The 9 Circles of Vacation Hell

“In theory, everyone likes a nice vacation. In practice, everyone who’s ever had one knows that for every moment of peace and relaxation, you’ll have to fight through mounds of stress, panic-sweat, and unexpected costs. What we’re saying is, vacations are hell. Quite literally, too: There are shocking similarities between the most famous description of biblical Hell — The Inferno section of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy — and the overpriced trip you fooled yourself into taking last summer.

“Come, friend, allow us to act as Virgil to your jet-lagged Dante, as we delve deeper and deeper into vacation-themed terrors” [. . .]    –Pauli Poisuo and Winston Rowntree, Cracked, September 13, 2016