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Wed
29
Aug '12

Gator Appetizers at Happy Hour

SUBMITTED BY: Ari G.   LOCATION: Seaside Heights, New Jersey (2012) When Curly Fries, Fried Pickles or Salt Water Taffy won’t do… there’s a snack for every kind of customer strolling the Jersey boardwalks. (Ari G. is a New Hampshire fifth grader who recently won the Sphinx Rodeo).

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).

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 [...]

Tue
25
Oct '11

Pumped in Vegas

SUBMITTED BY: Brian Henderson   LOCATION: Las Vegas, Nevada (2011) God knows whose giant sweaty foot slipped on this shoe earlier, but it makes a fantastic lounge chair. Foot fetish folks take notice! (Photojournalist Brian Henderson is a prolific TTP contributor most famous for his Golden Gate Snacking and Ugandan Equator Dance!)

Wed
31
Aug '11

Winner of the Sphinx Rodeo

SUBMITTED BY: Ari G.  LOCATION: Glen, NH (2011) New Hampshire, home of Story Land‘s Sphinx, is a helluva lot safer than Cairo right now. (Ari G. is a frequent Tacky Tourist Photo contributor who has munched the World’s Largest Box of Popcorn and bench pressed the Liberty Bell. His favorite ride is Splash Battle: Pharaoh’s [...]

Sun
10
Jul '11

Lobster Dinner

SUBMITTED BY: The Heater Family   LOCATION: Kensington, PEI (2011) If there were such a thing as lobster filmmakers, there would be plenty of human-themed horror movies. We pluck these creatures from their homes, boil them alive and then suck out their insides. At the Prince Edward Island Lobster Festival, it was time for a little [...]

Wed
4
May '11

Urine (You’re in) for a big adventure!

SUBMITTED BY: Eugene Mirman   LOCATION: Moab, Utah (2011) On the right, Eugene’s horse is named Dalton. Katie’s horse is named Cisco. Years from now when they have grandchildren — Cisco and Dalton, not Eugene and Katie — they will be flipping through their photo album and reminiscing about their days working the trails at the [...]

Fri
22
Apr '11

Good Hands, Bad Manners

SUBMITTED BY: Diane Garnick LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois (2010) Luis Aparicio’s Hall of Fame plaque mentions his 1956 Rookie of the Year Award, his nine Gold Gloves at shortstop, his nine stolen base crowns and his career fielding records for double plays and assists. But it says nothing about his love for the ladies.  By the [...]

Wed
13
Apr '11

Don’t Chew on This: World’s Largest Crayon

SUBMITTED BY: Ari G.    LOCATION: Easton, Pennsylvania (2010) Lots of kids chew Crayola’s non-toxic wax, so we suppose the plexiglass prevents the World’s Largest Crayon from being decorated with teeth marks. (Ari G. is a frequent TTP model who recently yanked the Liberty Bell from its hinges.)

Mon
21
Mar '11

Things to do in Chicago besides the architectural boat tour

SUBMITTED BY: Diane Garnick    LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois (2011) Sure, the Navy Pier Ferris wheel, the funky fountain at Millennium Park, and the architectural boat tour should be on your shortlist, but don’t overlook Chicago’s world class selection of pharmacies! (Diane Garnick is a Red Sox-worshiping Wall Street guru and founder of Ladies in Red, a [...]

Fri
18
Feb '11

DVD Discovery: “Despicable Me” features tacky tourist photos at the Egyptian pyramids!

We almost fell out of our chairs when we recently saw the opening scene of “Despicable Me,” the Steve Carell animated feature about a villain with poor self-esteem. The first few minutes of the film focus on tourists taking goofy pictures of themselves in front of the pyramids and doing the “Walk Like an Egyptian” [...]

Sun
6
Feb '11

Remember the Virtual Alamo — Part One

SUBMITTED BY: Tacky Tourist Photos   LOCATION: San Antonio, Texas (2011) Tacky Tourist Photo Challenge:  Try to line up tourist attraction postcards with the actual scene!

Sat
29
Jan '11

Pale-Faced Rastas in Paradise

SUBMITTED BY: Elizabeth Rorem-Hull    LOCATION: Caye Caulker, Belize (2009) Elizabeth: “During Lobster Fest, after a water taxi ride, and quite a few too many drinks, we stumbled across this little gem! I have a strange fetish for these cut out things, and make my poor boyfriend take a picture in any one we come across.” [...]

Tue
18
Jan '11

Wedding Crashers — Vietnam Edition

SUBMITTED BY: Barrie and Ilya Mirman   LOCATION: Vietnam (2011) If you think this picture is a cute affirmation of warm U.S.-Vietnam relations, wait till you see the honeymoon photos!

Sun
14
Nov '10

Jelly Bean Immortality

SUBMITTED BY: David C.    LOCATION: Fairfield, California (2010) Ronald Reagan took on the Soviet Union with a sweet tooth. We can’t wait to see the Jimmy Carter peanut mosaic, the Bill Clinton “Big Mac” montage and the Barack Obama cigarette sculpture! (The Jelly Belly Factory Tour also includes jelly bean portraits of Elvis, John Wayne, [...]