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

Museum of Questionable Medical Devices has a prostate warmer. No really.

Once nicknamed "The Quackery Hall of Fame", the Museum of Questionable Medical Devices is a shining testament to our obsession with doing really, really weird crap to ourselves in the name of science. Though the museum closed in 2002, it lives on as the Science Museum of Minnesota's collection, "Questionable Medical… » 8/07/14 12:56pm 8/07/14 12:56pm