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101 Places Not to See Before You Die

New Book: 101 Places NOT To Go

NPR | Catherine Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

These are just a few of the un-recommended destinations you'll read about in Catherine Price's "101 Places Not to See Before You Die." In this anti-tr...

An Idiot's Guide to French Cheese

Catherine Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Catherine Price

If you discover that your yogurt has 18 grams of berry jam in it instead of 12, or if your fromage blanc spills on your pants when you pick it up -- or, for that matter, if your cheese tastes like floor -- I apologize. It's probably my fault.

A Place Not to See Before You Die -- That I Saw

Catherine Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Catherine Price

I felt a little bad about criticizing places I'd never visited myself. So earlier this week, when Peter and I found ourselves in Liepaja, Latvia for two hours, I knew there was something I needed to do.

When Is Too Old for Waterslides?

Catherine Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Catherine Price

Before today, I would have said "never." Who doesn't love a waterslide? And why would they require an age limit? I found out the answer today at a th...

101 Places Not To See Before You Die

Catherine Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Catherine Price

But our experiences in Iceland (which ranged from blissfully soaking in a naturally heated stream to trying -- in vain -- to wash volcanic ash off our rental car) reminded me of one of the main points of the book, which I'm hoping to convey in this blog as well: sometimes the worst or most uncomfortable experiences in the moment make the best stories afterwards.

The Dirty Secrets of Biodynamic Poop

Catherine Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Catherine Price

It is six thirty on Saturday, and Peter and I are recovering from having cooked lunch for 11 people. I have goat milk on my pants, bread dough on my s...