Channel Your Inner Geek. Wil Wheaton's Guide to the World's Best Nerdy Trips
Wil Wheaton. (Photo: Getty Images)
For Wil Wheaton, there’s no shame in being nerdy. The “Just a Geek" author celebrates all things science fiction, fandom, pop culture, and news as host of Syfy’s “The Wil Wheaton Project” (Tuesdays at 10/9c).
Having been an actor on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” it’s no surprise to find that Wheaton has traveled for comic and gaming conventions, ultimately bringing home some pretty geeky stuff. “I have a first printing of Dungeons & Dragons that I brought back from the Gen Con game convention a few years ago,” he says. “I saw it and I was like, ‘I must have this.’”
Given that he might just be the coolest sci-guy since Bill Nye, we had to ask: where should fellow science and sci-fi fanatics travel for some, non-mainstream, fun?
In an exclusive interview, Wil shared his top five picks — including one destination he’s yet to visit. And in honor of these space, tech, and educational recommendations, we can’t help but say, “Live long, travel, and prosper.”
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. (Photo: Jason Goldman/Flickr)
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Open House - Pasadena, California
"It gives everyone who is interested in space exploration an opportunity to get an up-close, firsthand look at how we are currently exploring the solar system and what NASA and JPL are looking at in the next 10-20 years. Seeing their mission control, to be where some of the greatest space explorations in our history were controlled, is really exciting. They also have an enormous, clean room where they assemble the spacecraft before they send it to the launchpad. If you’re lucky, you’ll actually see a spacecraft being assembled."
The Meteor Crater in Winslow, Arizona. (Photo: Rick Mach/Flickr)