"Boston is known for its baked beans, which has become the butt of many jokes (pun intended, unfortunately). One consequence of eating baked beans has gone largely unnoticed. Until now. Whenever we eat baked beans, we become the most deadly contributors to global warming in the room. And unlike the Watergate scandal, it's not something easily covered up."
-Mark Bloom & Jason Scholder (2010)
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.
22 February 2010
Quote of the Month
Welcome to a blog post from the road. We are in the Boston area, where the cold is as fierce as the traffic. The quote this month involves this provincial backwater. We hope you enjoy it and continue to return again for more stories about places to avoid throughout this great world of ours.