Aspen Hotel's Dumb and Dumber Vacation Package Comes With Ruffled Tuxedos, Top Hats, Beer, and a Moped Rental

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A ski resort in Aspen, Colorado is channeling ‘90s slapstick comedy vibes with its Dumb and Dumber-themed vacation package. As Thrillist reports, guests who schedule the weekend getaway will receive a two-night stay at The Curtis (a Doubletree by Hilton hotel), private jet transportation to and from Aspen, Icelantic Nomad 95 skis, and lift tickets at Aspen Mountain.

Naturally, the deal wouldn’t be complete without a few references to the 1994 movie starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, so guests will also get a moped rental, a $200 spa voucher (cue Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman"), a couple of ruffled tuxedos with matching top hats (in orange and powder blue, of course), and a 12-pack of beer from a local brewery. After all, Aspen is a place “where the beer flows like wine, where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano”—if Lloyd is to be believed, at least.

And this big, dumb vacation could be yours for a cool $10,000. Each offer is good for two people, and guests will be put up in the hotel’s Corner King Deluxe room and receive a $100 food voucher at The Corner Office, the hotel’s bar/restaurant. This offer expires April 21, so act fast—and please, even if you’re tapping into your inner Lloyd or Harry, be smart on the slopes.

[h/t Thrillist]

New Jersey's Anthony Bourdain Food Trail Has Opened

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Before Anthony Bourdain was a world-famous chef, author, or food and travel documentarian, he was just another kid growing up in New Jersey. Earlier this year, Food & Wine reported that Bourdain's home state would honor the late television personality with a food trail tracing his favorite restaurants. And that trail is now open.

Bourdain was born in New York City in 1956, and spent most of childhood living in Leonia, New Jersey. He often revisited the Garden State in his books and television shows, highlighting the state's classic diners and delis and the seafood shacks of the Jersey shore.

Immediately following Bourdain's tragic death on June 8, 2018, New Jersey assemblyman Paul Moriarty proposed an official food trail featuring some of his favorite eateries. The trail draws from the New Jersey episode from season 5 of the CNN series Parts Unknown. In it, Bourdain traveled to several towns throughout the state, including Camden, Atlantic City, and Asbury Park, and sampled fare like cheesesteaks, salt water taffy, oysters, and deep-fried hot dogs.

The food trail was approved following a unanimous vote in January, and the trail was officially inaugurated last week. Among the stops included on the trail:

  1. Frank's Deli // Asbury Park
  1. Knife and Fork Inn // Atlantic City
  1. Dock's Oyster House // Atlantic City
  1. Tony's Baltimore Grill // Atlantic City
  1. James' Salt Water Taffy // Atlantic City
  1. Lucille's Country Cooking // Barnegat
  1. Tony & Ruth Steaks // Camden
  1. Donkey's Place // Camden
  2. Hiram's Roadstand // Fort Lee

Chernobyl Creator Craig Mazin Urges Visitors to Treat the Exclusion Zone With Respect

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Following the success of the HBO miniseries Chernobyl, one tour company reported that bookings to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone located in Ukraine rose 35 percent. Now, series creator Craig Mazin is imploring the new wave of tourists to be respectful when snapping selfies at Chernobyl, Gizmodo reports.

A 2500-square-kilometer exclusion zone was established around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant shortly after its reactor exploded in 1986 and flooded the area with harmful radiation. The abandoned towns are still too radioactive for people to live there safely, but they have been deemed safe to visit temporarily with the supervision of a guide.

Chernobyl has supported a dark tourism industry for years, but thanks to the miniseries, photographs taken there are gaining new levels of attention online. News of influencers posing for irreverent selfies at the site of the nuclear disaster quickly went viral. Mazin tweeted:

Regardless of why people are visiting the site, being respectful in the presence of tragedy is always a good idea. It's also smart to resist leaving a tour group to snap the perfect selfie in some abandoned building: Tour companies warn that breaking rules and wandering off approved paths can lead to dangerous radiation exposure.

[h/t Gizmodo]

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