Travel safety: What happens when you get dehydrated? It ain’t pretty

Tweet Travelers in certain parts of the world are usually well aware of the importance of staying hydrated. But sometimes dehydration sneaks up on you. Once, while on a punishing guidebook research trip to Moldova during a heat wave, even though I was drinking tons of water, my sodium levels…

Hit, hit, hit, hit, hit and run driver caught on tape in Chicago

Tweet When it comes to inept drivers, Russia may have the quantity, but the good ol’ USA still has the quality. The story goes, a 19-year-old in Chicago allegedly (I have to say that, despite overwhelming evidence) driving a stolen car, got himself into a wee bit of trouble when,…

Silvio Berlusconi, asshat, says his kids feel like Jews under Hitler

Tweet Even after having spent so much time living and traveling in Italy, I’m still completely baffled as to why Silvio Berlusconi, ex-prime minister, media mogul and bunga bunga party master isn’t: A)    In jail. B)    In crazy jail. C)    In crazy jail on the Moon where there’s no chance…

So, Venezuelan subway etiquette is a little frightening [VIDEO]

Tweet If you were put off by the crush of humanity in the Tokyo subway or the rats and pervading smell of pee in the New York subway, hang on to your jaw, because it’s about to bonk your keyboard. This video was allegedly taken somewhere in Venezuela’s Valles del…

Proliferation of airline fees justified in sensible video (but they still suck)

Tweet The short answer is economics. Also, whatever your complaint, we still have it way better than travelers before the airlines were deregulated in the late 1970s. Before competition drove prices way down, tickets were batshit expensive. Also again, with the fees famously imposed by entities like Spirit Airlines, now…

Walking a certain way could decrease your chances of being mugged

Tweet In short, walk with purpose. Or walk angry. Fine, use whatever emotion you want, just don’t look awkward or clumsy (i.e. drunk). Take the picture above for example. Just look at that guy! That handsome, sturdy, angry guy. He’s walking fast, he’s clearly in a bad mood and, judging…

Survey confirms theory that most travelers are idiots

Tweet You’ve no doubt been witness to Idiots That Travel (ITT). The rudeness, unreasonableness, and ignorance displayed by ITTs forces one to wonder if these people don’t return from vacations with raw noses from the epic flicking done by all the locals and fellow travelers they encounter. Well, it turns…

Hero juggles his way around Iceland in outstanding video

Tweet Words cannot express how much I love this video. It combines three of my greatest passions: travel, juggling and being awesome. “That Juggler Guy,” as he prefers to be called (I assume, because I couldn’t track down his real name anywhere), in addition to being a world traveler, owns…

Idiot travel safety tip: Lots of beer may prevent dying in freezing water

Tweet If you were thinking of doing something dangerously stupid later today and want to live to tell the tale, drink a whole bunch of beer before you get started. It appears that guzzling eight beers saved a guy from dying after he and a fellow idiot decided to go…

Alcohol may have been a factor in this car amphibiousness test

Tweet Remember life before Russian dashcam videos? Me neither, because wine. But I’ll hazard a guess that it was far less enriching. The usual scenes of poor high speed passing decisions, pedestrians avoiding near-death experiences and vehicles becoming airborne are commonplace at this stage, so the pressure for someone to…

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