About Us

Jill and Alessia met when they both worked at The Sunday Times as commissioning editors – Alessia on the travel supplement and Jill on the travel magazine.

Jointly, they’ve visited more than 500 destinations and countless ‘attractions’ – and while most were wonderful, some were utterly shit. Yet these are the ones you’ll see time and again listed as ‘unmissable sights’ in newspapers, magazines and blog posts.

Over cocktails one night, they started comparing notes about the most overhyped sights they’d seen, ranking them in order of shitness – and the idea of Shit Trips was born.

Alessia Horwich and Jill Starley-Grainger
Alessia (left) and Jill testing what turned out to be another shit idea, Google Glass.

Thanks to our producer Ed Borgnis, logo designer Ed Clarke, and our podcast editor Lucy Butler of MonkeyEarsMedia