Travel Fiasco

Real Actors Read TripAdvisor: The Bird in the Salsa

by Stephanie March

They're coming to get you. Photo by John Haslam / Flickr

Travelers in the United States are coming to the end of the busiest (and therefore the worst) travel weekend of the year. (According to the AAA, 3.55 million people will be flying just this weekend.) So to anyone who is experiencing any manner of travel unpleasantness, from delayed flights to crowded highways to bad hotel rooms, we offer some comic relief: Fathom contributing editor Stephanie March reading a real TripAdvisor review of a trip gone wrong.

Inspired by Real Actors Read Yelp, the Gotta Kid to Feed Productions video series about restaurant experiences, we asked producer and director Joe Plummer to collaborate with Stephanie on a travel series for Fathom.

In this video, Stephanie reads a real review posted on TripAdvisor after a visit to Club Med Punta Cana, where the vacationer has an unfortunate run-in with a bird.

Consider this a small reminder of the bright side of a travel fiasco: You have a good story to tell.

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We make every effort to ensure the information in our articles is accurate at the time of publication. But the world moves fast, and even we double-check important details before hitting the road.