There are plenty of things to worry about while traveling, without adding being brutally murdered into the mix. But it happens more often than you’d think, even in places that seem like paradise. Read on for terrible tales of vacations gone nightmarishly wrong.
This week we learned that Godzilla is Japan's new tourism ambassador. Now we have a visual! Here's the G-man being unveiled (OK, head only ... 171 feet tall, though) Thursday outside of Toho, the studio that made the original 1954 film.
Behold, Turkey's Love Valley. It's happy to see you, too!
Where popular movies are filmed, fans who want to experience the locations for themselves will follow. Would-be Katniss Everdeens are flocking to Atlanta, to take tours of the filming spots for all of the Hunger Games sequels.
Chernobyl is a radioactive wasteland, fallout from a horrific meltdown. Except after decades of abandonment, it's not so much a wasteland as an unintentional wildlife refuge. Check out these futuristic designs to transform the disaster zone into a prime tourist destination.
A series of caverns in the Smokey Mountains provided a perfect lair for bootleggers looking to make some illicit liquor during Prohibition. The government eventually cracked down on these subterranean "moonshiners," but you can still visit their secret underground distilleries today.
You may never get to drink at the Cantina — but you can still visit some real-life watering holes that celebrate your favorite stories. We've already shown you science-fictional bars we'd like to visit and people whose homes are based on spaceships, but here are real joints that boast a TARDIS, AT-ATs or the Martian…
What if iPhones and Facebook already existed by the dawn of the Atomic Age? Would your news feed be clogged with photos of vacationing friends staring out at not-too-distant mushroom clouds? That's the alternate history imagined by Clay Lipsky's Atomic Overlook photos.
We've already told you all about the movies you can look forward to this summer, the TV shows you can watch, and the books and comics you can read. But what if, when summer strikes, you're itching to hit to road? We have roadside attractions, unusual museums, and significant spots from science and science fiction from…
Crooners, bright lights, the ringing of slot machines, and...atomic bombs? This strange combination became a reality in Las Vegas during the 1950s. Scheduled nuclear detonations at the Nevada Proving Ground gave plenty of opportunities to party and raise a glass to a mushroom cloud. How did this bizarre slice of…
Hassan Nasrallah would like to welcome you to Mleeta, one of Lebanon's more unusual tourist destinations. The unsmiling face of Hezbollah's leader greets visitors in a slickly produced 10-minute video shown in a modern theater, telling them: "I'm honored to be with you in this tourist landmark."
Should you ever find yourself in the environs of Vilnius, Lithuania, you can sign up for 1984: The Survival Drama, a three-hour faux Soviet military interrogation, complete with former KGB guards looking to recapture the magic of the old days. 25€ will get you a three-hour regimen of belt-whippings, verbal abuse, and…
You can't travel to other planets or other times — not yet, anyway. But there are plenty of great landmarks from science fiction and fantasy that you can visit, right here on Earth. Here are 10 great fannish tourist destinations.
Starting March 1, the Fuji-Q Highland theme park in Fujiyoshida, Japan will offer a hotel room based on the famed Gainax anime franchise Neon-Genesis Evangelion. For $450 a night, you can pretend you're a mecha pilot on vacation.
The site of the worst nuclear accident in history is going to open for business as soon as next year. Take a hike around the facilities and check out the catfish in the cooling pond.
Russian photographer Slesarev Oleg Victorovitch took these photos of Gagra, a once-thriving resort town on the coast of Black Sea. Gagra was a palatial tourist destination until 1992, when the area was at the forefront of the War in Abkhazia.
Here's Virgin Galactic's SpaceShip Two cruising over the Mojave Desert last Thursday. The VSS Enterprise spacecraft didn't travel into suborbital space but stayed affixed to its mothership. Virgin's planned price for a few minutes of suborbital views? $200,000.
While many people may be excited about J.J. Abrams' Star Trek, few are as excited as the residents of the Canadian town Vulcan, who are depending on the movie to improve their tourism prospects.