“We don’t travel because we long to meet strange and fascinating people. We live in Asheville, NC; we can walk out our front door and find all the strange and fascinating people we can stand. No, we travel for two very distinct reasons: to avoid yard work and to try new beers. Everything else is just a bonus.”
–Mark Bloom & Jason Scholder (2009)
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.
17 May 2009
Quote of the Month
Why do we travel? Well, given our experiences, we ask ourselves that same question over and over again. But here’s the real reason: