Archive for the 'Funny Story' Category

Funny Story—Gold: Ms. Intolerance and the Middle Aged Virgin

Friday, February 27th, 2009

by Dodie Cross As I set these thoughts to paper, I must tell the reader that I am fine now. In fact, as I write this I realize how lucky I am. However, that was not the case fifteen years ago. I didn’t make it to the ladies room in time. I’d been playing golf […]

Funny Story—Silver: One of a Thousand Things to Do Before You Die (of Embarassment)

Friday, February 27th, 2009

by Melissa Myers I’ve pounded down a fistful of live termites in Costa Rica, pierced my septum at a Maori tribal ritual in New Zealand, and attempted to ride a cow in Wales. (I don’t recommend the latter.) Ticking off a list of “must sees” isn’t exactly my idea of a good time. This was […]

Funny Travel—Bronze: Rumble in the Jungle

Friday, February 27th, 2009

by Phil Goldman If my first three weeks in the Thai jungle taught me one thing, it was this: I was not prepared, mentally or emotionally, to be a guide. There was nothing I could really do about that, and while it’s never stopped me from doing anything before (and it certainly wasn’t going to […]

Funny Travel—Bronze Winner: Comb of Rebellion

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

By Derrin DuFord Three dollars. It can’t even get you a beer in a New York City bar. But it’s the going rate for a haircut in Panama City. Peppered all over the El Cangrejo neighborhood, the barbershops, too many for the available number of scalps, all advertise the same rate. Then again, I never […]

Funny Travel—Silver Winner: Don’t Dread the Dread, Mon

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

By Jennifer Wells I have a theory, supported by a great deal of data, that western women lose 20-30 IQ points in the presence of a beautiful African man with dreadlocks. When the dreads are accompanied by good teeth, she can lose up to 40 points. Depending on how smart she is to begin with, […]

Funny Travel—Gold Winner: Vampires from Venus

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

By Zack Kushner Lost in the swirling dust, the sun scalding our scalps and our pursuers gaining, we go for broke. In order to escape Ethiopia, we resort to madness. High above the Ethiopian city of Gondar, 17th century castles square their shoulders and face the sun. It is as if one of the exuberant […]

Funny Story Category—Bronze Winner: Chartres: Ecstasy at the Altar

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

by Bill Zarchy “We’re not even Christian,” wailed Danny as I dragged my family to Chartres on the train from Gare Montparnasse. “Why do we have to go to so many churches?” For my kids, Europe’s vast, vaulted cathedrals weren’t glorious icons of medieval society, but creepy, dark places full of dead people. Being hecka-old […]

Funny Story Category—Silver Winner: Miami in Heat

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

by Dave Mondy     The men of Miami Beach have fish hooks in their nipples. At least they walk that way. Connected by invisible wire to invisible para-sails far out front, they are pulled down the street chest-first. Bared, bronzed and ballsy, they are as over-pumped as their women are svelte. The women of […]

Funny Travel Category—Gold Winner: English Lessons

Sunday, March 11th, 2007

by Nina Krieger A gay man could get laid in the remote corners of the world, trekking through an Amazonian jungle amongst face painted natives who speak in clicks and clacks, or caravanning across the Tibetan plains underneath a soft yak blanket and followed by a nightcap of hot butter tea. That’s what I thought […]

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