satire

Foreign travel is parody waiting to happen, even if you're the butt of the joke.

  • Michael Guerrini
    Published 20 days ago
    Fremantle

    Fremantle

    From being the first sttled area in Western Australia to being the primary hub of Bars that flock 40-60 year olds that desperatlly want to feel young again to Cafe's and Restaurants that beleive they have a reasonable justification to charge an arm and leg due to "culture". Surrounded by the engulfing swan river filled with cruise ships docking the harbours every single day sending an influx of immigrants and tourists. Not saying that's a bad thing entirely, i understand the purpose and the economic turnover for Freo but the attitudes of immigrants can be quite obnoxious depending where they're from and is clear as day.
  • Hannah B
    Published 2 months ago
    Third Place in Virtual Postcard Challenge
    Life Four Months Ago

    Life Four Months Ago

    Tired of the new normal? Do you miss the walls around you feeling like a safe haven instead of a medium security suburban prison? Are those little spots behind your ears sore from the cute homemade mask you paid $25 in shipping on Etsy for?
  • Celia Whelton
    Published 6 months ago
    Lightning, Bee Stings, and Bears, Oh My!

    Lightning, Bee Stings, and Bears, Oh My!

    I am accident prone. From car accidents to public embarrassment, I love to be the center of misfortune. I am hiking in Glacier National Park with my mission trip group. We have already hiked for some time and reached that point where the group splits up based on energy and interest. I did not want to drive back but I was deciding between the easy 1 mile hike and boat ride through the mountains or the 4 mile uphill climb. After making the correct decision of the first option, I watched the stupid, few 4-milers go on their way. I got this sudden urge to bring out my Track and Field 100 meter dash towards the 4-mile trail and that is how I ended up beginning this thigh workout from Hell.
  • Markus Hermannsdorfer
    Published 12 months ago
    A Short Story About Paradise and Where to Find It

    A Short Story About Paradise and Where to Find It

    The Maldives come quite close to the ideal image of paradise. Even from a bird's eye view, the sometimes round, sometimes oval, sometimes elongated atolls with their snow-white beaches in the deep blue of the Indian Ocean look like a masterfully painted picture of an ideal, harmonious and peaceful world.
  • Owen Fox
    Published about a year ago
    Homeless: A State of Mind, or a State of Being?

    Homeless: A State of Mind, or a State of Being?

    Okay, so you're homeless in LA. I bet you moved here to seek fame and fortune, to make a name for yourself in the "industry." You were completely unprepared for the, dare I say it, unreasonable cost of living in this behemoth of a city. Your homelessness began with renting an apartment that's payments could have kept you fed for 3 months. Then came the incredible cost of gas, the parking tickets, and last but not least the inability to drown your sorrows in a drink that cost less than $12.
  • L. E. King
    Published 2 years ago
    Lost from the First Step

    Lost from the First Step

    Lost from the first step.
  • Benjamin Hecker
    Published 3 years ago
    Right on Red State: Florida Wildlife

    Right on Red State: Florida Wildlife

    Everything in Florida WILL try to kill you. Alligators, mosquitoes, Floridians, they all have the capacity to kill you.
  • Benjamin Hecker
    Published 3 years ago
    Right on Red State: Florida Weather

    Right on Red State: Florida Weather

    Florida is hot. It's an undeniable fact, yet tourists feel the need to point it out. Floridians, and people who live in Florida, but don't want to be labelled as Floridians, are well aware that it is hot outside. Don't feel the need to remind them for the sake of small talk. They all know the statewide high temperatures are caused by Florida's proximity to the equator, and the low elevation making Florida very close to Hell.
  • Benjamin Hecker
    Published 3 years ago
    Right on Red State: Florida Highways

    Right on Red State: Florida Highways

    As of the writing of this article, there are twelve major interstate highways in Florida. We can assure you that we will not be updating this article if any more are built, so don’t try to correct us. Of the twelve, nine interstate highways never leave the state of Florida, which makes one question the meaning of the word interstate. They are Interstates 4, 10, 75, 95, 110, 175, 275, 375, 195, 295, 395, 595. The last eight are just roads the connect the first four, which explains why they don't connect to other states. This leaves one highway, I-4. It technically shouldn't even be part of the Interstate System as it doesn't run through multiple states. This is the first strike against “Interstate” 4.
  • Benjamin Hecker
    Published 3 years ago
    Right on Red State
  • Rowan Marley
    Published 3 years ago
    Worst Airlines To Use

    Worst Airlines To Use

    Traveling via plane sucks. It's become a staple statement among comedians who are just sick of having to deal with packing peanuts as a "gourmet meal" or people who have dealt with stewardesses who seem to have a legit problem with the self-loading cargo (you) asking for water.
  • Rowan Marley
    Published 3 years ago
    Most Overrated Travel Destinations

    Most Overrated Travel Destinations

    There are certain places on this planet that we are regularly told that we should want to go to. Or, perhaps we actually do want to check them out. They're supposed to be where "it all happened," or they're supposed to be incredibly glamorous. Cool as they are supposed to be, the reality is that these kinds of tourist-rich venues tend to be really overblown.