Planning a trip? Don’t go there…
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.
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:
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