Tiny lipstick sculptures of tourist attractions


UK artist Hedley Wiggan carved lipsticks into iconic tourist attractions for the International Lipstick Colours of the Year exhibit at Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5. Wiggan usually makes his micro-sculptures out of pencil lead, like the examples below of The Beatles and a witch.

"International Lipstick Colours of the Year" (Heathrow Airport via Weird Universe)

See more of Hedley Wiggan's artwork here.

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Short film: "Denali"

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

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? Read the rest

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

The tourists' naked selfies angered the ancestral spirits of Borneo, said the official, and we are inclined to agree.

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


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. Read the rest

5-port USB charger comes with 2 AC outlets


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. Read the rest

Oberto Applewood Smoked Bacon Jerky

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How to buy secret cookies baked by cloistered Spanish nuns

How to buy Nun Cookies in Spain
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.

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.

Pondok Pekak Library, a hidden gem in Ubud, Bali

Pondok Pekak Library in Ubud
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.

What bees taught me about Cambodia

Giant Honeybee Hive in 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.

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.

A tour through New Zealand's amazing steampunk town

Steampunk HQ, New Zealand
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.

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.

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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. Read the rest

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. Read the rest

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