If Leonardo Da Vinci and Jules Verne attempted to build a theme park in the confines of a disused shipyard, the result would likely approximate “Les Machines de l’île Nantes.”
WHY IS THERE A RANDOM SUPER MARIO TECHNO DRAG PARTY HAPPENING ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD IN LIECHTENSTEIN???
I told my brother I wanted to get a picture of a dolphin jumping out of the water on my trip to Kaikoura, New Zealand. He mocked me and said it was a million to one shot…
When one mentions a plan to visit the city of Knoxville, Tennessee to a true Simpsons nerd, the response comes swiftly: “Are you going to visit the Wigsphere?!”
You’re goddamn right I am.
One of humankind’s greatest fears is a dystopian future in which monkeys rule the planet. In Lopburi, Thailand…that future is here.
The email read: “You won. Call me to set up the ride of your life.”
When you hear tales of how Idi Amin kept human heads in his refrigerator and fed his enemies to crocodiles, it’s natural to be a little curious about the guy. On a trip through Kampala, Uganda I visited several sites that would bring me uncomfortably close to one of the world’s most bloodthirsty dictators…
If you’ve ever wanted to come face to face with a Muppet, a Fraggle, a Gelfling, or an otter that can lead a jug band, the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, Georgia should be on your bucket list!
A tale of ridiculous luck that led us to the “Life of Brian” crucifixion location…
It takes an especially obsessed kind of nerd to track down all of Monty Python’s “Life of Brian” filming locations. I happen to be that especially obsessed kind of nerd.
The family-friendly vacation destination of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is freckled with dozens of whimsically themed mini-golf courses and a Biblical Times Dinner Theater. But it’s also home to Ted Bundy’s Volkswagen and John Wayne Gacy’s clown suits.
When I told my friend Danny that my band had been invited to play Theatre Bizarre, his eyes bugged out of his head and he let out a very serious, “Duuuuuuuuuuude…”
Edwin Lipburger didn’t set out to found his own nation. He just wanted to build a house that looked like a ball…
When I mentioned I might be eating at Dooky Chase’s Restaurant to one New Orleans resident, she clapped her hands twice while stomping her foot to punctuate her endorsement: “DOOKY. CHASE!”
There’s no official nickname for hardcore Game of Thrones fans, but a common joke is to simply call them “masochists.” I suppose that label fits me both as a fan and as a person attempting to visit Iceland’s Thrones filming locations without a guide.
If you want to be happier, pet more dogs. If you want to completely overdose on happiness to the point of exploding, make your way to one of southern California’s triannual Corgi Beach Days!
When you get your first glimpse of the glowing Mount Nyiragongo lava lake, the rain, the hail, the cold, the sweat, the altitude, the jet lag, the expense, and the throbbing pain in your knee all suddenly seem worth it.
You may already know about Dubai’s famous indoor ski resort, but did you know that while they were busy refrigerating the desert they staked out some space where you can HUG A PENGUIN??
When the air temperature is 33°F and the water temperature is 35°F, you may as well go swimming…
More than 22,000 people were killed during the bombing of Dresden in 1945. Thankfully, Kurt Vonnegut wasn’t one of them. But he was right in the middle of the drop zone…
There are inherent problems with attempting to do a public event based on Star Wars when you clearly don’t have authorization to use any intellectual property related to Star Wars. But you’ll probably still sucker me in anyway.