Humor Columns

Video: Erma Bombeck Closed Her Door – An Interview with Andy Bombeck

Video: Erma Bombeck Closed Her Door – An Interview with Andy Bombeck

Erma Bombeck wrote 4,000 humor columns and 15 books – all while raising three kids. This American icon's son explains how.
Keynote Speech: The Joy of Culture Shock

Keynote Speech: The Joy of Culture Shock

Dave was the keynote speaker at the 2017 Go Learn Travel Expo at the University of Utah. You can watch his lecture here.
Why I’d Rather Stab Myself in the Eardrums than Fly VietJet This Holiday Season

Why I’d Rather Stab Myself in the Eardrums than Fly VietJet This Holiday Season

A budget airline wishes its passengers a crappy new year.
Tough Cows and Tougher Bread: Growing Up German in America

Tough Cows and Tougher Bread: Growing Up German in America

Guest Globejotter Rudy Linke muses on the archaeological wonders of German cuisine.
The Ho Chi Minh Chicken Emergency

The Ho Chi Minh Chicken Emergency

60-second story – A renegade hen on the streets of Saigon: What could possibly be the problem?
How to Cure Your New Year’s Resolution Hangover

How to Cure Your New Year’s Resolution Hangover

What's the best way to fulfill your resolutions in the year of the monkey? Start with a nap!
My Norwegian-Vietnamese-Cambodian Christmas

My Norwegian-Vietnamese-Cambodian Christmas

Frogs in tamarind sauce, mystery ooze in the bathtub, and a song lost horribly in translation.
Infiltrating the Beautiful People

Infiltrating the Beautiful People

A travel-humor flashback from 2002: Dave goes undercover in France to judge the judgmental.
Stop Stereotyping Unicorns!

Stop Stereotyping Unicorns!

If I were a unicorn, I'd be pretty pissed off about all the rainbow connections.
Banana the Octopus

Banana the Octopus

A weird birthday tale for my delightfully weird wife – because this is what too many hours of flying does to me.