Are you super boring? This book is for you!

Check out the new book Maphead from the Jeopardy guy, Ken Jennings. You gotta love a guy who says his favorite thing as a kid was tearing open National Geographic so he could scope out the maps. The only person nerdier would be someone working on a travel show for kids, huh?



Northern California’s ancient redwood trees are so huge, some you can drive straight through.

Deadword of the day: Aporrhipsis

Aporrhipsis: An intense dislike of clothing.

As in: The aporrhipsis in poor Fido is clear, especially on Halloween…

History Schmistory: September 20. Spain’s Ba-a-a-ad Boys.

1920: Spain establishes the Spanish Foreign Legion, an elite unit of the Spanish Army. It’s mascot? A goat… Really?

By Julio César Cerletti García ( [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

By Julio César Cerletti García ( [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

History Schmistory: September 19. We’re not safe here.

1957: The US begins testing underground nukes. Burrowing animals across the globe react in horror.

Deadword of the Day: Quackle

Quackle: The noise one makes when choking.

As in: Your quackling is futile.


This winter, a stay at an ice hotel might be in order!


Among numerous wonderful things, London also has triple decker buses.











Did you know that you can get a free Team Marco Polo London travel ebook if you “like” TMP on Facebook? C’mon, give Marco some ‘like’ folks!

Deadword of the Day: Haspenald

Haspenald: A ridiculously tall kid.

As in: Our haspenald is bigger than your haspenald!

History Schmistory: September 18. In fifteen hundred zero two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue for the last dadgum time!

1502: Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his fourth and final voyage. And yes, he still thinks it’s Asia. Poor sap.

Sebastiano del Piombo [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Sebastiano del Piombo [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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