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Japanese Glowing Firefly Squid

TweetEvery year in the summer, Japan’s Toyama Bay is lit up with blue firefly squid. I have seen bioluminescence before [...]

Every year in the summer, Japan’s Toyama Bay is lit up with blue firefly squid. I have seen bioluminescence before at a particularly disgusting beach in Long Island. Unfortunately the water was so gross I barely dipped a hand in to play with it, but I can tell you that bioluminescent bays are definitely something everyone should experience in their lives, especially when firefly squid are involved. Every year... More...


By • Jun 29th, 2015 • Category: FOOD AND TRAVEL, Vacations



Man Lives in an Airplane in the Woods

TweetThis stranded airplane in the woods is actually one creative man’s vacation home. If you are a fan of the [...]

This stranded airplane in the woods is actually one creative man’s vacation home. If you are a fan of the TV show ‘Lost’, and actually managed to watch it all the way through without getting ‘lost’, then this story is probably right up your alley. Retired electrical engineer Bruce Campbell actually lives in this retired Boeing 727 aircraft fuselage for 6 months out of the year. He claims that... More...


By • Jun 20th, 2015 • Category: FOOD AND TRAVEL, Vacations


Easy Weekend Trip: Hyatt Aruba

TweetI recently stayed at the Hyatt Aruba and loved it. Here’s a recap of my experience. There’s a certain level [...]

I recently stayed at the Hyatt Aruba and loved it. Here’s a recap of my experience. There’s a certain level of stress and bleh (bleh is the official, scientific term) that comes with calling NYC home for more than a few months. The sights, smells, and sounds all up in your soul after a while and at some point you just need to escape. That’s part of why New Yorkers are always skip... More...


By • May 20th, 2015 • Category: FOOD AND TRAVEL, Hotels, Vacations


My Experience Trying JetLev

TweetJetLev is my new fave water sport, here’s why you need to get involved: Until about a week ago, I [...]

JetLev is my new fave water sport, here’s why you need to get involved: Until about a week ago, I hadn’t even heard of JetLev. In fact, when I first saw it a few days ago during my recent stay at the Hyatt Aruba, I was taken aback by the futuristic-looking contraption that laid in the water between taking customers on airborne joy rides. Frankly, it looked like a torture device until I sa... More...


By • May 15th, 2015 • Category: FOOD AND TRAVEL, Hotels, Vacations


Papiamento Language: 15 Facts You Never Knew

TweetThe Papiamento Language: everything you need to know before heading to Aruba. If you visit the ABC islands in the [...]

The Papiamento Language: everything you need to know before heading to Aruba. If you visit the ABC islands in the Caribbean, you will encounter a hybrid language called Papiamento. Papiamento is a language spoken only in the Caribbean, and it’s the official language of the ABC Islands. It comes from a smattering of other more prevalent tongues, and yet only around 270,000 people speak Papiamento prop... More...


By • May 13th, 2015 • Category: Vacations


The Neon Giant Robot in Buenos Aires

TweetThis giant robot in Argentina makes people happy by changing emotions… and it’s neon. The robot is aptly named Coloso, [...]

This giant robot in Argentina makes people happy by changing emotions… and it’s neon. The robot is aptly named Coloso, and his job is to make the people of Buenos Aires happy. Built in 2012 by an art collective called DOMA, Coloso was originally meant to be used for entry into a design event. The giant robot was made of a wire frame standing 150 feet tall, and basically just looks like... More...


By • Apr 11th, 2015 • Category: FOOD AND TRAVEL, Vacations


Turtle Shaped Island That Only Appears in Spring

TweetThis turtle shaped island in China only appears in Spring. In case you didn’t know, Chinese people consider the turtle [...]

This turtle shaped island in China only appears in Spring. In case you didn’t know, Chinese people consider the turtle to be a sign of longevity, which is why every year they celebrate a turtle shaped island rising from the sea. Every spring in the Gorges Reservoir an island shaped like a turtle rises out of the Muodaoxi River. The island is hidden under the water most of the year because the wate... More...


By • Apr 6th, 2015 • Category: FOOD AND TRAVEL, Vacations


Improve Your Bedroom Skills with Siberian Air From a Yeti

TweetA group of Siberian Entrepreneurs believe that ‘canned air’ is the ultimate aphrodisiac. I have heard of a lot of [...]

A group of Siberian Entrepreneurs believe that ‘canned air’ is the ultimate aphrodisiac. I have heard of a lot of different ways to get a boner, from oysters to Viagra, but canned ‘yeti air’ from Siberia is completely new to me. Frankly, I hate the Siberian air that nearly destroyed the happiness of all New Yorkers this past winter. Vladimir Mukata, the head of the Tashtagol district in S... More...


By • Mar 31st, 2015 • Category: FOOD AND TRAVEL, Vacations


Finally, An All Gay Island Kingdom

TweetThe Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of The Coral Sea Islands is a real place actually exists, off the coast of [...]

The Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of The Coral Sea Islands is a real place actually exists, off the coast of Australia. Its official: All my dreams have come true. Every time someone says that gay people should all just be put on an island, left to their own advices, I always ask myself why such a place doesn’t exist. In my mind, an all gay island would be awesome! All drama aside, we would probably just... More...


By • Mar 28th, 2015 • Category: FOOD AND TRAVEL, Vacations


River Surfing: It’s a thing in Germany

TweetSurfing is typically a sport reserved for ocean access, but in Germany, river surfing is totally a thing. The German [...]

Surfing is typically a sport reserved for ocean access, but in Germany, river surfing is totally a thing. The German city of Munich is easily a few hundred miles from the closest bit of sea, but that’s not stopping locals from getting their surf on. The Eisbach is a relatively narrow channel of the Isar River, and has been used for river surfing since the 70s. It was illegal until recently, so r... More...


By • Mar 26th, 2015 • Category: Cities, FOOD AND TRAVEL, Vacations