Author: True Adventure Stories

Liechtenstein Knows How To Party!

WHY IS THERE A RANDOM SUPER MARIO TECHNO DRAG PARTY HAPPENING ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD IN LIECHTENSTEIN???

Swimming With 400 Dolphins In New Zealand

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…

“Simpsons” Fans Know There’s Only One Reason To Visit Knoxville, Tennessee

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.

An L.A. Dream Come True: Riding In Angelyne’s Pink Corvette

The email read: “You won. Call me to set up the ride of your life.”

Torture, Hijacking, and Genocide: A Tour of Idi Amin’s Uganda

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…

All Of Your Favorite Muppets Live In Atlanta!

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!

Recreating Scenes from “Life of Brian” In Tunisia! (Part 2)

A tale of ridiculous luck that led us to the “Life of Brian” crucifixion location…

Recreating Scenes From “Life of Brian” In Tunisia! (Part 1)

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 Collection Of “Murderabilia” At The Alcatraz East Museum Will Mess With Your Head

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.

Detroit Does Halloween RIGHT with “Theatre Bizarre”

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…”

Taste The Gumbo That Fueled A Revolution

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!”

How Not To Blow It While Visiting Iceland’s “Game of Thrones” Locations

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.

Corgi Beach Day: Land of 1000 Corgis!

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!

Climbing The World’s Most Dangerous Volcano Is Less Scary Than It Sounds

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 Can Actually Visit The Real “Slaughterhouse-Five”

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…

Egypt’s White Desert Is Like Being On Another Planet (Full Of Fennec Foxes!)

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!

Inside The “Scum and Villainy Cantina” Pop-Up Bar

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.