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.

05 July 2011

A Quick Reminder

We know it’s been a long time since our last post. Life sometimes gets in the way of art . . . or literary offal, as the case may be for blog posts. We wanted to remind all our faithful readers, however, that the back list of stories is worth exploring. Try typing a place into our Search function and see what comes up. Explore the sidebar items. This site (as always, gloriously advertisement-free) is full of surprise and disappointment, just like our travels. If you find something that strikes you personally, leave a comment. We promise not to abuse you unless you really deserve it. Thank you for your visit and we promise to return with more tales from the other side of happiness. [Jason: What does that mean? Mark: I don’t know; it just sounds funny.] —MB & JS