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Tue
12
Mar '13

Co-ed Sumo Wrestling

SUBMITTED BY: Carissa Joho and Helena Birtasevic   LOCATION: Tokyo, Japan (2013) Ever fantasize about eating AS MUCH as you want and getting paid handsomely for fans to gawk at the results? At the Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Arena, Carissa does her best to puff out her cheeks and pass as the real deal. (Carissa Joho is [...]

Tue
8
Jan '13

Frisky and Fatigued

SUBMITTED BY: Alysha Lynch  LOCATION: Key West, Florida (2013) Mocking stereotypical tourists, the lifeblood of the Florida economy, nevertheless remains a popular sport. (Alysha Lynch is a competitive mud runner visiting Florida for the 2013 Ragnar Relay Race, a 200-mile sprint from Miami to Key West)

Sun
6
Jan '13

Germ-Free Kiss With David Beckham

SUBMITTED BY: Lillie Marshall   LOCATION: London, England (2013) Lillie’s smitten by David Beckham’s mannequin alter-ego at London’s Heathrow Airport. But logic wins out over lust as she keeps a “hygienic half-foot distance from the already-slobbered-on” British soccer star. Besides imaginary romance (or “adultery” since her hubby was in plain view), check out Lillie’s other Best [...]

Tue
18
Dec '12

Fairy Tale Casualty

SUBMITTED BY: Peter and Nancy B.   LOCATION: Glen, New Hampshire (2012) “Police described the vehicle as plump and orange with no license plates…”  (Sorry, we can’t be any more clever than that. Vehicular homicide and drunk driving jokes don’t play well with our demographic).

Wed
12
Dec '12

Michelangelo’s David: New York’s REAL Naked Cowboy?

SUBMITTED BY: Laura Molta    LOCATION: New York, NY (2012) Every Manhattan tourist is familiar with the infamous Naked Cowboy (and Naked Cowgirl) in Times Square. But this mobile Gulliver-esque pose by King David must have been a stunning surprise! (Laura Molta is an award-winning filmmaker and TV producer based in Boston.)

Sun
7
Oct '12

Equator Ecstasy

SUBMITTED BY: Michael Wasserman  LOCATION: Somewhere on the Zero-Degree Latitude Line, Kenya (2010) This tourist sign looks like a junior high school geography mural, but it was a welcome sight for recreational jumper and travel blogger Michael Wasserman. Obsessed with imaginary lines, Michael later visited another Equator photo-op in nearby Uganda, a site crawling with [...]

Sat
8
Sep '12

Magic Carpet Ride… Without the Rug

SUBMITTED BY: Jumping Norman    LOCATION: Agra, India (2012) In Ancient Times, we know which tourist would have been the Court Jester! (Jumping Norman is one of the world’s most preeminent practitioners of the joyful frozen-in-midair photo-op.  You can see all of his work on his Facebook page.)

Thu
9
Aug '12

Olympic Swagger

SUBMITTED BY: Tacky Tourist Photos   LOCATION: London, England (2012) So maybe you can’t also be the Fastest Man on Earth, but you certainly can mimic his Greek mythology victory pose!

Wed
8
Aug '12

Mini Golf Mayhem

SUBMITTED BY: Marty Karlon   LOCATION: Cape Cod, Massachusetts (2010) Sharing a first name with a concrete bear is no guarantee he won’t attack you. (Marty Karlon is a seasoned journalist and communication professional with a soft spot for community theater and a low tolerance for cookie-cutter press releases).

Sat
26
May '12

Stop Roman Around and Sing!

SUBMITTED BY: Rick Broussard   LOCATION: Las Vegas, Nevada (2012) Chorus of the Gods?  Rick’s melodic enthusiasm has little effect on his stiff back-up singers! If you happen to be at Caesar’s Palace, home of one of Evel Knievel‘s most bonecrushing stunts, make sure you keep your wife away from their flirtatious guards. (Rick Broussard, [...]

Sun
6
May '12

Your Friendly Neighborhood Crusaders

SUBMITTED BY: Ellie and Michael Mirman   LOCATION: Tel Arshaf (Tel Aviv), Israel (2012) Tourist sites are equally guilty of romanticizing the Vikings, but these Crusaders seem more likely to want to swap recipes than slit your throats! For the benefit of our Tacky Tourist history buffs, here’s the scoop on the Crusader fort just outside [...]

Wed
11
Apr '12

Regurgitated Waterfall

SUBMITTED BY: Ben Cole    LOCATION: Kauai, Hawaii (2012) So please remind us: What exactly is so romantic about waterfalls? As baseball purists, you know what makes us want to vomit, Ben?  The fashion faux pas of wearing a Boston Red Sox hat with a Colorado Rockies jersey! (Ben Cole is a Colorado sixth grader [...]

Sun
25
Mar '12

Onward, Mormon Soldier!

SUBMITTED BY: Tacky Tourist Photos  LOCATION: San Diego, California (2012) The two biggest draws on the Old Town San Diego Trolley Tour are the free Mormon Battalion Museum and the free bottle of souvenir Hot Sauce. As you might suspect, free religious literature is also available in unlimited quantities.

Sun
4
Mar '12

Conversational Icebreaker

SUBMITTED BY: Christy Day   LOCATION: Ross Sea, Antarctica (2005) The world of travelers can be divided into two distinct groups: Those who can’t get to the South Pole fast enough for some old-school frostbite and those who say ‘No way, I’d rather spend my $10K at Disney!” Traveling by Russian icebreaker, for which she occasionally [...]

Fri
2
Mar '12

Two Dimensional Boyfriend

SUBMITTED BY: Noelle Boc   LOCATION: Rumney, NH (2012) At Plain Jane’s Diner, James Dean is just waiting to be swept off his feet by the right woman. And given that he weighs about 9 ounces, it’s not a tough task. (Noelle Boc, a.k.a. “The Kissing Librarian,” most recently locked lips with a Giant Fish.)