Shanghai Tower – As Viewed Through Dirty Glass

I’m going to be completely honest here because it isn’t a terribly offensive position.  Shanghai isn’t a great tourist city.  I mean, there’s some weird stuff to eat(As does everywhere in China) and it has a pretty sweet skyline but that was really about all I could find that was terribly unique. Arguments could be made about some unique museums and exhibits but those aren’t … Continue reading Shanghai Tower – As Viewed Through Dirty Glass

The House Obsession Built at Bishop Castle, Colorado

I’ve been to a few weird, obscure, and underappreciated sites in my travels but this one is on a bit of a different scale. Bishop Castle, which was built by one man, Jim Bishop, starting in 1969 and continuing to this day.  If you come on the weekends you are most likely to see him still working on it.  The history on the site is … Continue reading The House Obsession Built at Bishop Castle, Colorado

A Short Trip to Jakarta

I always have mixed feelings about Jakarta. While I love the food, the people, and of course, the prices, the heat and humidity find a way of dragging me down. On this last trip, I decided that I would enjoy my stay more by staying inside and drinking/eating. However, I am incorrigible when it comes to wandering about, so after 15 minutes of having a … Continue reading A Short Trip to Jakarta

Carolina Reapers, Drag Queens, and Ninjas – A Guide to an Epic Night in New York City

Early October this year I was in New York City for a Comic Con…yea I seem to go to a lot of those I know.  However while I was there I ended up have a night that I will remember for a long time because of the just general absurdity that ended up happening.  I’m going to take you on a stop by stop tour … Continue reading Carolina Reapers, Drag Queens, and Ninjas – A Guide to an Epic Night in New York City

24 Hours in Tallinn

I’m going to apologize in advance for this article.  It won’t go into the depth and thoroughness that Tallinn deserves in a post because simply I had too much to drink on the boat ride over and didn’t take enough pictures. From boat to boat, 24 hours in Tallinn can be a bit of a roller coaster.  My recommendation is to start in Helsinki then … Continue reading 24 Hours in Tallinn

Welcome to my Nightmare – The Clown Motel in Tonopah, Nevada

This is the conclusion to my roadtrip that started with brothels, ghosts, and general Nevada awkwardness.  We had finally arrived in Tonopah where we could stay in The Clown Motel.  I have previously written articles to describe my descent into madness from certain experiences but for this location I am going to try and just stick to objective, creepy facts. First, I do not like … Continue reading Welcome to my Nightmare – The Clown Motel in Tonopah, Nevada

Suomenlinna Island

This may surprise you, but Helsinki has more to apparently offer than a super chill Teddy Bear Museum.  While I was there a friend of mine suggested visiting Suomenlinna Island Fortress which is also a UNESCO heritage site so you know the bar is already pretty high. You start by taking a short but scenic ferry to the island from Helsinki’s main port area and it … Continue reading Suomenlinna Island

Too Fast to Handle – Sledding in Grindelwald

Ever have dreams of careening down a mountain and mind numbing speeds?  Well I have a solution that won’t do the mind numbing part but is still a ton of fun.  You can go sledding, or sledging as it is called in Grindelwald, Switzerland down an 8 km path that also has rest stops along the way for food or even beer(Drunk sledding will be … Continue reading Too Fast to Handle – Sledding in Grindelwald