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A Note To Travel Writers

The Best American —- Writing series gets released in October, and I pick it up every year. The sports one is always good, as are the science and tech collections, but the release dedicated to travel writing is always spotty; luckily, you can always tell whether or not to skip the piece by the first sentence.

“I’m walking down an ancient goat path in Tuscany.” SKIP.

“I’m waist-deep in water in the Ukraine.” NO, THANK YOU.

“I’m narrating in the present tense from somewhere exotic.” META-SKIP.

Stay out of the present tense. Present tense is for when teepees have birthdays.

2 Comments

  1. Also don’t act like you are Shackelton crossing the Antarctic because you endured the hardship of spotty wifi for a couple of days.

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