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.

21 November 2009

Quote of the Month

This month’s quote comes in three pieces, although all are related. By the way, all three are by other people, and we’ve used them without permission. That doesn’t mean we’re bad. It also doesn’t mean we’re cheating. Digging up these quotes takes almost as much time as writing our own. We hope you enjoy these, but if not, come back next week for a new installment of Don’t Even Go There.

“The saying ‘Getting there is half the fun’ became obsolete with the advent of commercial airlines.”

–Henry J. Tillman


“I did not fully understand the dread term ‘terminal illness’ until I saw Heathrow for myself.”

–Dennis Potter, 1978


“It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on earth has ever produced the expression ‘as pretty as an airport’.”

–Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (1988)

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