Synopses & Reviews
From culinary experimentation in Korea to fending off el jolote loco
(the crazy turkey) in El Salvador to losing ones pants in Barcelona, The Unsavvy Traveler
takes readers on a hilarious journey of mishap and mayhem around the globe.
In an unabashedly honest and humorous collection that offers both wild slapstick and raised-eyebrow irony, these intrepid women travelers bare their least dignified and therefore most amusing selves. These women struggle to save face when a foreign language fails them; they muddle through baffling encounters with unfamiliar customs; they escape tour groups gone hideously wrong. They are the hilarious casualties of the tourism industry; they are the breezy, independent trekkers who discover the necessity of preparation far, far too late; they are the enviably perfect travelers suddenly beset by the mischievous whims of destiny.
"The Unsavvy Traveller includes hilarious stories of trips gone horribly wrong....vividly describing experiences that are both horrendous and humorous, including getting lost in the jungle, being chased by a bear, and being questioned by the police on the suspicion of taking photos of a nude man sunbathing." Library Journal
"Everyone loves a good travel story, and this compilation presents a selection of 28 excellent ones. In each, a woman tells about something that went wrong on a trip, but, of course, all the recollections are underscored by the implied sense that it's all part of the adventure of travel." Booklist