Synopses & Reviews
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"In a nutshell, the Titanic Awards are the Darwin Awards for travel- only nobody dies." -Los Angeles Times
Everyone who's ever checked (and lost) their luggage or discovered that their hotel misplaced their reservation knows there are few perfect vacations. The Titanic Awards takes a different approach to these often spectacular travel underachievements: celebrating them.
From worst airport layout to most confusing subway system to the most overrated tourist attraction, Lansky looks at these flawed travel destinations with a gimlet eye and a sense of the absurd.
"A lively compendium of ineptitude, turpitude, and just bizarre behavior that would be even funnier if it weren't so depressingly familiar." BloombergBusinessWeek.com
"Doug Lansky has an innate knack for zeroing in on the strangely humorous... When you think your trip isn't going [well], just remember: You could be checking into the Resist Bacteria Hotel in Singapore."TravelandLeisure.com
From the worst airport layout to the most confusing subway system to the mostoverrated tourist attraction, Lansky looks at flawed travel destinations witha gimlet eye and a sense of the absurd.
About the Author
Doug Lansky, a writer and a traveler, has chronicled his travels around the world in his hilarious and vividly descriptive column, "The Vagabond." Doug's articles have appeared in Spy and Might magazines as well as in numerous major U.S. daily newspapers. He is also the co-author of How to Survive High School with Minimal Brain Damage, published when Doug was just sixteen years old.