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101 Places Not To See Before You Die

My travel book is out!:

Now out from HarperPaperbacks101 Places Not To See Before You Die is a guide to some of the least appealing destinations and experiences in the world. From the armpit of New Jersey to the Beijing Museum of Tap Water to, of course, Euro Disney, it includes some of the most boring museums,stupidest historical attractions, and worst Superfund sites you’ll ever have the pleasure of not visiting. But the book goes much further.Jupiter’s Worst Moon, an Outdoor Wedding During the 2021 Reemergence of the Great Eastern Cicada Brood, Fan Hours at the Las Vegas Porn Convention —101 Places Not To See Before You Die travels through time and space to provide a welcome — and unusual — reprieve from the glut of “inspirational” travel books currently on the market.

Far from being just an encyclopedic list of crappy travel statistics, 101 Places Not To See Before You Die is also a backhanded tribute to what makes traveling so great: its tendency to put us in situations that we otherwise never would have experienced. With guest entries from writers like Nick Kristof and A.J. Jacobs, 101 Places Not To See Before You Die is filled with stories and anecdotes of misadventure to which any seasoned traveler can relate. These are the experiences we tell to friends afterwards, the stories that earn us bragging rights, the reason why we’re willing to put up with the bed bugs and the food poisoning and set out to explore to the world.

101 Places Not To See Before You Die: Because Bad Places Make Good Stories.

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4 Comments

  1. Gabrielle Says:

    I just read your article in Oprah and loved it. I’ve always wanted to visit Japan, but was completely intimidated by it. I wouldn’t have considered visiting it without reading tons of guidebooks and websites, but your article made a great case for traveling by the seat of your pants and enjoying the uncertainty of the experience. What a great article!

  2. Pierpaolo Says:

    There is a point about the Blarney stone that is missing: this stone is at the top of a nice castle in a lovely and well kept park. Now, if someone, after having enjoyed the park and the castle, wants to pay to kiss a stone where a lot of other people have already put their lips, I think he/she is free to do it. I hope that you have informed people to avoid kissing the stone only and not to miss the park and the castle, because if you have not done this, you would have been unfairly biased.

  3. 101 posti da evitare in vacanza | Il blog di viaggi di Anna Bruno Says:

    [...] una guida sui “101 posti da evitare in vacanza”.  La guida che in inglese si intitola “101 Places Not To See Before You Die” non risparmia neanche l’Italia. In particolare la scure è caduta sul “museo [...]

  4. Aileen Leventon Says:

    Consider the NKT meditation centers for meditation practice. Found one in NY and it changed my life. They should not be on your list of places to not go before you die…along with the other places where we’ve intersected. cheers!

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