Synopses & Reviews
For years, British journalist Cash Peters trekked around Europe and America for the BBC and for his hilarious and hugely popular public radio series The Bad Taste Tours.
But a guy can only take so much, and now - enough. It's over. He's done.
As he prepares to leave his travel-reporting days behind forever - good-bye, Kansas Barbed Wire Museum; au revoir, Paris sewer system; auf wiedersehen, Sound of Music locations tour - he meets an old flame in Amsterdam. Over lunch she suggests he put his experiences and observations in a book. No, he says. She persists. He refuses. She tries again. He won't budge. Then someone offers money...
The result is Gullible's Travels, a chronicle of some of Cash's wilder, more ridiculous journeys as he makes his way, often wearily and always on a shoestring budget, across the United States.
Gullible's Travels is an outrageous behind-the-scenes look at the frustrations of being a travel reporter on the road. But not just any old travel reporter - a not-very-good one. Marvel at Cash's battle with PR people, cringe at his fights with men dressed in foam costumes, pour scorn on the crummy hotels he often has to stay in, and gloat because you don't have to visit The Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast, the Museum of Bad Art, Graceland, The Museum of Feet or the Precious Moments Chapel, and he does.
In this collection of affectionately witty accounts from Cash Peters--host of public radio's "Bad Taste Tours"--he makes his road-weary way, on a shoestring budget, across the United States in search of places most travelers would never want to visit. Photos.
Fans of Cash Peters' "Bad Taste Tours" on public radio will hail this outrageously funny collection of essays about his experiences traveling to and reporting on the most bizarre and tacky tourist attractions across the United States.
About the Author
Award winning writer and broadcaster Cash Peters
is a frequent contributor to public radio's Marketplace
and The Savvy Traveler,
where his "Bad Taste Tours" have been heard regularly since 2000. He is also a regular panelist on the KUOW talk show "Rewind".
He was previously a writer and host for BBC TV and radio, working on such shows as "The Two Ronnies." He is the author of three books about handwriting analysis and one spoof on world domination. He lives in La Feliz, California.