Tourist Trap

Urban legends about the piftalls of tourism.

Not everyone who arranges and provides our means of travel has our best interests at heart, as these tales amply demonstrate. Equally, demanding, clueless passengers can make even the best travel agent's life hell.

White bullet Railway apology letter is marred by attached instructions to send customer the standard grovel.*

Red bullet List of howlers proves members of Congress are hopelessly lost when it comes to geography.

Green bullet Some people have eschewed retirement homes in favor of living on cruise ships.

Red bullet A Florida company offers "euthanasia cruises" on which terminally ill and suicidal passengers end their lives by jumping overboard.

Green bullet Travelers mistake hotel room safes for microwave ovens.

Red bullet Map shows how to "drive across the USA hitting all the major landmarks."

Green bullet Map shows optimal route for driving across the USA and hitting major landmarks in every state.

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