Stories and memories that make even the worst experiences worth the trip. With guest entries from globetrotting writers including Nicholas Kristof, Michael Pollan, Rebecca Solnit, and A.J. Jacobs, journalist Price's high-spirited collection of misadventures explores some of the least-appealing destinations and travel experiences in the world.
From the Back Cover Because bad places make good stories The Testicle Festival - Garbage City - Rush Hour on a Samoan Bus - Y our Boss's Bedroom - Ibiza on a Family Vacation - Stonehenge - The Road of Death - A North Korean Gulag - Fucking, Austria - And 92 More! From the Grover Cleveland Service Area to the Beijing Museum of Tap Water to, of course, Euro Disney, 101 Places Not to See Before You Die brings you lively tales of the most ill-conceived museums, worst theme parks, and grossest Superfund sites that you'll ever have the pleasure of not visiting. Journalist Catherine Price travels the globe for stories of misadventure to which any seasoned traveler can relate--including guest entries from writers such as Nicholas Kristof, Mary Roach, Michael Pollan, Rebecca Solnit, and A. J. Jacobs--and along the way she discovers that the worst experiences are often the ones we'll never forget.