Boing Boing 

Short film: "Denali"

“There's no easy way to say goodbye to a friend, especially when they've supported you through your darkest times.”

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Come to this Colorado resort and enjoy a hassle free Rocky Mountain High

Shall we have a Boing Boing meetup at this bud and breakfast resort?

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Malaysia blames quake on naked selfie tourists, some of whom now can't go home

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In Malaysia, a government official blamed a recent earthquake that jolted Mount Kinabalu on a group of European and North American tourists who outraged locals by snapping nude photos at the mountain summit, and posting them online.

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Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt Kind bars - yummy and only 5g of sugar

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When I fly, I either fast or bring along some dark chocolate, macadamia nuts, and bacon jerky. I recently added a new item: Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt Kind bars. They are delicious and have just 5g of sugar, which is hard to believe. A dozen bars cost $14 on Amazon, and less if you use Subscribe and Save.

5-port USB charger comes with 2 AC outlets

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Bring along this 5-port USB charger with 2 AC outlets when you stay at a hotel, and you'll have ready access to AC and USB power. This model doubles as a phone/tablet stand, too.

Oberto Applewood Smoked Bacon Jerky

baconIt's hard to find food at an airport that I want to eat. Food on planes is usually even worse. So I either fast (which I don't mind) or bring my own food - usually macadamia nuts and super dark chocolate. Last week in North Carolina I found Oberto Applewood Smoked Bacon Jerky in a supermarket, and I'm going to make sure I have a bag of it whenever I travel, so I added it to my Amazon Subscribe & Save. The only ingredients are pork, water, salt, sugar, and natural flavoring. And it is very low in sugar - only 2.5 grams for the bag. It isn't tough like jerky. It basically tastes like delicious cooked room-temperature bacon.

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How to buy secret cookies baked by cloistered Spanish nuns

When we heard about the semi-secret cookies baked by secluded nuns in Madrid, Spain, naturally we had to seek out these mythical treats. Here's what we found.Read the rest

Travel smart with hanging compression shelves

I spend one in three nights on the road -- in hotels, on friends' couches, even in RVs -- and figuring out luggage is my obsession, which is why I gave Valet Luggage Compression Shelves a try. Read the rest

Pondok Pekak Library, a hidden gem in Ubud, Bali

Ubud has been called the cultural center of Bali, and at the heart of Ubud Village sits the literary oasis that is the Pondok Pekak Library & Learning Center. It was one of our favorite hangouts while we visited Bali.Read the rest

What bees taught me about Cambodia

I come from a family of beekeepers, so I had to check out a tour of traditional techniques. But I got more than I expected, and learned a lot about life in rural Cambodia.Read the rest

Philly TSA supervisor Charles Kieser sent a traveller to jail for asking to file a complaint

After sending Roger Vanderklok for jail for the audacity of asking to file a complaint, Philadelphia International Airport TSA supervisor Charles Kieser then lied about what happened on the stand in court. He fabricated an aggressive confrontation and a bomb threat, neither of which are in evidence on the CCTV footage or in the police report. His victim was help incommunicado in jail, panicking his wife who had no idea where he'd gone. Kieser gets to keep his job.

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How you can hack credit cards for cheaper travel

Travel credit cards are crucial to reducing your travel costs and making life easier. These credit cards can get you free stuff and cheap flights, help you save on exchange rates, avoid fees, and make you money.Read the rest

A tour through New Zealand's amazing steampunk town

We went to Oamaru, New Zealand to see the blue penguins (and they were super cute), but it was the town's dedication to Steampunk that really got us fired up.Read the rest

Sacred Journey – The trippiest travel photo book you will ever see

Sacred Journey: The Ganges to the Himalayas is the trippiest travel photo book I have ever seen, and I’ve seen them all. David Howard took a spiritual trip to India and Nepal, hanging out with the naked sadhus and poor pilgrims at the holy sites along the way. He photographed his subjects and then photoshopped them into hallucinogenic collages. The images are hyper real, their sharpness too sharp, the scales of subjects mixed, with no distinction between background and foreground. They vibrate on the page, almost hurting your eyes. But your retina compels you to study the multi-dimensional pictures, and dive into the disorientation. Howard captures the feeling of being on a trip in India and Nepal better than anything else I’ve seen or read. These are postcards from the edge of coherence. It is a deeply personal journal, and for that reason one of my favorites, even though I am glad I was not on his bus.

See sample pages of Sacred Journey: The Ganges to the Himalayas at Wink.

Coach-minus: a new low in high-flying travel


An unnamed airline is said to be planning a "coach-minus" service that features smaller, more crowded seats. They say they're providing cheaper tickets to passengers who demand it.

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Blackpool's Broadway Hotel fines guests £100 for negative review


The hotel had no running water, miswired electrical outlets, and a contract with fine-print that said that they'd charge your credit card £100 if you posted a negative review on the Web.

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Luxury South African safari train where work is forbidden


The 3-day, $2750/person Rovos Rail train safari from Pretoria to Durban is pulled by 1930s steam trains; features giant, luxurious staterooms with their own bathtubs; offers high tea; and, true to its Edwardian time-warp, passengers are prohibited from working in public areas, lest this break the atmosphere of idle wealth and privilege.

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