The Cultural Atrocities Issue

  • Partying with the Secret Police in Romania

    Vacation options in communist Romania were pretty limited. When Labor Day, the big party holiday of the year, rolled around on May 1, many Romanians traveled to Costinesti, the only seaside resort for young people in the country.

  • How a Remote Laotian Village Became Asia's Cancun

    Vang Vieng's main street is full of bars screening reruns of 'Friends' and 'Family Guy.' Bars offer whiskey-taurine cocktails served in beach buckets. It’s also easy to score opium, magic mushrooms, methamphetamines, and other substances that could get...

  • Joe Francis Is Not the King of Spring Break

    Joe Francis is the 39-year-old guy responsible for those 'Girls Gone Wild' videos, which means he basically invented modern-day spring break. If you’ve ever had a good time in a sunny locale between the months of March and June, chances are Joe was...

  • Beach Reach Wants You to Party With Jesus Christ

    Christian missionaries are known for traveling to poor areas of our planet to provide aid and convert heathens. So for the past 30 years, Christians have been hanging out at spring break hotspots.

  • Can We Please?

    Photos by Ben Ritter, styling by Annette Lamothe-Ramos.

  • Limited Chaos

    I have two recurring dreams. One is none of your business until I make it your business and the other you’re going to hear about even if you don’t want to: It’s about a familiar-since-forever kind of weekend beach party cum bacchanal, a performance of...

  • Let My People Go (Party)

    For as little as $110 per day, you can forget your worries about Hamas and Hezbollah coming to get you and live it up with, as Israel Under 30’s website says, "2,000 smoking hot Israeli girls partying on the shores of the magestic [sic] Red Sea."

  • Meet the Bad Moms Club

    Last summer, my mother created the Bad Moms Club. She goes to bars in South Beach and downtown Fort Lauderdale a few times a month to drink and dance with other single mothers. Like Destiny’s Child circa 1999, the club’s membership fluctuates, but two...

  • In There Like Swimwear

    Photos by Vincent Perini and styling by Annette Lamothe-Ramos.

  • Reviews

    Once while driving through the Virginias I stopped to poop and look for belt buckles. This junk shop with waffles had some postcards, and you’re damn right I bought the one that said virginia is for lovers

  • Blacking Out Is the Other Universal Language

    People have been going on vacations to make bad decisions since antiquity, and that’s not going to change. So in the spirit of broadening our horizons, we’ve asked our international offices to dig up the strangest, booziest stories of vacations gone...

  • Welcome to the Twin Zone

    The longest period of time the ATL Twins have spent apart has been six hours when Sidney was locked up for a DUI. Otherwise they are always together, with the exception of a few minutes here and there to shit, shave, and shower.