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So, what the heck is a Crosby Report?
It’s the travel blog for people who don’t like travel blogs.
Personally, I don’t read travel blogs. Why not? Because most travel writers are—first and foremost—writers. And writers like to describe the “feeling of a scent” or the “look of a sound” and other ephemeral crap like that. Ugh, save it for your novel, Shakespeare.
The CrosbyReport™ is a travel blog in category name only.
Instead of flowery, self-indulgent, and masturbatory prose, the CrosbyReport prides itself on giving readers what they really want: factually questionable declarations and ill-informed rants about places and people I know little or nothing about. Yet it’s precisely my vast ignorance of the wider world that makes my honest, unvarnished assessment of where we went and what we did helpful, potentially saving you thousands of dollars on over-hyped destinations and/or lame attractions. So you’re welcome.
Proof that I’m not in the pocket of “Big Travel.”
All of the travel writing on this site is done at my own personal expense (or the expense of my or my wife’s employer). I don’t get any free trips or comped travel perks (but I am whole-heartedly open to accepting them—click here to contact me). In addition, the advertisements on my site are chosen—seemingly at random—by Google Adsense and not by any specific travel company or airline. So you can rest assured that I’m not compelled to say nice things for fear of losing money because, frankly, I’m not making any.
All this work for nothing? Who’s that dumb?
First, my name is Peter Crosby, and I’m an advertising Creative Director and Senior Copywriter who travels the world fairly extensively because my wife drags me. Secondly, I own a pretty decent DSLR camera. And thirdly, there is no third thing.
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Here are a few representative ’Reports that will give you an idea of what this site is all about:
- Bangkok: A lot fewer prostitutes and ladyboys than we expected.
- Clearwater, Florida: Where the sand’s as white as the people who go there.
- Beijing, China: San Francisco’s Chinatown doesn’t hold a candle to it.
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