If you want some weird travel experiences, this is the place
to begin. Whether it's hanging out with "rainbow kids"
in the desert, taking a volcano tour in Ecuador, or stalking
alligators in Florida, you'll find the stories, information and
inspiration you need here. This part o the website is sure to
grow larger, as my wife and I tend to gravitate towards the more
unusual activities when we travel. We will keep you updated.
Banos Ecuador is a page that
relates some of our experiences in this beautiful hotsprings
resort town. The weird or unusual part of this travel destination
is the Volcano tours. For $3 (2004) you can have a tour of the
town in a "chiva", which is an open-sided bus, even
riding on the roof, if you want. You'll eventually end up on
top of a large hill, where you'll be able to see the lights of
Banos below, while you watch the volcano Tungurahua erupt (weather
permitting) above. A hot-rum drink (or two) is included in the
Bishops Castle is in the Woods of Colorado
Arrowhead Hunting is our
story from the deserts of Arizona. An old Mayan Indian took us
and one of the resident "rainbow kids" on a trip into
the desert to find metates, arrowheads, ancient pottery, and
semi-precious stones. The weird part of this travel story is
that we actually found all of the above.
Stalking Florida Alligators
relates how we met a monster one morning in Florida, and
then visited him regularly. It was the first time we had been
so close to an alligator in the wild. Were we hunting him or
was he hunting us?
Lost On Mount Lemmon is about
a weird travel experience involving desert, snow, ice and the
blood-sucking legend known as Chupacabra. ("There's something
breathing outside the window," my wife told me.) You'll
also find some off-road driving tips.
Montana Testicle Festivals
is really just a nice name for a family-oriented festival. Nothing
too weird here, other than the eating of bull testicles. You'll
also find information on other festivals to put on your travel
WalMart Camping is about...well,
camping at WalMart. It's allowed, it's free, and you'll have
an unlimited supply of snacks nearby. This page also covers other
free, cheap, and not-so-weird places to park your van or RV when
Conversion Van Camping
isn't really weird travel, depending on how you do it (see Walmart
Camping above). It does give you a lot of flexibility, though,
and you can end up in some weird situations - if you want to.
Over the years, I've traveled many miles on Greyhound (see
the page "Cheap Bus Travel"),
which can be quite weird at times. I've slept in the park in
Grand Junction, Colorado, with the hobos and homeless, and hitchhiked
more than 20,000 miles. I don't do the latter much any more (married
and forty now), but my (our) unique travel experiences are not
at an end. Check back for more stories and ideas.
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