Read Doug Lansky's posts on the Penguin Blog.
"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.
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No real substance ... or writing
Not much more here than a collection of travel-industry news excerpts, each a paragraph or two long. Reads like a book version of one of those cheap cable TV clip shows where c-listers crack wise about stories that aren't that funny. Definitely NOT what you're looking for if you want engaging travel writing.