Caught with your pants down? Don’t worry, you’re not alone

humor_sEvery great explorer has been caught with his pants down at least once. Christopher Columbus’ trip was certainly not smooth sailing-he suffered a devastating hurricane on the return trip of his maiden voyage. Robert Peary lost eight toes to frostbite in his numerous attempts to reach the North Pole. Very few true adventures ever end without some misadventure.In There’s No Toilet Paper on the Road Less Traveled: The Best of Travel Humor and Misadventure, funny man Doug Lansky will expose the wrong turns and foibles of some of the world’s not-so-great adventurers. As this collection of goofy travel stories shows, the perfect trip where nothing goes wrong is surely not the memorable trip-which is one where everything goes wrong and one lives to tell the tale and laugh about it.

Whether you’re reading about Nigel Barley taking a monkey to the movies in Cameroon, Dave Barry’s pathetic attempt to learn Japanese, Donna Marazzo’s trying to use a high-tech Italian toilet, or Alan Zweibel’s trip to a clothing optional resort where he discovers that nudity is not a spectator sport. . .you’ll laugh out loud, smile, chuckle, and shake your head at human folly and resiliency.

There’s No Toilet Paper on the Road Less Traveled proves once again that a sense of humor is the one indispensable travel tool you shouldn’t leave home without!

About the Editor:
Doug Lansky got his start in the copy room at Late Night with David Lettermanduring his college days. From there he took to the road and wrote a syndicated travel column that grew to reach over 10 million readers in 40 major newspapers. He has taught journalism at Colorado College, published several books, hosted an hour long travel documentary for the Discovery Channel / Travel Channel, and served as the regular world-travel expert on Public Radio’s flagship travel program, Savvy Traveler. Doug’s books have won several awards, and his most recent, First Time: Around the World, is a Rough Guides bestseller. Doug is working on two books for RG while he tours on the lecture circuit and contributes to Esquire, National Geographic Adventure and other publications. To date, he has been on the road for roughly 10 years in over 100 countries.

There’s No Toilet Paper on the Road Less Traveled: The Best of Travel Humor and Misadventure
edited by Doug Lansky
$14.95, paperback, 216 pages
ISBN: 1-932361-27-8
Publication Date: November 2005