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Why is travel journalism so mediocre, dishonest?

“Hip”, “happening”, “sun-drenched”, “undiscovered”, “magical”, “eat this”, “do that” , “go there”… Why does all travel journalism seem so manufactured and artificial? Because, says Chuck Thompson, author of Smile when you are lying: “Almost all magazines exist for a single purposeā€”to move product,” he writes. “As conditioned purveyors of the sell-sell-sell mentality, magazine editors routinely…