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December 06, 2010

Travel Book Club: The Titanic Awards



By Lacy Morris
12/06/2010

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By now, we've all seen the mega-blockbuster movie Titanic (possibly even several times) and Kate Winslet's promise to "never let go" after one of the more infamous nights in travel sunk the unsinkable—we all know the story. April 15, 1912, was a bad day in travel. And now author Doug Lanksy (read an entertaining interview here) is giving a nod to the worst of the worst—the unbearable bathrooms, the train ride with chickens, and the reservation that was never reserved—those days that are only funny in retrospect, if you live through it.

The Titanic Awards is a collection celebrating those travel horror stories with stats, interviews, and the world's worsts of travel interspersed—ever wanted to know the airline with the most delays or the most unfortunate city names (Boring, Oregon, or Intercourse, Pennsylvania)?

Titanic Awards

Where to Buy:
Word Brooklyn
Amazon
Barnes and Noble

Win a Free Copy!
Tell us your travel horror story in the comments section of this blog post. The authors of the two most sympathy-inspiring tales will win a copy of their own and a chance to share their stories on Away.com's Travel Blog. Last day to leave a comment is December 31, and winners will be contacted on January 3, 2011.


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