This Floating McDonalds Has Sat Empty For 28 Years

The McBarge was a floating McDonald's restaurant constructed for Expo '86 in Vancouver, but after the expositions ended, it never saw another bag of french fries. Today, the McBarge sits empty in British Columbia's Burrard Inlet, although its owner hopes to someday turn it back into a working restaurant. » 3/24/15 10:52pm 3/24/15 10:52pm

Behold The Beauty Of A Spring Equinox Sunset Over Alaska

This is either a shot of six people marveling at yesterday's spring equinox sunset on an unseasonably warm-ish (42 degrees) evening in Anchorage, Alaska ... or lost album art for an LP of AM radio jams, circa 1973. » 3/23/15 1:29pm 3/23/15 1:29pm

TMIT: Too Much Information Thursday

We've got another WinnieTheWoot topic today since her suggestion last week turned out to be so popular. If cost were no object, where in the world would you like to go? » 2/19/15 12:43pm 2/19/15 12:43pm

They see us rollin'

This is the coolest f-ing story you're gonna see all f-ing day: a 300,000+ sq ft UNDERGROUND BIKE PARK has opened in a former limestone mine in (or beneath) Louisville, Kentucky. » 2/10/15 7:27pm 2/10/15 7:27pm

How Will the Real Selma Be Remembered?

MLK Jr. Day is over, the movie Selma is out - by many accounts, one of the best films in a while - and celebrities held a commemorative march. But what monuments honor the Voting Rights march the rest of the year? » 1/21/15 12:05am 1/21/15 12:05am

they see us rollin'

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Gods and Monsters Hide Behind Childlike Eyes in Stunning Art

Every artist has a vision, and for Winfred Hawkins, that means envisioning an entire cosmos of twisted mythologies filtered through the unbridled imagination of children. The result is grotesque and sublime. » 12/19/14 1:52am 12/19/14 1:52am

European Travel Tips Requested

Hello all! Slightly off-topic but I would like to solicit advice for my trip to Europe next June/July from you wonderful multi-national and worldly folks. » 12/06/14 2:15pm 12/06/14 2:15pm

Park Gives Unflinching View of Birmingham's Painful Past

Driving through Birmingham, Alabama, last week, we made sure to stop by the 16th Street Baptist Church, site of the 1963 bombing that claimed the lives of four young girls. The church was appropriately serene, but the park across the street - my wife said it best, "Never before has a park made me cry." » 12/01/14 12:36am 12/01/14 12:36am

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

Introducing Wayfarer: a Lifehacker Blog About Better Travel

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

It gets easier with practice. For networking, you can stick with industry talk - in your case, things relevant to the consulting firm where you are. If there are munchies, eat with your left hand to keep your right hand clean for handshakes. Munchies are the best bc if you just stand around munching, you are still… » 9/17/14 10:24pm 9/17/14 10:24pm

25 Hotel Views

My travels for the year are just about over, which means it's time to start wrapping up my dispatches from the road. Before I go, here's a video I made featuring views from about a third of the hotel rooms I stayed at while traveling this year. Enjoy. » 9/06/14 10:00am 9/06/14 10:00am