Don't Even Go There—Travel Writing for the Rest of Us

Even if the world is your oyster, you can still chip a tooth on its shell. While travel magazines feature exotic locales of breathtaking beauty, we expose sites so depressing that no traveler this side of Edgar Allan Poe would venture there without a tub-load of tranquilizers. Take Las Vegas (please) and the $5.99 all-you-can-eat buffet line at Sam’s Town. That's the world we explore at Don’t Even Go There.

On this site, we tell of places we’ve visited but wish we hadn’t. We reveal vacation plans gone awry and relate horror stories from the road best abandoned. These true stories reflect where we’ve chosen to go. We only have ourselves to blame. We rarely needed to exaggerate—the truth really is stranger than a Dan Brown novel.

Don’t Even Go There: travel tips for those of us who aren’t escorted by security guards, pampered by wealthy benefactors, or provided a generous per diem. This blog is for seasoned travelers and armchair tourists who want the real world first-hand and head-on, with all its drama, horror, and humor. You’ll laugh at us, cry with us, and decide to stay home more often.

18 May 2008

Quote of the Month

Here’s a new quote from your favorite traveling duo . . . at least we hope we’re your favorite traveling duo. By the way, we love dogs. It’s dog owners we sometimes want to punish by rubbing their noses in it:

“People traveling with their dogs have become the cigarette smokers of their generation—they need their own hotel rooms, their own restaurants, and their own rest areas. Cities have already passed laws against ‘second-hand poop.’”

–Mark Bloom & Jason Scholder (2007)

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