<

That One Time I Barfed and Crapped All Over Iceland

Below me, on the ground, lies a slush of partially digested rehydrated noodles. They look like little wriggly white maggots, moving in the dirt. Either my vision is still blurry from the pain of vomiting, or the fever has finally gotten the best of me, because I swear to god, those suckers are squirming. » 5/26/15 3:00pm 5/26/15 3:00pm

How to Instagram Your Vacation Without Totally Alienating Your Friends

In four days (and three nights), I fell in love with Paris. It was my first time in Europe and I happily became a cliché. But it wouldn’t be a real vacation if I didn’t sully it with a trivial predicament: How was I supposed to effectively stunt on Instagram without appearing obnoxious?
» 4/29/15 1:00pm 4/29/15 1:00pm

To Chill or Not to Chill: The Great Vacation Debate

I recently did something I’d fantasized about for a long time: I got on a plane and went to London and Paris. It was only for a week, but I immediately wrestled with the pressure of going so far away for so little time—how would we strike the perfect balance of chilling and seeing all the shit we were supposed to?
» 4/26/15 11:57am 4/26/15 11:57am

An 18-Year-Old Virgin Boards a Night Train to Hamburg

We snuck into an empty sleeper compartment after downing a few beers in the dining car of a night train. His name was Mike, or maybe it was Matt, and we met a couple of hours earlier on the platform of the Duisburg train station. He had dark brown hair and clear blue eyes, and smelled like sweat and weed — the… » 4/21/15 11:50am 4/21/15 11:50am

Europe's First Drive-Thru Brothel Apparently Working Out Great In Zürich

After one year of experimental operation, social services in Switzerland are calling the "sex drive-in" in Zürich "a success." They're saying it's allowed for better regulation of prostitution which in turn has made the situation safer for people on both ends of sexual transactions. » 9/02/14 5:49pm 9/02/14 5:49pm

Teens Loathe Facebook Because of All the Old People and Baby Pics

Facebook is fast becoming the internet's parent pasture for recently replicated humans who've decided that absolutely everyone in their immediate (and not-so-immediate) social circle needs to see a 60-photo series of their new infant hiding behind a sofa to take a dump in its tiny pants. Like a monkey. A small,… » 12/28/13 1:30pm 12/28/13 1:30pm

Disneyland Paris Is a Hellscape with Shitty Food, Claims Petition

Complaints about the much-maligned (and little desired) Disneyland Paris might be overblown, but one thing seems certain from recent tales of how the park has fallen into disrepair: Disneyland Paris is a blasted, desolate murderscape, populated with roving bands of zombified Disney characters, terrible food, and… » 9/15/13 2:30pm 9/15/13 2:30pm

European Women Want More Than Legislation to Combat Violence

Two seemingly unrelated stories in the New York Times about violence against women in two different European countries demonstrate that if you just listen to women, they'll tell you what they need to fix a problem. A while the answer is usually more help from the government, women usually point to different solutions… » 8/19/13 11:10am 8/19/13 11:10am

European Perfume Makers Are Fretting About Proposed Restrictions on…

If the big, bad EU lawmakers in Brussels — glutted with government-issued waffles and chocolate — have their way, perfumed Europeans might have to wait until they swaddle themselves in a blanket of tree moss during a jaunt in the Dolomites before they realize that they have skin-scourging allergy to tree moss. That's… » 12/16/12 3:30pm 12/16/12 3:30pm

Romney Aide Urges Press to Respect Polish Holy Site by Kissing His Ass…

Coverage of Mitt Romney's hilariously bumbling world tour has been better than coverage of the Olympics, and with even more heartbreak, tears, and disastrous dismounts — that's what makes good television. During today's stop at Poland's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Romney's traveling press secretary responded to… » 7/31/12 1:30pm 7/31/12 1:30pm

Neo Nazi Throws a Hissy Fit, Punches Female Politician on Live TV

Do you remember Crossfire, the show where pundits would yell talking points very loudly at each other while the Founding Fathers spun around in their graves and Lady Liberty pondered slitting her wrists? Well, the pugnaciousness of Tucker Carlson & Frenemies has nothing on Greek political TV. Today, a talk show… » 6/07/12 4:10pm 6/07/12 4:10pm

Femen Protester Almost Nabs the Mystical Euro Cup

After famously topless Femen protesters crashed the economic bacchanal at Davos in January, Europe has nervously awaited the sensationalist women's rights group's next move. Would they give the popemobile an ironic carwash with egg yolks during Easter, or create a human tableaux of Judith killing Holofernes in protest… » 5/13/12 6:00pm 5/13/12 6:00pm