Travel Tales: Idiots Abroad is a very funny book. It's a collection of Michael Brein's funniest travel accounts of the nearly 2000 interviews with travelers he has met in his own travels around the world over the last four decades. Although the typical travel stories collected in the books that make up the True Travel Tales series are ordinarily oriented towards safety and security in travel, the very scary accounts of the risks and dangers in your travels and managing to often just barely to escape, the tales are mainly of the fearful and dangerous sorts of things that can and do happen to travelers. Mostly these things will not happen to you. You'll read in the series plenty of examples of the real, raw fear and very unsettling occasions that may pop up now and again in your travels.
This book, Travel Tales: Idiots Abroad, however, pauses all of this. Instead of dealing with all sorts of true accounts of close calls and great escapes in connection with all sorts of travel situations including chases, foiled kidnappings, attacks, roadblocks, scary places, trips from hell, borders, and police, hitchhiking, international spying, smuggling, and intrigue, being in the wrong places at the wrong times, terror attacks, bandits, Mexican standoffs, airplane crashes, accidents and mishaps, white slavery, robberies, sexual harassment and assaults and more, rather, the series now pauses to simply make you laugh!