How To Survive A Long Car Trip With Your Kids

It’s that time of year. Time to visit those weird, faraway relatives in weird, faraway places, where the Target and the Costco and the Whole Foods are all switched around. It’s time to roll down hundreds of miles of dear old Ike’s eight-lane American dream, leaving one suburban hellscape for another. It’s time for the… »Friday 11:43am11/20/15 11:43am


How To Make Your Vacation Rental Feel Like Home

Airbnb may be the gold standard nowadays in terms of renting out real people’s houses and apartments to more adventurous travelers, but since 1999, I’ve been using Habitat NY, HomeAway, and Craigslist to find homier places to stay in locales ranging from Chelsea to Soldotna, Alaska. As a general night person—or, at… »9/21/15 2:22pm9/21/15 2:22pm

It Is Fight Week and Las Vegas Is a Timeless Vortex

“You here for the fight?” said my cab driver, who looked like a less successful Guy Fieri. “I used to work for referee Jay Nady, the highest grossing boxing referee of all time.” He gestured out the window at a stoplight. “See that cab? That’s Jay Nady’s cab company right there. The ones with the ‘A.’ The ‘A’ is for… »4/29/15 1:50pm4/29/15 1:50pm

Eight Reasons Never To Go On Spring Break With Children

Just let go. That was the slogan of the hotel we were staying at for Spring Break, and it was a solid slogan. After all, this was a family resort, and at family resorts, parents often need to be reminded to ease up, take the sticks out of their asses, and TRY to enjoy themselves, if only to then fail. Did your kid… »4/23/14 3:48pm4/23/14 3:48pm

Stranded Carnival Cruise Ship's Toilets Are So Full Of Shit They Are Falling Off The Walls, And Other Gross Details From Someone Aboard

Jayme Lamm—freelance sportswriter and proprietor of—is currently stranded aboard the Carnival Triumph, a cruise ship that has been without power for four days after an engine room fire. We've received sporadic dispatches from her over the past few days via text message, and she's agreed to let us… »2/14/13 4:51pm2/14/13 4:51pm