Monthly Archives: October 2013

New idiot travel activity: Drunkenly fight an ex-boxer in Korea

Tweet If I sound out of breath, it’s because I just got back from retrieving the needle for my Idiotometer, which sprung off the device and flew out the window after I scanned this video. Using the limited information I found, let me paint the picture: A bro-dude and his…

Guy destroys cross-US driving speed record in tricked out Mercedes

Tweet I love this. Not only because it’s an incredible story, but this is some first-rate storytelling by Doug DeMuro. The gist is Ed Bolian –  who is, unsurprisingly, a Lamborghini salesman – not only broke the cross-US driving speed record, he tore it off the wall, jumped up and…

Swanky mini-yacht is the deluxe campervan of the sea

Tweet It’s difficult to not to geek out over the Jet Capsule mini-yacht. It’s just so quintessentially European. Modest and affordable, while being comfortable and attractive. I mean look at it! It looks like a frickin’ Star Trek shuttle craft! Made in Italy, the Jet Capsule measures 23 feet long,…

Political attack ad rips candidate for studying, traveling abroad

Tweet Yes, this video is more than a year old, but with US elections coming up next week, I’m newly pissed off at how easy, and apparently successful, it is to tear down a candidate who had the audacity to leave the US to study and travel, when they should…

Run!! We may be facing a global wine shortage

Tweet Oh God. Not this. Not my wine. Anything but that. Hot on the heels of the news that a possible chocolate scarcity could affect the planet as early as 2017, the suicidal news that the world is facing a potential wine shortage is forcing certain travel writers to change…

Travel company’s Grenada/Granada screw up sends woman on wacky detour

Tweet One time, I stopped myself one click away from purchasing a suspiciously cheap plane ticket from Athens, Greece to Minneapolis when I realized that the ticket was actually from Athens, Georgia to Minneapolis. Whew! Another time, an obnoxious agent at the Nice, France train station, who was extremely unhappy…

Please explain to me how they parked this truck without damaging it

Tweet Now what I want to know is – because we’re obviously dealing with some kind of genius here – how did they get this truck in this spot without (apparently) causing any damage? Frankly, I’m still a bit stunned by this scene, found in a parking ramp in downtown…

Time travel is surprisingly easy – if you don’t plan to go far

Tweet First of all, I already invented time travel back in 1991. You buy a jug of Gordon’s Vodka, a gallon of orange juice, mix it, “prime” yourself with this time travel potion (one cup every 20 minutes is optimal – no ice), strap yourself into something and in the…

Tricking people into being drug mules is latest alarming travel scam

Tweet Well, this is simply diabolical. A fake Canadian-based company calling themselves AusCan Tours baited an older Australian couple with a fake online contest and a first prize of an all-expenses-paid week in Canada, including new luggage (foreshadowing!), all the while priming them to smuggle 3.5kg (8 pounds) of crystal…

Dear Santa: This ‘reverse microwave’ will chill my cider in 45 seconds

Tweet OK, it’s a bit of a stretch to say the V-Tex “reverse microwave” beverage rapid cooling system is travel-related – for now. But mark my words, in five years one of these doohickeys is going to be in every five-star hotel room and hostel common room. The idea was…

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