“Europe is just like the States. Except they speak English with a funny accent. And they have some really old churches. And they are way into soccer. And, oh yeah, they all have health care coverage.”
–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.
18 September 2009
Quote of the Month
Here’s some real travel wisdom. It comes from having traveled far beyond our country’s borders. There are things you can learn only by going someplace strange, awkward, foreign. Like Las Vegas. Then wisdom hits you upside the head like a whore’s purse loaded with nickels. Anyway, here is one of the tidbits we learned: