Monthly Archives: February 2014

Here’s what it’s like to be slapped in the head by a whale [VIDEO]

Tweet Suffice to say, this whale watching tour got a leeeeettle too close to its subject. What happens next is probably the most painful, greatest travel story this girl will ever have. While on tour with the Live Different Academy in the Baja Peninsula, Chelsea, for reasons that have not…

New company aims to provide facilities for luxury pooping in NYC

Tweet NYC visitors! Once you’ve sorted out the shameful state of the airports (and airport-city transfers) and found a place to sleep that isn’t an outright violation of the Geneva Convention, you’ll probably want to spend a few minutes thinking about dignified colon voiding options. Well, help has arrived! Posh…

Flight delayed over two hours after kid freaks over guy writing in Arabic

Tweet In case there was any question left about the absurd, damaging power of the media’s fear-mongering and brainwashing, please see exhibit #48,374,589: An EasyJet flight from Amsterdam to Newcastle was delayed two hours and 20 minutes after a kid on a class trip (reportedly 15-16 years old) saw another…

Even hard landings are still pretty safe in modern planes [VIDEO]

Tweet For those of you who think you’re gonna die when a plane lands too hard, I’ve got good news. With modern materials and decades of engineering tweaking, even landings hard enough to reorganize your spinal column aren’t going to end in disaster. The video above is making the rounds…

Daredevils climb Shanghai Tower, second tallest building in the world [VIDEO]

Tweet Do not watch this if you’re even remotely afraid of heights. I am not kidding. I’m very afraid of heights, so I only watched parts of this on YouTube’s minimum screen size and even so I may have briefly lost urethra control. Shanghai Tower will be the second tallest…

Woman’s violent air horniness causes flight to make emergency landing [VIDEO]

Tweet Behold, the first woman in recorded history to force a commercial flight into an emergency landing due to her horniness. Last week, a Delta flight from Baltimore-Washington to Salt Lake City was diverted to Minneapolis-St Paul after a passenger devolved into angry, screaming, cavewoman, procreation mode mid-flight. After her…

See the entire Pacific Crest Trail in seven minutes [VIDEO]

Tweet The Pacific Crest Trail is a stupefying 2,663 mile slog of punishing desert terrain, mountain climbs, rocky crags, vertigo-inducing ridges and unpredictable weather-related liveliness that makes the Appalachian Trail seem like a mellow stroll. The PC starts at the U.S. border with Mexico and finishes at Manning Park in…

Those who have dreamt of sleeping inside a giant anus should click this

Tweet I’ve written about 328,474 sleeping reviews in my years as a travel writer, but I must admit that I’m a bit stumped as to how I’d kick off a review about sleeping in a giant poop chute-shaped guesthouse. Probably some kind of reassurance about odor. The squeamish, vein-y triumph…

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