We started this blog in 2013, back when “uber” was just something your roommate’s boyfriend would say before adjectives. Thanks to your love, support, codependence, and exhausted commiseration, we grew big enough to justify putting other people’s salaries on the line and write a book of 90% new material, including games, trivia, longer stories, full-color photos, hilarious illustrations, and short guest interaction scripts in the style of the blog. It was hard work–we briefly considered starting another blog to complain about how hard it is to write a book, but we didn’t. And now, it’s available for preorder.
The book is so much more than the blog. There are longer passages about insane hotel moments that wouldn’t fit on the blog, extremely informative trivia, fun games, challenging quizzes, photo hunts, industry gossip, and a full-page picture of a puppy dressed like a tourist. If you travel at all, this book also has helpful, real-world advice you won’t find anywhere else (we were forced into being helpful by our editor. FORCED). Also, it’s beautiful. It will look perfect on your sad Ikea coffee table.
Buy a copy for yourself, your new boyfriend, and your aunt who travels for work.
And thank you for making this all possible. This book is for you.