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When You Look Like Your Passport Photo, It's Time to Go Home
When You Look Like Your Passport Photo It's Time to Go Home Author:Erma Bombeck When You Look like Your Passport Photo, It's Time to Go Home isn't just a travelogue of adventures. Erma sees travel for what it really is... an outward bound experience with diarrhea. — Traveling with her husband (who never leaves home without anything), she has experienced Russian spas, has eaten enough on cruises to get her own zip code, has a... more »ttended mass in Papua New Guinea where the natives appear topless. ("God I hate being overdressed!") For the neophyte traveler, she addresses the topics of jet lag, tipping, shopping, slides, language, and the adventure of group tours. She is convinced that twenty-one days of Continental breakfasts cause mood swings and possible genetic side effects. However, when they rented a car in Italy for an entire week her husband turned on the windshield wipers when he made a left hand turn and when he turned right, released the hood.
Nothing escapes the fun seeker who took her parents down the Amazon and bonded with her children by planning a rafting trip down the Colorado River. ("Standing at the south rim of the Grand Canyon, our family looked like an ad for constipation.")
With honesty and insight, she addresses the real questions of travelers everywhere: How many churches can you view in one day before you slip into a coma? How come antiquity is never close to the parking lot? Why is it no one ever claims the first piece of luggage off the carousel? Why am I paying $135 a day to throw up into a sink shaped like a sea shell in Mexico?
Whether it's Erma following Ruby's and Rusty's RV all the way from Centerville Ohio, to Canada or riding from a cab from hell in Istanbul you'll enjoy the trip led by one of America's most beloved humorists.« less