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.

19 August 2008

Quote of the Month

This next quote reminds us that we’ve spent most of our lives living on one coast or another. Why is it people seem to flock to the coasts for vacation? Certainly not for this:

“Wherever there’s water—whether it’s a lake, an ocean, or a river—you can find kitsch. It’s in the stores, the restaurants, and the homes. Sometimes, it’s even displayed in public: on a front lawn or in a city park. Why is this? We’re not sure, but we think it has something to do with sailors.”

–Mark Bloom & Jason Scholder (2007)

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