Asmara, Eritrea: A Forgotten Piece of Italy in Africa

Asmara, the capital city of Eritrea, was an Italian colony between 1890 and 1941. The city was populated by a large Italian community (53,000 of 98,000 inhabitants in 1939), so the architecture is a unique blend of Italian modernism and Eritrean style. Here are the most amazing examples. » 11/05/14 9:10pm 11/05/14 9:10pm

Mind-expanding art meant to be destroyed by the sea

The beach became a surreal wonderland of dreams and nightmares as South Padre Island's Sandcastle Days brought oh-so temporary life to masterpieces on the Texas shore - check em out before they're annihilated by the elements (and grabby kids). » 10/06/14 8:38am 10/06/14 8:38am

Marriott fined $600K for blocking guests using non-hotel Wi-fi

This is strange, although I guess hotels have to deal with the fact that nobody uses their $2-per call phones, or their $18-a-day Internet, or their Spectravision TV, or lots of other services they used to charge for. But actually blocking wi-fi seems like a really dick move. Getting caught at it, though, that's just… » 10/03/14 11:56pm 10/03/14 11:56pm

Your Most Insane Travel Stories

Welcome to Pissing Contest, a weekly story sharing circle for the the ass-draggiest time of the afternoon on the ass-draggiest time of the last day between you and the weekend. Every week, we'll provide a prompt, you'll share stories, and we'll pick a winner that's featured in the next week's post. It's like a… » 8/29/14 5:37pm 8/29/14 5:37pm

Roadfood: A Day Of Pigging Out In Hartford, Connecticut

Being on the road all the time means that I am constantly eating out. Because of budgetary constraints, a lot of it ends up being fast food garbage or some buffet place of mostly-dubious quality. Roadfood is an occasional series in which I highlight some of the better options I find along the way. » 8/20/14 5:52am 8/20/14 5:52am

Museum Of Natural And Other Curiosities - Hartford, Connecticut

Located on the third floor of Connecticut's Old State House in Hartford, the Museum Of Natural And Other Curiosities is a reproduction of the museum that was set up by a fellow named Joseph Steward way back in 1798. In other words, that two-headed calf above isn't over 200 years old - it was donated to the museum in… » 8/16/14 4:00pm 8/16/14 4:00pm

Roadfood: Steamed Cheeseburgers From Ted's In Meriden, Connecticut

Being on the road all the time means that I am constantly eating out. Because of budgetary constraints, a lot of it ends up being fast food garbage or some buffet place of mostly-dubious quality. Roadfood is an occasional series in which I highlight some of the better options I find along the way. » 8/12/14 10:00am 8/12/14 10:00am