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Thu
26
May '11

Pakistan’s future tourist trap

SUBMITTED BY: Navy Seal Team 6    LOCATION: Abbottabad, Pakistan (2011) The first tourists, posing as CIA operatives, have begun to flock to Abbottabad. You heard it here first. By 2012, there will be a gift shop.

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.)

Thu
24
Mar '11

The least intimidating Darth Vader ever

SUBMITTED BY: David Pryke   LOCATION: Carlsbad, California (2010) We’re usually blown away by the realism captured in most official LEGO sculptures, but the essence of the Evil Empire isn’t looming over LEGOLAND. Whether they fight with light sabers or their bare hands, our bets are on the mild-mannered guy in the plaid shirt and shorts! […]

Sun
13
Mar '11

Cuddling with Europe’s most notorious liar

Tweet SUBMITTED BY: Mariel Backman    LOCATION: Berlin, Germany (2011) Early on in a dating relationship, how important is honesty in your man or boy toy? (Travel buff Mariel Backman recently had fun “Crashing the Cold War” at the Berlin Wall).

Fri
25
Feb '11

Killer Rabbit: Does Wall Drug live up to the hype?

Tweet SUBMITTED BY: Adriana Perez  LOCATION: Wall, South Dakota (2011) Anyone who’s ventured on a cross-country trip to find themselves, has likely found at least a hokey billboard teasing Wall Drug. The tourist mecca is about 75 miles from Mount Rushmore, but it hypes itself as a coming attraction from hundreds of miles away. Some […]

Sun
20
Feb '11

OK, so we’re obsessed with Egypt this month — who isn’t?

SUBMITTED BY: Vinnie Raponi    LOCATION: Cairo, Egypt (2009) While peaceful Egyptian mobs are beating the crap out of American journalists, TTP is sharpening its focus on the cuter side of Cairo. If Vinnie’s sharp fingernails get any closer, he’ll soon find out if the Great Pyramids of Giza are real or if they are cheap […]

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!

Thu
3
Feb '11

Horny in Texas

SUBMITTED BY: Tacky Tourist Photos    LOCATION: San Antonio, Texas (2011) Sexual puns related to cows make us extremely squeamish.

Wed
2
Feb '11

Rockin’ out at the Hard Rock

SUBMITTED BY: Susan Mills    LOCATION: Baltimore, Maryland (2008) Susan says she’s channeling Alice Cooper and Wayne Campbell (aka Mike Myers) from “Wayne’s World.”  Looks like from the classy finger posturing, she’s also channeling Lady Gaga.

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.” […]

Thu
2
Dec '10

Mashed by Potato

SUBMITTED BY: Ari G.   LOCATION: O’Leary, Prince Edward Island (Canada — 2009) It’s only a matter of time before this courageous kid’s triceps give out and he gets crushed by the potato! The World’s Largest Potato is at the Potato Museum in Western PEI. It is far superior to any Idaho or Maine potato exhibits, […]

Fri
12
Nov '10

Getting sloshed with Ben Franklin

SUBMITTED BY: Ursula K. LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts (2010) At least in Boston or Philadelphia, dressing like Ben Franklin makes you an instant chick magnet.

Sat
6
Nov '10

Meet the Chinese Gumby

SUBMITTED BY: Brian Henderson    LOCATION: Huangshan, China (2010) The World Expo, the global equivalent of a county fair, used to be a pretty big deal.  TTP remembers hearing their parents talk about the 1964 New York World’s Fair and the 1967 Montreal Expo, which became the namesake of the short-lived baseball team. We had no […]

Wed
3
Nov '10

Oktoberfest Bunnies & Cows

SUBMITTED BY: Kerry Byrne    LOCATION: Munich, Germany (2010) Only a few hours into Oktoberfest, the entire city of Munich becomes a giant Facebook page filled with alcohol-induced photo-ops. We have no idea what possesses grown men to dress in pink bunny pajamas and cows with exposed udders when there are no costume parties at any […]