Am I a totally neurotic traveler, or do you also fantasize about horrible disasters? I often think the plane I'm on is going to crash and all the passengers will survive but a lot of them need immediate surgery. There are no doctors, nor nurses on board, so I have to get out my manicure kit and start sewing up torn aortas. Every time I'm in an elevator, I wonder what I should do is if the thing starts plummeting to the ground floor.
Maybe I am neurotic. But now I have help. The two guys who wrote the very successful book, "Worst Case Scenario," have now turned their practical advice to us travelers. The new book is called "The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Travel" and I laughed outright at some of the scenarios. Picture yourself jumping from rooftop to rooftop or leaping, a la Errol Flynn, onto a runaway horse.. There's a humorous edge to these completely unlikely events, and yet I found myself responding to the advice of every single one of them with: Yes! That makes sense! That IS the best technique for jumping off a moving train!.
David Borgenicht, one of the authors, joined us to teach us how to survive a dizzying array of unpredictable disasters.