From the late nineteenth century through the early 1940s, she shows, these regions underwent a significant transformation from zones considered seductive and dangerous for dominant white sensibilities and health, to the iconic vacationlands
of the twentieth century.
Some of these newfound medtech meccas are located in traditional vacationlands
like Brazil, Mexico, and to some extent, Costa Pica, India, Malaysia and Singapore.
may appear like territories of freedom, freedom from work, worries, rules, and regulations.
My vision of quality time included river rafting, breakfasts and dinners at fancy restaurants, trips to theme parks, zoos, vacationlands
and various other expensive, guilt-relieving activities.