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Wed
6
Oct '10

Archeologists uncover evidence of tacky photo-ops in the 1960s

SUBMITTED BY: Tacky Tourist Photos     LOCATION: Washington, D.C.  (1965) Here’s compelling evidence that goofy vacation photo-ops were commonplace during the Lyndon B. Johnson administration. See the fancy black photocorners, boys and girls?  Long ago, there was a thing called “film” that you would put in your camera to be “developed.”  And the photos would be […]

Sat
11
Sep '10

Eye of the Tiger

SUBMITTED BY: Lillie Marshall   LOCATION: Thailand (2010) PETA obviously doesn’t have a strong branch in Thailand. Lillie suspects these cats at the Tiger Temple are sedated with opiates, but even a chained lethargic tiger can rip you to shreds! File under “Gutsiest School Teacher Ever!” (Lillie Marshall is a Boston high school English teacher who […]

Fri
3
Sep '10

Lifting Liberty

SUBMITTED BY: Ari G. LOCATION: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2010) Any chiropractors in the house?

Wed
1
Sep '10

The whole world in my hands

SUBMITTED BY: Matt and Traci Suppa   LOCATION: Yarmouth, Maine (2010) Not wanting to play favorites with any one continent, Matt chooses a random stretch of ocean to rest on his shoulders. You have to give the DeLorme Map Company credit: They didn’t skimp on their Guinness Book of World Records office decor! (Traci and Matt […]

Wed
1
Sep '10

Revenge of the Lobster Taco

SUBMITTED BY: Brian Henderson   LOCATION: Woods Hole, Massachusetts (2010) We admire Brian’s dedication and overall flexibility. Most contributors would look at the height of the lobster claw and say, “Screw it, my leg doesn’t bend that way!” (Photojournalist Brian Henderson is one of Tacky Tourist Photo’s most prolific contributors. Check out his enthusiasm about the […]

Sat
14
Aug '10

Darwinist Vacations: When Tourists Go SPLAT!!!

A 20-year-old British tourist is now in a coma after attempting to jump from his hotel balcony into the pool last week while on vacation in Ibiza, Spain. Apparently, the thrill-seeking fad of “balconing” is sweeping the Iberian peninsula. If your vacation is so dull that you need to risk death to enjoy yourself, maybe […]

Fri
30
Jul '10

Don’t mingle with the peasants!

SUBMITTED BY: Ilya Mirman LOCATION: Washington, DC (2010) On the campaign trail, politicians spend every waking moment trying to pretend they are just like you and me. Once elected, they want to get as far away from us as possible. (TTP co-founder Ilya Mirman is also the mastermind behind “Kerslappity,” a fun photo-sharing site for […]

Sat
10
Jul '10

Let’s see you do that with lava!

SUBMITTED BY: Keithy Ro  LOCATION: Albay Province, the Philippines (2010) OK, so this volcano’s ash may not have shut down a month’s worth of international air travel, but it still must not feel good in your lungs. It appears that Keithy has some sort of volcano immunity! Tens of thousands of Filipinos chose to build […]

Mon
5
Jul '10

Sushi at Sea Level

SUBMITTED BY: Mark Z. LOCATION: Israel (2010) What do Israel and Uganda have in common? Both have slyly transformed invisible geographical concepts into tourist attractions. For Israel to brag about the Dead Sea being the “Lowest Place on Earth” (1378 feet below Sea Level), it set up Sea Level markers for comparison. You can see […]

Sun
27
Jun '10

Camel Drool Shampoo

SUBMITTED BY: Ari Zackin    LOCATION: Somewhere in Israel (2010) Eeeeeewwwwwww!  This photo goes out to all those animal lovers who kiss their dogs. Who knows where this camel’s mouth has been? Take a closer look at the drippage: (Ari Zackin is a frequent contributor to Tacky Tourist Photos, most recently serving up an unprecedented Spider-Man […]

Fri
4
Jun '10

Primping like Cleopatra, Flirting with Camels

Looks like Paris Hilton might be the ultimate Tacky Tourist Queen! Not only is she doing the “Walk Like an Egyptian” pose at Cairo’s top tourist attractions, she also ups the ante by flashing cleavage in her backless maxi dress.  Only a Cleopatra wig and Bangles soundtrack would complete the scene. According to the London […]

Sat
15
May '10

Don’t tread on me

SUBMITTED BY: Barrie Mirman and Christos LOCATION: L.L. Bean World Headquarters, Freeport, Maine (2010) Before they even had a chance to try on a pair of flannel-lined jeans, Christos and Barrie were crushed like yuppie bugs….

Mon
25
Jan '10

Making “The Last Suppah” a little gangsta

SUBMITTED BY: Rachel and Steve Moore   LOCATION: Branson, Missouri (2009) Rachel and her brother Steve weren’t looking for a religious experience when they hit the Hollywood Wax Museum in Branson. Most of the museum met their expectations (Forrest Gump on a bench, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, etc.), but the glowing room with the Pope and organ […]

Wed
20
Jan '10

The cuddliest Bigfoot you’ll ever meet

SUBMITTED BY: Steve Mandich and Eliza Truitt LOCATION: British Columbia, Canada (2009) In all the mysterious Bigfoot sightings over the years, no one ever comes back with a sharp, vivid photo. Until now. Turns out that Sasquatch, or “Quatchi,” as his closest friends call him, has just been searching the wilderness for an old-fashioned hug. […]

Sun
17
Jan '10

Meet the world’s first toilet ventriloquist!

SUBMITTED BY: Tara Seppa   LOCATION: Instanbul, Turkey (2009) Rest assured, she only performs with clean toilet seats! (Travel junkie and adventure blogger Tara Seppa is currently based in Prague).