Smile When You're Lying: Confessions of a Rogue Travel Writer

Smile When You're Lying: Confessions of a Rogue Travel Writer

Chuck Thompson


From Bangkok to Bogotá, a hilarious behind-the-brochures travel of picture-perfect locales, risky locations, and puffed up hellholes from a man who understands the reality approximately travel

Travel author, editor, and photographer Chuck Thompson has spent greater than a decade traipsing via thirty-five (and counting) international locations around the globe, and he is had sufficient. adequate of the half-truths demanded by means of journal editors, adequate of the forever recycled clichés considered as solid commute writing, and adequate of the gruesome secrets and techniques fiercely guarded by way of the go back and forth undefined. yet commonly, he is had sufficient of returning domestic from assignments and leaving the main fascinating tales and the main provocative insights at the editing-room flooring. From getting swindled in Thailand to working afoul of customs inspectors in Belarus, from defusing adverse Swedish rockers behind the curtain in Germany to a closed-door assembly with go back and forth pros telling him why he is approximately to be fired once more, Thompson's no-holds-barred kind is fresh, invigorating, and all these different adjectives trip writers use to explain spa holidays the place the most charm is an everyday colonic.

Smile if you find yourself Lying takes readers on an impossible to resist sequence of adventures in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin the USA, and past; info the results of globalization at the informal visitor and ponders the way forward for trip as we all know it; and gives up a treasure trove of travel-industry secrets and techniques gathered all through a decidedly speckled career.

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