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Travel Horror Stories Podcast

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The Travel Horror Stories podcast 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.

The Travel Horror Stories podcast 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 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:

4167042758


Episodes

022: Surviving A 20 Hour Bus & Boat Ride From Zagreb To Oslo (with Christopher James Mitchell)

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 a volcano erupting in Iceland, grounded all flights leaving you grounded. 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...

Duration:00:41:40

021: Surviving The Unwanted Sexual Advances Of A Fellow Airline Passenger (with Kathryn Dickson)

1/5/2021
What would you do if… While on a flight the creepy passenger beside you started making unwanted sexual advances towards you. Ewww 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...

Duration:00:40:31

020: Surviving A Relationship Break-Up After 3 Years Of Travelling Together (with Nora Dunn)

12/22/2020
What would you do if… If while travelling abroad with your partner for about three years your relationship starts to break down, resulting in a break-up and going separate ways. 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...

Duration:00:54:25

019: Surviving Airline Mishaps & Bad Weather Delays With 2 Small Children (with Kevin Wagar)

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...

Duration:00:38:34

018: Surviving An Assault While Travelling Abroad (with Erin Hynes)

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. 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...

Duration:00:39:15

017: Surviving 18 Month’s With A Stomach Virus After Travelling (with Brianne Miers)

11/10/2020
What would you do if... 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,...

Duration:00:40:15

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

10/27/2020
What would you do if… while visiting family and friends up by Australia's New South Wales you find yourself in narrowly escaping Australia's 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...

Duration:00:44:30

015: Surviving Australia’s Victorian Bushfires (with Nora Dunn) (Part 1)

10/13/2020
What would you do if… while house sitting in Australia you suddenly find yourself in the middle of one of Australia's all-time worst bushfire disasters? 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...

Duration:00:54:07

014: Surviving Class 6 Rapids In Zimbabwe, Africa (with Talek Nantes)

9/29/2020
What would you do if… while white water rafting on a river in Zimbabwe, you raft hits a rock and tips over. Suddenly you find yourself choosing between letting go of the raft and drowning or breaking your arm making it difficult to swim. About The Guest(s) Talek’s blog was created to inspire your travels and to explore experiences in interesting locations. What she brings you are thoughts on how to immerse yourself in local culture, food, history and people. Website: Travels With...

Duration:00:31:07

013: Surviving Diarrhea For Six Days While Travelling Abroad (with Christopher Rudder)

9/15/2020
What would you do if... while exploring Cappadocia, Turkey you eat something that leaves you sick with diarrhea for several days. Across two continents, two countries and a few cities you can’t seem to get rid of the stomach bug…. About The Guest Christopher Rudder is the owner and content creator for Rudderless Travel. A travel blog that highlights short trips and mini-breaks; Weekend Getaways, Business Travel, Day Trips, Stopovers & Layovers-. It's all about short weeks and long...

Duration:00:48:27

Bonus Episode: From Housesitting To Near-Homelessness During COVID-19 (Sam Anthony)

9/1/2020
What would you do if… the home you were scheduled to house sit for suddenly became unavailable as the homeowner was forced to return home due to COVID-19 leaving you without a place to stay About The Guest(s) Sam and Veren, aka the Alternative Travelers, like to travel slowly on a budget while following a sustainable, vegan lifestyle. After leaving New York in early 2016 they realized that it'd be cheaper to travel than living in one of the most expensive cities in the world. After two...

Duration:00:56:22

012: The Future Of Travel Post Pandemic (with Dave Bouskill & Debra Corbeil - The Planet D)

8/25/2020
In this episode, Christopher sits down with two of the top travel bloggers in the world to talk about the future of the travel and tourism industry post-COVID-19 and pre-vaccine. The husband and wife team, Dave Bouskill and Debra Corbeil from the award-winning travel blog The Planet D, have visited over 115 countries on all 7 continents, working with industry partners in the travel space and offer a unique perspective when it comes to the future of travel.

Duration:01:02:48

011: Travel Health & Wellness During The Pandemic: From Air Travel To Lodging (with Dr. Yvette McQueen)

8/18/2020
In this episode, Christopher chats travel health and wellness with Dr. Yvette McQueen, Emergency Physician & Travel Doctor. As a travel doctor, Yvette shares her knowledge and experience when travelling via plane and staying in accommodations for work, during this pandemic. They talk about what Airline companies are doing - and not doing to keep you safe. About The Guest(s) Yvette McQueen MD is a global physician on a mission to education about health, travel wellness and disease...

Duration:01:00:11

010: How To Travel Safe Amidst COVID-19 (with Dr. Nadeen White-Underwood)

8/11/2020
In this episode, Christopher welcomes Dr. Nadeen White-Underwood to the RTS (Rudderless Travel Studio to officially get to the bottom of what the COVID-19 is, what it’s like to be a hero on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 and what we need to think about when it comes to travel safety and COVID-19. About The Guest(s) Dr. Nadeen White is a “Blogger by Day, Physician by Night”. She is the creator, editor & writer for the award-winning blog-The Sophisticated Life. She strives to...

Duration:00:47:47

009: Techniques & Tips For Anxious Travellers + COVID-19 (with Stacie Boyar LMHC, MSed)

8/4/2020
In this follow up to episode 008: I’m Anxious About Travelling Amidst COVID-19, Christopher speaks with Stacie Boyar LMHC, MSed a licensed Psychotherapist from South Florida about travelling, anxiety and COVID-19. They discuss some of the things that made the guests from the previous episode anxious as well as other common anxieties around travel. Stacie gives some amazing techniques and strategies that will help calm your mind throughout the whole travel experience. About The...

Duration:01:08:58

008: I'm Anxious About Travelling Amidst COVID-19 (Allison Green & Christopher James Mitchell)

7/28/2020
Christopher speaks with Christopher Mitchell & Allison Green from the podcast I'm Anxious About to discuss Anxiety + Travel + COVID-19. On I'm Anxious About Christopher and Allison have candid and funny discussions about things they are anxious about. Although airlines preparing to fly again most people are not ready. Anxiety when travelling already leaves most people on the Tarmac - on a good day. What happens when we through COVID-19 into the mix. About The Guest(s) Christopher James...

Duration:01:26:10

007: Testing Positive For COVID-19 After Travelling (with Matt Kepnes - Nomadic Matt)

7/21/2020
In this episode, Christopher Rudder sits down with Matt Kepnes from the travel blog Nomadic Matt and author of the New York Times Best Seller 'How to Travel the World on $50 a Day'. Matt takes us through what it was like finding testing to the feeling of having some of the COVID-19 symptoms. He also shares his unique experience of having his plasma used to help strengthen the immune systems of others with COVID-19.

Duration:00:19:23

006: Getting Airline Refunds & Saving Money Amidst A Pandemic (with Danielle Desir)

7/14/2020
Danielle and Christopher talk about money and travel amidst a global pandemic. As we heard from the past five episodes flights were getting cancelled left, right and centre as travellers struggled to get home. Various accommodations, conferences, events and insurance companies were also cancelling, postponing and cancelling coverage as cities shut down. Some airlines offered refunds, some offered vouchers while others offered nothing. This episode will talk about getting money back and...

Duration:00:33:22

005: Getting Home During COVID-19 (Round Table)(with Kimberly Erin Davis, Andy Vanr, Lora Pope & Kasia Writes)

7/7/2020
The Corona Virus Chronicles (Week 5) with Kasia Writes, Lora Pope, Kimberly Erin Davis & Andy Vanr In this special round table episode, Christopher Rudder brings together four previous guests to further discuss the trials and tribulations of trying to get home during a pandemic. Kimberly Erin Davies ( Episode 001), Andy Vanr (Episode 002), Lora Pope (Episode 003) & Kasia Writes (Episode 004) return to the Rudderless Ship to discuss what they did right, wrong and could have done...

Duration:00:46:10

004: Escaping Catania During A Pandemic With A Cool Head (with Kasia Writes)

6/30/2020
What would you do if while on route from Rome to Catania for a travel conference you find out that Italy has decided to close its borders to prevent future spread of the Corona Virus. The Corona Virus Chronicles (Week 4) with Kasia Writes By the time Kasia arrived in Catania, Italy for their TBEX Conference (Travel Bloggers Exchange) the Italian Prime Minister had already closed the borders leaving all the attendees scrambling to get home. Kasia also shares how keeping a cool head got her...

Duration:00:50:42