Ed Driscoll

Condé Nast Traveler: Time to Visit Libya!

As P.J. Salvatore deadpans at Big Journalism, “Well this is unfortunate” — Condé Nast’s Traveler magazine recommends Libya as one of its “15 Best Places to See Right Now:”

Now WWD reports that the Number 10 “Best Place to See Right Now” is none other than… war-torn Libya.

The 250-word blurb proclaims “a door long shut is open again,” and ends with a recommendation to fly Lufthansa from New York’s JFK via Frankfurt to Tripoli, which has since been shrouded in a NATO-imposed no-fly zone.

“It’s a lead-time situation,” said editor-in-chief Klara Glowczewska. “Libya exploded two days after we went to press.”

Funny how that can happen in the relaxed, carefree slow deadline world of Old Media. On the other hand, this isn’t the first time that Condé Nast’s Traveler has had a yen for the radical chic.