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Travel Horror Stories Podcast

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The Travel Horror Stories podcast is a humorous show that brings together travel bloggers, travel vloggers, travel writers and travel influencers as well as professionals in the travel and tourism space and everyday travellers. With vivid and gripping storytelling guests recount their, scary, tense, weird, silly sometimes funny and sometimes unsettling stories from their travels. Then we unpack the story to discover what they did right, what they did wrong and what they could have done differently. So you can avoid the same mistakes and travel safely and confidently We always say hindsight is 20/20, right? The goal is to turn travel nightmares into dreams of beaches sunshine and margaritas.

Location:

Canada

Description:

The Travel Horror Stories podcast is a humorous show that brings together travel bloggers, travel vloggers, travel writers and travel influencers as well as professionals in the travel and tourism space and everyday travellers. With vivid and gripping storytelling guests recount their, scary, tense, weird, silly sometimes funny and sometimes unsettling stories from their travels. Then we unpack the story to discover what they did right, what they did wrong and what they could have done differently. So you can avoid the same mistakes and travel safely and confidently We always say hindsight is 20/20, right? The goal is to turn travel nightmares into dreams of beaches sunshine and margaritas.

Language:

English

Contact:

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Episodes

Surviving Replacing A Stolen Passport (with Nora Dunn) | 35

2/15/2022
What would you do if... While would you do if while helping out a "friend" that friend end up stealing your money and ID. Suddenly you find yourself rushing to replace a stolen passport days before a scheduled flight and house sitting job. About The Guest Nora has travelled full-time for 12 years and continues to travel half the year. She’s lived in and travelled through 60+ countries and counting. She is an expert on travel, personal finance (as a former CFP), and lifestyle design and has coined the term financially sustainable travel. It’s not about budget travel (though she’s done a bunch of that), nor is it about being environmentally sustainable (though she’s a big advocate of that too). It’s about making money successfully, spending money smartly, and managing it wisely – all in the arena of lifestyle travel. These three pillars form the foundation of her website. Website: The Professional Hobo Resources, Tips & Tricks Why it's important to know where your Countries consulate or Embassy is in the country you are visiting.Why having a tattoo of your countries flag might just be enough to prove your citizenship. And why keeping copies of your passport and other identification can prove to be helpful. Related Blog Post, Podcast Episodes & Books: Brace Yourself: Travel Isn’t All Roses and Lollipops– The Professional Hobo Sponsors: Website | Facebook Group Blog Post & App Articles Blog PostBuy NowSquadCast – How to Get Free Accommodation Around the World– Nora Dunn

Duration:00:59:30

Surviving Jamaica Without A Passport (with Katherine Parker-Magyar) | 34

11/16/2021
What would you do if... After planning what will be the perfect winter weekend getaway in Jamaica, just before leaving, you realize that your passport has expired. About The Guest Katherine is a freelance writer covering travel, lifestyle, literature, & culture. Her work has appeared in Architectural Digest, Departures, Forbes, The Week, Business Insider, TripSavvy, The Daily Beast, World Travel Magazine, Tasting Table, Elite Daily, Popsugar, Brit + Co, Go Overseas, Quest Magazine, and the Recorder Newspapers, where she began her career as a reporter. She earned her master’s degree with honours in literature from the New School. Website: Katherine Parker-Magyar Resources, Tips & Tricks:

Duration:00:53:53

Surviving A Broken Back In Guatemala (with Lara Hartog) | 33

9/21/2021
What would you do if... While jumping onto a human water catapult you land in a way that breaks your back. About The Guest Lara, a mid-twenty, Dutch, glass is half air, half water type of girl. She is best described as clumsy, down-to-earth, and sarcastic. Just like any other girl next door, she loves travelling, food, learning new things, meeting new people and seeing new places. Website: Both Feet On The Road Resources, Tips & Tricks: Get Insurance when travelling !!Call your insurance before your trip and find out what isn’t covered based on your travel itinerary.Data and access to wifi. You tools like Skyroam to create a personal hot spot for your device Keep all your paperwork and receipts. Sponsors: Toronto Bloggers Collective (Toronto Based Facebook Group) Website|Facebook GroupGPSmyCity Blog Post & App ArticlesStandard Luggage Blog Post| Buy Now SquadCast - Tool for recording remote podcast interviews

Duration:01:12:58

Surviving A Broken Back In The Amazon (with Dave Bouskill & Debra Corbeil - The Planet D) | 32

7/13/2021
What would you do if... while four days in on tour deep within the Amazon, you slip on the stairs of a skiff boat and break your back? About The Guest(s) Their mantra is: “Adventure is for Everyone” Dave & Deb believe that you don’t have to be an uber-athlete, adrenaline junkie or a part of the ultra-rich to be an adventurer! All you need is the desire to achieve something more. Dave and Deb are the founders of their award-winning travel blog The Planet D and have become experts in the travel space and named the Top Travel Influencers by Forbes Magazine. Since 2007 they have visited over 115 countries on all 7 continents and have worked hard to become the leading source of detailed city guides, personal travel tips, inspiring stories and so much more. Website: The Planet D Resources. Tips & Tricks: Get Insurance when travelling !!Call your insurance before your trip and find out what isn’t covered based on your travel itinerary.Travel with an organized tour when exploring extreme and remote locationsKeep all your paperwork and receipts Related Blog Posts, Podcast Episodes & Books: 012: The Future Of Travel – Post Pandemic (with Dave Bouskill & Debra Corbeil - The Planet D) - Travel Horror Stories Podcast Sponsors: Website | Facebook Group Blog Post & App Articles Blog Post | Buy NowSquadCast –

Duration:01:19:53

Surviving Airbnb Theft Of You Valuables (With Lora Pope) | 31

6/29/2021
What would you do if while travelling you head out for the evening only to find upon returning to your Airbnb, you’ve been robbed? About The Guest Lora Pope Travelling the world has changed her life. Through solo adventure travel, She’s gained confidence, new perspectives, growth, freedom, and joy. She truly believes that adventure travel can change lives, and she wants to help you discover the same joys from it that she has. Whether you want to maximize your paid time off, take a sabbatical from work, or leave it all behind for a life of adventure, she’s here to help. She’s done it all, and you can too. Website: Explore With Lora Resources, Tips & Tricks: It’s not only important to have health insurance but you. Should have insurance for your valuables as wellNever assume that just because a country or city is considered safe that you should let your guard downBuy your plane tickets on your visa. If the airline can’t offer you a refund your credit card might. Choose a credit card that has specific flight perks.Airbnb does not have coverage for the guests but Airbnb hosts do have coverageBe careful who you choose to travel with. When things go wrong people will show their true colours and not everyone handles stress the same. Sponsors: Website | Facebook Group Blog Post & App Articles Blog PostBuy NowSquadCast – How to Get Free Accommodation Around the World– Nora Dunn

Duration:00:48:40

Surviving A Scooter Accident In Grenada (With Nora Dunn) | 30

6/15/2021
What Would You Do If.. while riding on the back of a scooter in Grenada? An SUV swerves into your lane and hits you head-on. About The Guest Nora has travelled full-time for 12 years and continues to travel half the year. She’s lived in and travelled through 60+ countries and counting. She is an expert on travel, personal finance (as a former CFP), and lifestyle design and has coined the term financially sustainable travel. It’s not about budget travel (though she’s done a bunch of that), nor is it about being environmentally sustainable (though she’s a big advocate of that too). It’s about making money successfully, spending money smartly, and managing it wisely – all in the arena of lifestyle travel. These three pillars form the foundation of her website. Website: The Professional Hobo Resources, Tips & Tricks Always have travel insuranceIf you get hurt and are able to call your insurance, do so before heading to the hospital and they will tell you where to goKeep the phone number, contact info, insurance name and policy number handy Sponsors Website | Facebook Group Blog Post & App Articles Blog PostBuy NowSquadCast –

Duration:01:08:43

Surviving Getting Bitten By A Stray Dog (With Marie-France Roy) | 29

6/1/2021
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF… If one week before your much anticipated & expensive trip to Antarctica, you get bitten by a stray dog in Argentina? ABOUT THE GUEST Marie enjoys soft adventures like hiking or snorkelling, art & culture, trying out different foods, winery hopping, and discovering off-the-beaten-path destinations. She writes for solo travellers in their 40s, 50s or beyond, who are active and curious (or would like to become one), Since August 2013, Big Travel Nut has been helping travellers: Website: Big Travel Nut RESOURCES, TIPS & TRICKS: SPONSORS: WebsiteFacebook Group Blog Post & App Articles Blog PostBuy NowSquadCast

Duration:00:38:30

Surviving Bringing Weapons Across The Jordan Palestine Border (With Katherine Parker-Magyar) | 28

5/18/2021
What To Do If... While crossing the border from Jordan into Palestine the souvenir sword you purchased starts setting off every single security alarm and light? You are accused of carrying a weapon and brought into the office for further interrogation. About The Guest Katherine is a freelance writer covering travel, lifestyle, literature, & culture. Her work has appeared in Architectural Digest, Departures, Forbes, The Week, Business Insider, TripSavvy, The Daily Beast, World Travel Magazine, Tasting Table, Elite Daily, Popsugar, Brit + Co, Go Overseas, Quest Magazine, and the Recorder Newspapers, where she began her career as a reporter. She earned her master’s degree with honours in literature from the New School. Website: Katherine Parker-Magyar Resources, Tips & Tricks: Look into having your hotel ship your valuable items or possible items like knives and swords that could be taken away at customs. Even though it’s a souvenirs rules around what accepted and not accepted differ from airport to airportBeing upfront with security about what’s in your suitcase can possibly cause an alarm to go offLook at what allowed in your carryon and things differ from country to countryLabel where you bought things so you can remember where everything came from. Sponsors: WebsiteFacebook Group Blog Post & App Articles Blog PostBuy NowSquadCast

Duration:00:50:01

Surviving In The Middle Of Nowhere After The Bus Broke Down (With Nick Leonard) | 27:

5/4/2021
What would you do if... While en route from Dakar, Senegal to Bamako, Mali in West Africa, the bus you’re riding breaks down the minute you reach the outskirts of the city. In fact, it breaks down so many times you are forced to spend two nights sleeping on the bus. Believe it or not, we are only just getting started. About THe Guest Nick is a photojournalist who works in the sports industry. His wife Wendy is an intrepid traveller, vegan foodie and polyglot. At The Nomadic Vegan, she combines her passions for travel, veganism and language while showing her readers how fun and fulfilling vegan travel can be. She is an avid traveller who’s visited more than 100 countries. Website: The Nomadic Vegan Resources, Tips & Tricks: The takeaway here is that they were fortunate to have a glimpse into the lives of other people in a different part of the world. Experiences like this humble you and put things into perspective and it’s one of the main reasons why I travel. I love learning from other people, through their culture, customs, food, music and stories. Having these experiences however good or however bad makes you a better human being - at least that’s what it does for me Sponsors: Website | Facebook Group Blog Post & App Articles Blog PostBuy NowSquadCast –

Duration:00:35:35

Surviving Getting Stopped And Surrounded By Chinese Police (Wendy Werneth) | 26

4/20/2021
What would you do if... while on route to visit an important Buddhist Temple, in China you suddenly find yourself surrounded by loads of police and a SWAT unit. About The Guess Wendy is an intrepid traveller, vegan foodie and polyglot. At The Nomadic Vegan, she combines her passions for travel, veganism and language while showing her readers how fun and fulfilling vegan travel can be. She is an avid traveller who's visited more than 100 countries. Website: The Nomadic Vegan Resources, Tips & Tricks Sponsors: Website | Facebook Group Blog Post & App Articles Blog PostBuy NowSquadCast –

Duration:00:49:36

Surviving Dengue Fever (With Nora Dunn) | 25

4/6/2021
What would you do if... While travelling abroad you suddenly find yourself fighting off one of the four strains of Dengue Fever. About the guest Nora has travelled full-time for 12 years and continues to travel half the year. She’s lived in and travelled through 60+ countries and counting. She is an expert on travel, personal finance (as a former CFP), and lifestyle design and has coined the term financially sustainable travel. It’s not about budget travel (though she’s done a bunch of that), nor is it about being environmentally sustainable (though she’s a big advocate of that too). It’s about making money successfully, spending money smartly, and managing it wisely – all in the arena of lifestyle travel. These three pillars form the foundation of her website. Website: The Professional Hobo Resources, Tips & Tricks: There is no cure or vaccine for Dengue fever. Known as the Bone Breaking Disease because in the latter days of the fever you feel as though your bones are being broken. You will also break out into a full-body rash If you find yourself sick - before heading to the ER, try the pharmacy Related Blog Posts, Podcast Episodes & Books: Milking Goats: Brace Yourself: Travel Isn’t All Roses and Lollipops Victorian Bush Fires How to Get Free Accommodation Around the World Sponsors: Toronto Bloggers Collective (Toronto Based Facebook Group) Website| Facebook GroupGPSmyCity Blog Post & App ArticlesStandard Luggage Blog Post| Buy NowSquadCast - Tool for recording remote podcast interviews Website

Duration:01:00:36

Surviving Getting Sick While Traveling Abroad (with Kasia Writes) | 24

3/23/2021
What would you do if... Surviving getting sick while traveling abroad. What would you do if you travelled to a foreign country for business? The night before you get so sick that you need to be hospitalized About the guest Kasia is all about adventure, exploration and discovery with a focus on responsible travel. An exciting way about the world as well as self-reflection and personal freedom. A place for curious travellers, looking for new experiences, discovering new things and learning something new along the way. Website: Kasia Writes Resources, Tips & Tricks: Sponsors: Website | Facebook Group Blog Post & App Articles Blog PostBuy NowSquadCast –

Duration:00:34:59

Surviving Getting Locked Out Of Your Car In The Desert (with Hilary Bird) | 23

3/9/2021
What would you do if... while on route to meet a friend at a national park in the evening you take a break and wind up getting locked out of your car? About the guest Hilary is the owner of Green Van Go and pursuer of van life dreams since November 2019. She shares budget-friendly ways to start a van life without feeling like you’ve completely spent all of your savings and pigeon-holed yourself into the lifestyle. As someone who still wears the same volleyball club sweatshirts from her middle school days, she’s a master at combining comfort and budgeting. Green Van Go

Duration:00:46:14

Surviving A 20 Hour Bus Ride After The Icelandic Volcano Ash Grounded Flights (with Christopher James Mitchell) | 22

1/19/2021
What would you do if… While studying in Oslo, you decide to fly out to Croatia for the weekend and back in class by Monday for an exam. The only thing is an Icelandic volcano ash cloud grounded all flights resulting in a 20-hour bus and boat ride in order to get back to Oslo. About The Guest(s) Christopher Mitchell is a Canadian travel writer and content creator based in Toronto but he’s laid roots in Oslo, Seoul, Istanbul and a few other spots. He’s been writing about and documenting his travels for about ten years. He’s visited 80 countries along the way and has no plans on stopping anytime soon. Website: Traveling Mitch Resources. Tips & Tricks: Related Blog Posts, Podcast Episodes & Books: One Day in Oslo, Norway - A Quick-Hitting Oslo Itinerary- Traveling MitchThings To See In Oslo In 2 Days (Viking Approved)- Rudderless Travel Sponsors: Toronto Bloggers Collective (Toronto Based Facebook Group) Website| Facebook GroupGPSmyCity Blog Post & App ArticlesStandard Luggage Blog Post| Buy NowSquadCast - Tool for recording remote podcast interviews Website

Duration:00:41:40

Surviving Female Harassment On An Airline (with Kathryn Dickson) | 21

1/5/2021
What would you do if… While on a flight the creepy passenger beside you started making unwanted sexual advances and vulgar female harassment. About The Guest(s) Kathryn has had itchy feet ever since she was a teenager. Her parents took her on summer road trips every year across Canada and because of that, she has been hooked on the notion of always being on the move. Now, as a Toronto-based mother, her children are embodying the desire to see the world as well. Today, she is a family travel expert that has utilized planes, trains and automobiles with her two children numerous times yearly to both national and international destinations. Website: Kathryn Anywhere Resources. Tips & Tricks: Related Blog Posts, Podcast Episodes & Books: Kathryn Anywhere: It's Like Trying To Find Waldo Sponsors: Toronto Bloggers Collective (Toronto Based Facebook Group) Website| Facebook GroupGPSmyCity Blog Post & App ArticlesStandard Luggage Blog Post| Buy NowSquadCast - Tool for recording remote podcast interviews Website

Duration:00:40:31

Surviving Breaking Up While Abroad (with Nora Dunn) | 20

12/22/2020
What would you do if… While travelling abroad with your partner for about three years your relationship starts to break down, resulting in breaking up while abroad About The Guest(s) Nora has travelled full-time for 12 years and continues to travel half the year. She’s lived in and travelled through 60+ countries and counting. She is an expert on travel, personal finance (as a former CFP), and lifestyle design and has coined the term financially sustainable travel. It’s not about budget travel (though she’s done a bunch of that), nor is it about being environmentally sustainable (though she’s a big advocate of that too). It’s about making money successfully, spending money smartly, and managing it wisely – all in the arena of lifestyle travel. These three pillars form the foundation of her website. Website: The Professional Hobo Resources. Tips & Tricks: Related Blog Posts, Podcast Episodes & Books: Brace Yourself: Travel Isn’t All Roses and Lollipops- The Professional Hobo Victorian Bush Fires- The Professional Hobo How to Get Free Accommodation Around the World- Nora Dunn Sponsors: Toronto Bloggers Collective (Toronto Based Facebook Group) Website| Facebook GroupGPSmyCity Blog Post & App ArticlesStandard Luggage Blog Post| Buy NowSquadCast - Tool for recording remote podcast interviews Website

Duration:00:54:25

Surviving Trying To Travel The World With Kids Amidst Airline Mishaps & Bad Weather (with Kevin Wagar) | 19:

12/8/2020
What would you do if… Your typical flight from Toronto to Jordan suddenly turned into a three-day marathon of stress and fatigue due to the airline's mismanaged flights and bad weather. Oh and don’t forget to add two young children to the mix About The Guest(s) Christina and Kevin Wagar are travel-loving parents who live just outside of Toronto, Ontario in Canada with their two boys. They began their family travel blog back in 2015. They were out of the country on so many adventures with their young children and their family and friends were always wondering where they were and what they were up to. They began Wandering Wagars as a way to share their stories and photos with friends from around the world and their own backyard. Website: Wandering Wagars Resources. Tips & Tricks: When travelling with kids make sure to give yourself some extra time (kids aren’t always experienced with going through security etc) Flying with a lap child (child under 2 years old) you don’t have to pay the full ticket price. At times you may pay nothing or maybe you just pay the taxes because the child will sit in your lap Ensure that when flying with a lap child you are not seated in the emergency exit rows Pack lots of snacks when travelling with kids (granola bars, crackers Pack lots of extra diapers Every child is different when travelling but bring iPads, headphones, chargers, portable battery chargers etc Ensure that you have clear rules and expectations prior, during the flight and at the destination Make the kids part of the trip planning Related Blog Posts, Podcast Episodes & Books: Why You Should Consider Family Adventure Vacations For Your Next Holiday - Wandering Wagars What do kids get out of world travel? - Wandering Wagars Amazing experiences for kids in Jordan - Wandering Wagars Just Wandering With The Wagars - Rudderless Travel Sponsors: Toronto Bloggers Collective (Toronto Based Facebook Group) Website|Facebook GroupGPSmyCity Blog Post & App ArticlesStandard Luggage Blog Post| Buy NowSquadCast - Tool for recording remote podcast interviewsWebsite

Duration:00:38:34

Surviving Assault In Morocco & Why Adjusting Your Travel Expectations Is Good (with Erin Hynes) | 18

11/24/2020
What would you do if… while exploring Marrakech Morocco you dip down an alleyway on your way back to your accommodation where you suddenly find yourself fending off a male attacker. Also, why adjusting your travel expectations makes for a better trip. About The Guest(s) Erin Hynes aka Pina is a Canadian blogger, writer, and digital marketing specialist. She was 19 years old when she moved on a whim to Venice, Italy, where she spent many months working in a hostel. It was there that she earned the nickname Pina …because “Erin” is hard to pronounce if you speak Italian. She believes that travel is an incredible way to learn not only about the world but about yourself. But, travel is not accessible to all - those of us who can travel have privilege, and therefore, responsibility. Her blog will not only inspire you to travel but do it responsibly. Website: Pina Travels Podcast: Alpaca My Bags Resources. Tips & Tricks: Related Blog Posts, Podcast Episodes & Books: S01E02 - Morocco: Experiences of Sexism as a Female Traveler Sponsors: Toronto Bloggers Collective (Toronto Based Facebook Group) Website|Facebook GroupGPSmyCity Blog Post & App ArticlesStandard Luggage Blog Post| Buy NowSquadCast - Tool for recording remote podcast interviews Website

Duration:00:39:15

Surviving Getting Sick After Traveling (with Brianne Miers) | 17

11/10/2020
What would you do if... You found yourself getting sick after traveling – after a year of back-to-back trips you become ill with a stomach virus that just doesn’t seem to want to go away. Nothing seems to work; acupuncture, expensive meds and even clinical trials at local hospitals. About The Guest(s) Brianne started her blog in the summer of 2015 with the goal of encouraging professionals to take time away from their busy lives to travel. She wanted to share stories of those of us who have responsibilities like jobs, homes, pets, as well as spouses and children, yet still make travel a priority to inspire others to do so too. Brianne is also very committed to travelling as sustainably as possible. For her that means supporting responsible companies by doing her research, leaving a light environmental footprint wherever she goes, and ensuring her tourist dollars stay within local communities by avoiding chain hotels and restaurants. Website: A Traveling Life Resources. Tips & Tricks: GRAYL Ultralight Water PurifierLifeStraw Personal Water Filter **Please consult your doctor or health care professional before trying any probiotics**Flora Advanced Adult Probiotic Capsules 60 Count Related Blog Posts, Podcast Episodes & Books: 013: Surviving Diarrhea For Six Days While Travelling Abroad Sponsors: Toronto Bloggers Collective (Toronto Based Facebook Group) Website | Facebook GroupGPSmyCity Blog Post & App ArticlesStandard Luggage Blog Post | Buy NowSquadCast – Tool for recording remote podcast interviews

Duration:00:40:15

Surviving Australia’s New South Wales Bushfires (with Alex & Bellinda Kallimanis)(Part 2) | 16

10/27/2020
What would you do if... while visiting family and friends up by Australia’s you find yourself narrowly escaping Australia’s New South Wales Bushfires. About The Guest(s) Alex and Bell’s mission is to arm you with great travel information, so you get the most from your trips. They also offer great travel hacks that can save you thousands of dollars on flights and hotels in a given year! They cover hidden gem destinations off the tourist trail, in addition to the world’s most popular places. Whether you’re new to travelling or a seasoned explorer, you’ll find useful information based on many years of living abroad and over 20 years of experience travelling around the world! Website: Wanderlust Marriage Resources. Tips & Tricks: Download an app that can keep track of the fires Turn on the radio and listen for bushfires on your way to and at your destination Don’t leave your windows open overnight because if there is a fire nearby you can choke from the smoke When compared to North America the seasons are reversed so our summer is their winter. As a result December, January and February are the worst for the bush fires Travel with a lot of water and food when exploring the outback Related Blog Posts, Podcast Episodes & Books: How to Survive a Natural Disaster: Preparation & Safety TipsTravel Horror StoriesMelbourne: Great Things to Do From Sports to ArtsSydney Pubs and Restaurants You Should Visit 015: Surviving Australia’s Victorian Bushfires (with Nora Dunn) (Part 1) - Travel Horror Stories Podcast Sponsors: Toronto Bloggers Collective (Toronto Based Facebook Group) Website| Facebook GroupGPSmyCity Blog Post & App ArticlesStandard Luggage Blog Post| Buy NowSquadCast - Tool for recording remote podcast interviews Website

Duration:00:44:30