Archive for the 'Men’s Travel' Category

Men’s Travel—Gold: Chadian Soccer Lessons

Friday, February 27th, 2009

by Tom Weller Clouds of dust bloom around feet pounding across the bronze field, bare earth baked hard by the Chadian sun. I move with the flow of the action, like a swimmer tossed by swirling currents. I angle hard to the right before circling around to the left, I drive forward, arms and legs […]

Men’s Travel—Silver: Attack of the Thai Water Nymphs

Friday, February 27th, 2009

by Phil Goldman [Dateline: Bangkok] Thousands of Thai Nationals have taken to the streets, armed with high-powered squirt rifles, hoses and buckets – completely soaking everything in their way. Songkran, the three-day, nationwide Thai Water Festival has begun. All business and traffic has come to a standstill. You are advised to please remain indoors or […]

Men’s Travel—Gold Winner: The Worst Motorcycle in Laos

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

by Christopher Tharp It was a 100cc Chinese make – a glorified scooter, actually – the type of four speed bike that is ubiquitous throughout Southeast Asia. The horn was burned out, along with the electric starter and both turning signals. The tires were bald. Neither the speedometer nor the gas gauge functioned. The silver-dollar […]

Men’s Travel–Bronze Winner: It’s Hard Out Here for a Wimp

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

By Dave Mondy Phenice bends over and grabs the pool table. Then she bends lower — so her posterior is the highest point on her body. And she shakes it, in that amazing way you see on rap videos. She shoots a sly smile my way, as if to say: This is for you. And […]

Men’s Travel—Silver Winner: Eight Seconds

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

By Peter Bronski A hot, dry wind whips across the arid Arkansas River valley, blowing sand and dust between my teeth. I tip my head forward into the harsh sun, shading my eyes beneath the brim of my cowboy hat. Peering out from under its crushable, brown felt, I survey the others idling about outside […]

Men’s Travel Category—Bronze Winner: Join the Club

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

by Dave Mondy I am trying to go into a strip club but I can’t. They line both sides of the street here, jammed up close like a chorus line, and each time I get within 5 ft. of a door, I have an episode. My stomach roils, my hands shake — I’m spilling beer […]

Men’s Travel Category—Silver Winner: Money or Nothing

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

by Ryan Kearney It’s my first night out in Cuba and already I’m surrounded by women who want to sell themselves to me. I just don’t know it yet.My friend Christian and I have followed a 39-year-old Danish man to an ornate mansion-cum-nightclub on the suburban outskirts of Havana, and with him are two young […]

Men’s Travel Category—Gold Winner: Meet the (Foreign) Parents

Sunday, March 11th, 2007

by Jeff Vize I had been traveling with Charlotte for nearly six months when we arrived in her native France. I had begun my trip in Japan, where I had spent the last year working, and met Charlotte in China a mere two weeks into my journey. Our initial meeting was pure luck – she […]

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