyage:Requested articles

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This is a list of articles that do not yet exist on Wikivoyage. Please add links here, and delete those that have a proper article that is not just a link or a blank template.

Or - why not start the article yourself?

Requests should meet the What is an article? policy. For example, a location should normally have somewhere to eat, somewhere to sleep and at least one thing to see or do to deserve an article. A travel topic or itinerary must be within the scope of Wikivoyage.

Places[edit]

African[edit]

Ghana[edit]

Americas[edit]

Canada[edit]

I might be able to take on this project in the near future. I took a trip there a few years ago and have a great deal of pictures, insight, etc. to show for it. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 15:30, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

United States of America[edit]

Asia and Oceania[edit]

  • Gulag travel — Provide historical information, a listing of accessible sites, and various info (like accessibility, common restrictions, etc) about travel to gulags, mostly in Russia but there are a few in Kazakhstan too.
  • Okunoshima (大久野島) - Japan's "rabbit island" (ウサギ島), with lots of wild rabbits and a poison gas museum.

European[edit]

England[edit]

Finland[edit]

  • Sotkamo or Vuokatti. Vuokatti mainly, but in the other hand, Vuokatti could be part of the article of Sotkamo because it's kinda like an area in the municipality of Sotkamo.

France[edit]

Possibly it can be covered in Napoleonic Wars, though it's still an itinerary. When Napoleon was defeated for the first time, the Coalition exiled him on the island of Elba but he managed to escape after less than a year. He was then at large for 100 days, moving north secretly along paths in the French Alps nowadays known as Route Napoleon and gathered a new army which was finally beaten at Waterloo. ϒpsilon (talk) 17:03, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Germany[edit]

Poland[edit]

  • Lądek-Zdrój - lots of beautiful photos in Commons; look at the category for the town. Coverage of Poland is really deficient in general on this site. There are numerous important destinations that have no article, and others, like Kłodzko, which based on what's on Commons, deserve significantly longer and more detailed articles with more images.

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

  • Flüelen - crops up from time to time in articles on even the national level...
  • Romanshorn is a redlink that crops up sometimes. Either create an article or delink the redlink

Travel topics[edit]

Reasons to travel[edit]

Understand[edit]

Prepare[edit]

Get in[edit]

Get around[edit]

  • Bike share - while we currently have a small section in the article on cycling it unduly focuses on Germany and does not cover many of the new systems that have recently arisen
  • Bus travel in Mexico - probably the best and most extensive bus network in the world. spinning this of from the main Mexico#By bus_2 article would be a good idea imho. That way we can go into more detail while only leaving a brief overview in the main article
  • Canada without a car, similar to United States without a car
Another approach would be to include information about Canada and change the name of the article to "North America without a car" or, to be more specific and avoid confusion about whether to include Mexico, "The U.S. and Canada without a car". Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:27, 2 October 2015 (UTC)
I like the idea, but would prefer whether our "experiment" USA "works" - imho it's on a good path, but not quite "there" yet... Hobbitschuster (talk) 18:18, 3 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Ferries in general have only sporadic coverage, at least for a project with "voyage" in its name. Boat travel does link ferry articles for various specific regions, but no article provides an overview of ferries in general. Tour boats are also missing, leaving a huge gap between cruise ships and cruising on small craft.
    • An outline on ferries was started, but it needs some love.
  • Overland travel in Africa — Africa brings a host of different troubles & issues when compared to overland travel just about anywhere else in the world. Such a page should include issues with fuel, vehicles (2WD vs 4x4 & also limited spare parts/service available for various brands), road conditions, road-side camping, and cover the many border issues present along the continent. This page should also cover some of the common routes in the various regions, but especially in regions difficult to traverse or where there are only a couple viable routes—such as the Sahara, east-west travel between coastal Libya and Zambia (basically there are no routes, but for the truly adventurous N'Djamena-Abeche-Khartoum or Yaounde-Bangui-Kampala are possible), and trans-continental travel down the west coast (there's really only one viable route between Gabon & Angola).
  • Trans-Sahara routes — Traveling across the Sahara is no doubt difficult and (often) dangerous. Having one page to cover all the different routes along with common modes of transport, border restrictions, and safety concerns would be very helpful in persons planning a grand overland trip across Africa and be much easier for overlanders than having to sift through info on (or which should be in) the pages of North Africa & Sahel countries. Could either be a page unto itself, or a section of the proposed Overland travel in Africa page
  • Cruising the Southern Ocean — While much of the content of this guide should be included in the "Get in" section of Antarctica, it would be nice to have a page written from the perspective of cruising to Antarctica, South Georgia Island, and even the French Southern and Antarctic Territories. Topics to include: types of cruises (small or large vessel & associated pros/cons), costs, packing list, various procedures/regulations (cleaning to prevent contamination, zodiac boat rides), typical activities (wildlife viewing, kayaking, station visits, helicopter flights), ships, overview of places visited (Antarctic peninsula, Ross Sea, South Georgia Is., Falkland Islands, Tierra del Fuego), and routes (from Ushuaia, Punta Arenas, or Australia/New Zealand).
  • Panama Canal and Suez Canal by boat. The current Suez is just a redirect to one town, Port Suez, Egypt.
  • IATA code — We currently link to Wikipedia to explain these, from a long list of articles, using {{IATA}}. There are other location identifiers such as ICAO codes, FAA or Transport Canada LID, and Amtrak's non-standard station designators but IATA is most familiar to travellers as the destination tag on checked baggage and tickets. It's travel-related, it should be here.
  • All-terrain vehicle redirects to Activities; the section there provides no useful info beyond links to a few random country-level articles.
  • Uber; distinctive enough to require an article in its own right
Ridesourcing/Ride hailing services should (like ride sharing) have an article under a generic name; Uber (or Lyft, or whomever) are individual competing firms and none own the entire market. We have Carsharing for ZipCar-like schemes, but these are self-serve hire cars (ZipCar is Avis/Budget Group, a few others are legitimately local co-ops) and not peer-to-peer sharing apps. K7L (talk) 16:22, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Intercity buses in France - similar to the situation in Germany (and in fact partly inspired by it) in that there was virtually no market a short while ago but now many companies compete for an expanding market - an outline has been created, but local knowledge (maybe from fr-voy) would be much appreciated
  • Intercity buses in Britain - the network is a lot older than the French or German ones.
  • Intercity buses in Europe - slowly but surely the different companies are starting transnational networks helped in part by the opening of especially the French and German market - an article is sorely lacking as is our coverage on buses in general

See[edit]

We have Art Deco architecture. It's annoying that Art deco architecture doesn't redirect unless it's written in the search window. Ikan Kekek (talk) 13:11, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
I shall create this redirect. And it should be mentioned on the architecture page. I think my point still stands. Several eras are not covered at all and the eras we do cover are not all that well covered. Hobbitschuster (talk) 13:37, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
Your point does stand. There indeed could be more coverage of architecture - not to mention painting and sculpture. Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:19, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
w:Brutalist architecture. Powers (talk) 23:20, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
There are probably even enthusiasts for that... After all, when they constructed the Plattenbau (GDR style high rises) in the 1970s and 1980s they considered them to be the best thing since sliced bread and wanted to tear down places like Dresden-Neustadt (which - if you read the listings carefully - is now the most popular part of Dresden with most tourists, precisely because it wasn't torn down). And other epochs like the architecture of Al Andalus or the British-Indian architecture (touched upon in British Raj) are well worth a detour if not a trip... Hobbitschuster (talk) 11:51, 3 July 2015 (UTC)
Raising my hand as a fan of Brutalism. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 02:41, 4 September 2015 (UTC)
Could be better covered, but that's down to people taking more time to develop that article. A lot of Gothic cathedrals are covered in the Gothic architecture article, though. Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:28, 2 October 2015 (UTC)
Would that be "Classical European art" or include art from Egypt and whatever is left in Mesopotamia after IS gets through with it? Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:45, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

Historical travel[edit]

see also Talk:Historical travel#Requested articles
  • Château (though usually without the circumflex) is used in English, but the German word Schloss is not and, therefore, presumably shouldn't be in any titles in English-language Wikivoyage. Perhaps "Villas and Château" would cover the topic? Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:37, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Shouldn't that be "Villas and Châteaux" (plural)? K7L (talk) 22:49, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Of course. Typo on my part. Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:48, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
  • I am not sure I like any of the proposed titles. But maybe that is just me having been ignorant for the longest time that the distinction Burg/Schloss (the former largely a defensive and the latter largely an ornamental residence of some blue blooded person) does in fact exist in English, even though the language of Shakespeare needed to make use of a very un-Anglo word for that. Hobbitschuster (talk) 00:13, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
Everything in the past is or soon will be history. Where do we draw the line between History and Nostalgia? Back in the 1950s there was huge nostalgia for the "simpler times" of the 1890s... Today there is nostalgia for the "suburban paradise" of the 1950s (though if you ask me it looks more like a nightmare, but that's neither here nor there). Point is: I see too much overlap with historical travel Hobbitschuster (talk) 22:23, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
Nostalgia would stretch about 30-50 years back, for old people remembering their own childhood. Possibly we could follow up Industrialization in the United States with Cold War United States- /Yvwv (talk) 22:23, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
That should probably be "Post war era" as "Cold war" conjures up discussion specifically of nuclear tourism, bunkers, missile silos, the whole "better dead than red" thing instead of the entire post-WWII era as a whole. Any "history of..." articles which follow the pattern of the US topics (where Industrialization of the United States ends at WWII) would logically have that war and the post-war era as the next chapter. K7L (talk) 01:22, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
We now have a Post-war United States article. /Yvwv (talk) 16:16, 14 May 2015 (UTC)
See Cold War Europe for military and political destinations. We can also consider articles for British pop music and similar culture-themed articles. /Yvwv (talk) 11:54, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

Film and TV series tourism[edit]

Do[edit]

Site search results for NASCAR. This is a popular sport and definitely merits an article. Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:41, 3 November 2015 (UTC)
Let's make a redlink for NASCAR, then. ϒpsilon (talk) 18:02, 15 June 2016 (UTC)
Maybe we can have a section somewhere in a ctiy article on her sister cities? Hobbitschuster (talk) 00:20, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
Not really travel related. Wikipedia has enough trouble keeping the lists up to date. Powers (talk) 00:36, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
Maybe change the existing twin town entry from disambiguation to travel topic and leave it at that? K7L (talk) 10:35, 15 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Visiting pygmy settlements — the name "pygmy" is the commonly-used name (although technically a derogatory slur) for the short-statured people not of Bantu descent who live in isolated villages across Central Africa. This guide would provide an overview of locations to visit their settlements in the countries of Central Africa and general activities & accommodations when visiting along with how to reach them.
  • Scouting; about how to travel with help of the international Scout movement (international camps, lodging, hospitality exchange etc.)
  • Workout: Preparing for outdoor life, maintaining good physique during travel, and preventing fatigue during long-distance flights; as a complement to the sport article

Learn[edit]

  • Learning a language abroad — some overlap with—or maybe a subsection of—Studying abroad...this section would cover how to find good language programs, types of programs, length and advantages/disadvantages of length of study. It should also discuss pure language programs versus combining language studies/exercise with work, other studies (e.g. exchange programs) or vacation activities and how prior knowledge of the language influences the choices. Previously attempted at language tourism, which currently points to a single paragraph of travel activities.

Work[edit]

  • Working holiday — currently redirects to visa. Should cover the various work-holiday schemes available in countries like E.U., Australia, NZ, US. We have gap year travel, which may overlap slightly.
  • WWOOFing — "Willing workers on organic farms", the WWOOF page is a redirect (after vfd discussion). There is a brief mention in Volunteer travel and a good article about agrotourism in general, but no topic page specifically about working on farms.

Buy[edit]

  • Buying electronics abroad — overlaps region coding, electrical systems and mobile telephones, but a huge chunk of United States of America#Buy seems to be devoted to buying various incompatible electronic baubles and bringing them home on the off-chance one will work. This content is a candidate to be split out of the country article to a new or existing travel topic. See Talk:United States of America#Buying a mobile phone.
  • Carpet shopping — Travelers encounter carpets for sale across the Middle East, Caucasus, Central Asia, & the Indian subcontinent. Carpets can vary dramatically in price and finding a good carpet can be tough for the inexperienced traveler. This guide should include background info on carpets in history, a discussion of the differences between regions, how to assess the quality of a carpet, and info relevant to the traveler considering purchasing a carpet (price, where to find the best deals, how to ship home, overview of customs issues & restrictions on export). There are currently small bits on carpets in Silk Road and at Turkmenistan#Rugs, perhaps other articles.

Eat/Drink[edit]

What about dinner cruises though? Hobbitschuster (talk) 19:37, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Roadside diners are technically not fast food as they offer table service, but occupy a price point between a fast-food joint and a standard restaurant.
And they represent a niche in North American cuisine that, while rarely recognized as such, is actually quite distinct. And many of them are notable for quirky midcentury architecture/interior design. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 19:32, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
We have an article on Truck stops, perhaps the scope of this (at the moment rather short) article could be expanded to include roadside diners and other places to eat catering to car and bus travelers. ϒpsilon (talk) 04:46, 15 June 2016 (UTC)
You might find the Roadfood website a useful source of information about some of these. Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:12, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

Cuisine articles by country or supra-national region, as these are probably what travellers look for:

Way too broad a topic and almost smacks of ethnocentrism to me. Would you suggest a "Cuisines of Asia" or "Cuisines of Europe" article? Africa is a vast continent with great variety. What would hold this kind of article together? Ikan Kekek (talk) 13:09, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
Wikipedia describes Wikipedia:African cuisine by sub-region. Probably the North African cuisine, West African cuisine, East African cuisine and Southern African cuisine would be useful articles. /Yvwv (talk) 13:28, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

A few cuisine types are not tied to a single region:

Sleep[edit]

Cope[edit]

Connect[edit]

Stay healthy[edit]

  • Food safety — currently redirects to food, should discuss safe handling of food & various precautions...some overlap with Infectious diseases#Water (or contaminated food) and #Food and Travellers' diarrhea
  • Medications — discuss the issues surrounding taking, using, and possibly obtaining prescription medications while abroad. Topics to discuss: taking prescription abroad (standard format? letter from doctor?), legal issues (will immigration recognize foreign prescription; what about cases where a freely-available medication is taken across the border to a county where it is only available by prescription; what about more restrictive medications like opiates or stimulants?), how to obtain a medication with a prescription while abroad (need to see foreign doctor to obtain locally-recognizable Rx? Will embassy doctors help when in a foreign country with a language barrier?), any concerns about quality (like counterfeit medications). Touched on at Travel health and First aid kit for travellers
  • Travelling with diabetesTravelling with high blood pressure was recently created and while we probably shouldn't have articles for each and every illness, diabetes is fairly common and requires travellers to take into consideration many things (meals, meal times, carrying medicine and syringes and other equipment etc.).

Stay safe[edit]

  • Avalanches redirects to snow safety, an outline.
  • Corruption / bribes — Currently both redirect (along with trouble with authorities) to Stay safe. Authority trouble was deleted, but deserves a new chance. A traveller could use advice how to deal with corruption, police brutality, unlawful detention, or charges of crime.
  • Drugs redirects to stay safe and marijuana simply redlinks. There is an article on smoking, which describes primarily nicotine addiction.
  • Fire safety in hotels and on campgrounds; we have a page on wildfires only.
  • Sea piracy is mentioned in a few currently-affected or historic destinations, but as a hazard it broadly affects entire regions (Somalia in particular has spread its pirates hundreds of miles) and may therefore be best as a travel topic.
  • Touts — "special price only for you my friend...", perhaps it'd be good to have a page with some tactics for a first-time visitor to e.g. Tangier how to lose them before you lose your nerves. Ignoring touts doesn't always help or may not be possible.

Respect[edit]

Itineraries[edit]

Africa[edit]

  • Uganda Railway — (w:Uganda Railway) A tropical version of the Transsib, the railway was built a century ago in the middle of nowhere with much trouble. It was one of the main tourist lines in East Africa when completed. While trains nowadays only run on a part of this railway, it could still make for an interesting itinerary. ϒpsilon (talk) 16:41, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

Australia[edit]

Europe[edit]

If Erie Canal is allowed, why wouldn't Kiel Canal be? -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 16:54, 12 August 2016 (UTC)
I don't know. I have long given up on either understanding or reforming the bodies of water policy. At this point the easiest thing seems to be not to have a bodies of water policy at all Hobbitschuster (talk) 19:40, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

Middle East[edit]

North America[edit]

I like this idea a lot. Of course, a West Coast hip hop tour (Compton, Long Beach, South Central L.A. as well as Oakland) would also be de rigueur, as well as a Dirty South hip hop tour (Miami, Atlanta, etc.) -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 17:58, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
United States National Parks might be a good place to put National Heritage Areas, but that article first needs to be reorganized (and possibly split up?) -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 05:17, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Portlandia Tour, for the comedy series set in Portland (Oregon)
  • Boston Post Road - an old Amerindian trail between Boston and New York City improved by early U.S. colonists to facilitate mail delivery. Now serves as the main street of many of the towns between those two cities, where many buildings from the Colonial and Revolutionary eras still stand (along with the many of the mileposts placed along the route in the 18th Century). Large portions of the route are listed in the National Register of Historic Places and/or as National Historic Landmarks.
The Lower Post Road, which connects the Bronx with Providence, RI, is part of US Route 1. I suppose you want to cover the Upper Post Road? Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:04, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
1) Ideally we would cover all three of them. Some information for the Lower Post Road might be adapted from the US Route 1 article, but we'd want to place special emphasis on the Colonial- and Revolutionary-era historical relics you'll see along the way, rather than merely giving a generalized description of the route.
2) How is an article like US Route 1 allowable per policy anyway? We're not supposed to have articles on roads, and US-1 not particularly well-known as a tourist itinerary in its own right, like Route 66 and the Lincoln Highway are.
-- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 04:20, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
Why not? Driving on Route 1 gives the driver and passenger an experience of what a main road used to be like around 60-100 years ago. You drive through a lot of centers of towns, and also through countryside and old-fashioned strip malls - some of them in the center of the highway in New Jersey. But you probably know that, since you want to have an article about part of Route 1. Also, see Talk:U.S. Highway 1. Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:07, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
That's kind of a stretch, but seeing as I'm not a huge fan of the anti-"road article" policy to begin with, I'll leave it alone. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 05:38, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
Looks like the U.S. cable network C-SPAN already did something like this, but with a focus on the political philosophies he discussed in his book rather than being geared toward travellers. This ought to sharply reduce the amount of research necessary to determine what route he took. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 22:01, 6 September 2015 (UTC)
From Plymouth to Hampton Roads is an itinerary of the north-east, where more historical destinations can be inserted. /Yvwv (talk) 17:54, 3 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Fastest route through the Lower 48 http://www.datapointed.net/2012/08/fastest-route-to-visit-all-fifty-united-states/
  • Life on the Mississippi Tour - The first half of the book sees Mark Twain reminiscing on his experiences as a steamboat pilot plying the Mississippi River between St. Louis and New Orleans in the 1850s. The second half has him making the same trip around 1883 and remarking on the changes that had taken place on the river (and in American life in general) in the interim. Our article might start with a discussion of long-distance riverboat cruises or other present-day ways to retrace the route, then go on to the itinerary itself where for each major city along the way we'd give historical overviews of what the place was like in both of the time periods relevant to the book, as well as what's around to attract visitors today. For the latter, we might emphasize historical attractions representing time periods roughly contemporaneous with Twain's career (i.e. restored antebellum homes in Natchez, the Vicksburg National Military Park, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis as starting point for Lewis and Clark's voyage and symbolic Gateway to the West) but also include more generalized tourist sites (Graceland in Memphis, the French Quarter). -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 19:10, 17 December 2015 (UTC)
  • Scandinavian American Tour in the trails of real-life Swedish, Norwegian and Danish settlers, as well as historical fiction, such as The Emigrants. /Yvwv (talk) 23:26, 15 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Alaska Marine Highway (w:Alaska Marine Highway) — surprisingly one of the world's most famous long-distance ferry routes (along with Norway's Hurtigruten) doesn't have an article. ϒpsilon (talk) 09:56, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

South America[edit]

Central America[edit]

  • Central America by bike - lots of people seem to tour all or part of Central America by bike. This article could focus on the "obvious" route mostly along Carreterra Panamericana, but also suggest deviations, side trips or alternative routes. Information on whether to bring or buy a bike and the potential resale value as well as the availability of competent repair personnel and spare parts would also be much appreciated. Information on which roads to avoid and how to behave in traffic as well as legalities and practicalities on border crossing and ferry trips can't do no harm either

Intercontinental[edit]

Project pages[edit]