Category Archives: The Old Bait and Switch

Reel Trouble [Con Phishing]

Posted by Christian DeBenedetti in Books + Media, Close Calls, The Old Bait and Switch | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

It was a fine day for fly-fishing on the Big Wood River in Ketchum, Idaho last July. However, in calf-deep water, I slipped and completely lost my rod and reel. Gone. Disappeared. I’m in the outdoor industry and the gear … Continue reading

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Unhand That Parchment! [Lost & Found]

Posted by Christian DeBenedetti in Books + Media, Close Calls, The Old Bait and Switch | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

In the new non-fiction book Lost Rights: The Misadventures of a Stolen American Relic, David Howard retraces the surreal travels of an original, handwritten copy of the Bill of Rights. The 221-year-old document was stolen by an infantryman in Sherman’s … Continue reading

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India Hour One [Hotel Hell]

Posted by Christian DeBenedetti in Drive Like Hell, Hotel Hell, India, Road Warriors, The Old Bait and Switch | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

APRIL 18, 2010…After 25+ hours of traveling, my mom and I made it to Delhi from Denver. I was going to volunteer for three weeks, and roped her into a week of sightseeing first.  Although we consider ourselves seasoned travelers, … Continue reading

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