Planning a trip? Don’t go there…

December 14, 2010


My blog, which has been named by Travel and Leisure magazine as one of the Top travel Websites, dispensed a butt-load of great travel advice this year.

We found plenty of great places for you to avoid, and lots of reasons just to stay at home, which is what sane people did in 2010.

GERMANY/I mean, really. Mexico? Come for the beaches, stay for the bloodbaths?

Want to go to Carnival down in Rio? Better hit the bathroom before you leave.

Paris? Not unless you want to sit in traffic watching couples writhe in passion in the middle of the street.

Care to run with the bulls in Pamplona? Get in line. Literally.

Then there was Snake by the Lake Lodge, with their big lizard hello. And don’t forget that new panoramic view in Germany where you can wave good-bye to your lunch as it cascades down the Alps.

It wasn’t just the destinations that were bad, either. Airline passengers got to learn about a new Viking Slave Class, and read about a flight where the crew accidentally told passengers a crash was imminent.

And in the most popular travel item of the year, we warned people against planning a dream vacation to… Well, look at number one on the list below, and you’ll see…

Important travel reading for 2010:

FRANCE-PENSIONS/9. We’re off to see the lizard

8. French kissing? Call ze LOVE POLICE!

7. We’re crashing! Can I still get Duty Free?

6. Getting bored with getting gored?

5. It Alps if  you don’t look down…

4. Come for the beaches, stay for the bloodbaths…

3. Welcome to our new Viking Slave Class!

2, Carnival: If you go, don’t plan to GO!

1. A fish called Luanda?

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A reveler parades for Tom Maior samba school during carnival in Sao Paulo February 13, 2010. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Employees work on the AlpspiX viewing platform at the southern Bavarian Alps mountain Alpspitze in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, June 29, 2010. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

French high school students kiss on the road in front of the police at the end of a demonstration over pension reform in Paris October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

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Ahh!! The Beach Boys!!

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Ahh!!! The balmy girls!! 😀

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Funny you should have a travel post. Tomorrow I am headed for Durban, South Africa, so this will most likely be my last comment before Christmas.

Wishing all OE bloggers, commenters, lurkers and especially Mr. Basler, a safe, joyous and completely goofy holiday.

Virtual medi-doughnuts are on me.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Great post, Blog Guy! It’s quality, well-thought-out articles like this that will ensure you a spot in Travel & Leisure’s top ten next year.
I would like to see an updated post on Carnival in Rio. Just for the article, of course!

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

Great post! Great advice! If it were up to me, I wouldn’t even leave home to go to work!

Posted by vwgal | Report as abusive

Nosmo: Have a wonderful trip and a merry, goofy holiday! Thanks for the donuts!

Unca, we love your comments, so don’t fret. Santa is sure to leave a donut in your stocking this Christmas. I just hope you aren’t wearing it at the time.

Spin – good giggle!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Happy Holiday, Oh Mighty King!
Am actually contemplating buying a mini-donut maker… Somebody STOP ME!!!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

@Shra: No need to stop you, rather bake a dozen for RB 😀

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