Ways to Make Iceland Less Expensive

Iceland is really expensive. Like $30 for breakfast expensive. We stayed in Reykjavik for a week and below are some tips on keeping costs to a minimum, if your budget is tight. Getting there: Swim. This is the cheapest option. I’d recommend swimming in the summer. Winter might be a tad too chilly. Fly. Wow…

Las Vegas: A Bucket List Itinerary

Do you like to travel? Probably, otherwise you’re in the wrong part of the internet. Edmund, get your poetry peer-reviewed here. Clayton, the latest farm equipment can be ordered here. And Gladys, the pornography discussion group you’re looking for is here. Oh, and Gladys, might I suggest a VPN for that specific sub-genre. Next question:…

Seville is Really Quite Unfairly Pretty

Frankly I think this is cheating, don’t you? Do you think this is in any way reasonable? No idea what I’m talking about? Let me explain by asking another question. Have you ever been to Hull? Wigan? The steaming pile of excrement that is Luton? How is it fair that a place like Seville is…

Getting Money Out of an Indonesian ATM

It’s one of the most common anxieties. Where am I going to get my money? Not being able to get money is every traveler’s worst nightmare. In Yogyakarta, Indonesia we ran into an unusual problem that was a first for me. But first, where do travelers generally get their money? 1) Do I get all the local…

5 Great Ways to Pass the Time on a Long Flight

Here are 5 great ways to pass the time on a long flight that you won’t find on other websites. Mainly because these are all actually really bad ideas and neither I nor your airline nor your mother recommend you actually do. 1. Make your own movie. You’ve either seen the few good movies on…

An Alarming Announcement on a Bus Tour to Niagara Falls & Toronto

To understand what happened on that bus at 8pm outside a cheap hotel in Toronto you first have to understand Wilson. Wilson was the guide on our bilingual English-Chinese 3-day-tour of Niagara Falls and Toronto from New York City. Wilson wore dark pants and a wool sweater under a camo jacket. He was, I’d guess,…

How Did Astoria Get Its Name?

Astoria, Queens was named after John Jacob Astor, who was once the wealthiest man in America. You might imagine therefore that Mr. Astor was born in what was then known as Hallett’s Cove and the village renamed themselves in his honor. That would be understandable and frankly quite boring. In reality, Mr. Astor never set foot in the…

Citadelle Laferrière

  The ponies were called White Fang and Weedle and they followed us up the mountain to Citadelle Laferrière in northern Haiti, the largest fortress in the Americas. White Fang and Weedle and their owners walked beside us as we hiked. We were sweating and panting and wishing we’d brought more water, and having the…

The Tragic Story of James the Giant Dresser

Friends, this is the tragic story of James the Giant Dresser, who sadly is no longer with us. It’s a very sad tale, so please don’t read if you’re easily upset. First, an intro to James. He was the huge dresser that we bought in September 2015 from a second-hand furniture adoption website. Two men brought…