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??
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...
Thirty million years ago the sea that once covered Egypt's Western Desert retreated and revealed a landscape full of limestone and chalk formations, which have been shaped by the sand and wind over time into fantastic white sculptures. And you can camp among them!
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.
My girlfriend didn't understand why I had a minor freak out when she left my camera bag unguarded while we were taking a photo in front of a waterfall in Iceland. She didn't realize there was an engagement ring hidden inside.
“What’s the best dive you’ve ever done?” has to be the most frequently asked question of any scuba enthusiast, and it’s such a tough one to answer because every dive is different, and each one has its highlights. But my current go-to answer? The night manta ray dive in Kona, Hawaii with Big Island Divers.
Just outside of Bangkok is a bakery where artist Kittiwat Unarrom bakes bread in the shape of bloody, dismembered human body parts...
There is a sloth named Lola who lives at the Wildlife Learning Center in Sylmar, California. She has a sloth boyfriend named Sid. They are both equally adorable. And if you really want to make it happen, you can invite one of them over to your house for the afternoon!
If you’ve ever laid down a model train track, you’ve felt that urge to expand it with another set…and then another…and then another. Miniatur Wunderland is what happens when your parents aren’t around to say, “stop.”
When Tesco Vee is on stage singing with The Meatmen, offensive lyrics about crippled children spew out of his mouth and it’s guaranteed that he will shake an inflatable penis (or two) in your face. When Tesco Vee is relaxing at home, he collects toys.
I specifically got a typhus vaccine before my trip to Thailand and Cambodia because I knew I'd eat whatever weird street food I came across...
For most of my life I was under the impression--as are most people--that the famous "moai" statues on Easter Island were simply big stone heads. And then at some point my mind was blown--as were most people's--when I saw a picture on the internet from an excavation project that dug out the earth around one of the heads and discovered an enormous stone body attached to it...