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Travel Stories

Everyone I talk to seems to have at least one travel story to tell.  Whether it is about something that happened to them while they were traveling, something that they did when they were traveling, or something that happened to someone else, these stories are all part of what makes traveling fabulous!  I have heard and read so many travel stories over the years that I thought that I should share a few here with you.


Some of my favorite travel stories...

A Cape Confusion Story Told by a Travel Agent -


I got a call from a woman who wanted to go to Cape Town.  I started to explain the length of the flight and the passport information when she interrupted me with, “I’m not trying to make you look stupid, but Cape Town is in Massachusetts.”  Without trying to make her look like the stupid one, I calmly explained, “Cape Cod is in Massachusetts, Cape Town is in Africa.”  Her response… click.

Plane Bathroom Mishap -


A man gets up from his seat during a long flight and starts to pound endlessly on the bathroom door.  He obviously needed to use the facilities badly and appeared quite desperate.  However, he didn’t realize the mistake he was making until the plane started making an emergency landing and he was abruptly escorted off the plane by police when they arrived at the closest airport.  He had been pounding on the cockpit door the entire time and they thought that he was a terrorist!

You Want Me To Eat What??? -


I was traveling through a small village in Northern Thailand with a group of others, as well as our guide.  It had reached mealtime, so we found a clearing, and our guide got a fire going for us.  He told us to stay where we were and left with a sack flung over his shoulder.  As we sat there, we could hear rustling and thumping nearby.  We were a little concerned at first, but relaxed when our guide quickly returned.  However, those thoughts changed when we saw him holding a small brown squirrel in his hand.  He set the squirrel on the ground and then pulled a bee’s nest out of the bag he had taken with him.  He started to prepare our squirrel and baby bee dinner, which he said would be full of protein for us.  Umm, thanks, but no thanks!

Broken Leg or Not???  -


I was down in beautiful sunny Florida vacationing with my husband and it was our last day before we began our five-hour journey back home via motorcycle.  The ride down had been boring and uncomfortable, which is why I wasn’t looking forward to the return trip.  However, on that day, I had been playing with a bat and a ball on the beach and somehow managed to twist my ankle.  Hours later, I was in excruciating pain and finally managed to convince my husband to take me to the ER.  They did x-rays and determined that I had a broken bone.  Thankfully, I had traveler’s insurance, so the visit, the cast, and my return flight home were all covered in full.  No motorcycle ride home for me!  While I was thrilled at the time, reality hit when I got home and found out that I couldn’t do anything!  Life was so boring with no swimming, no driving, and those crutches were impossible to get to used to!  I went for a follow up visit one week after I returned home and had another x-ray.  I bet you won’t believe what happened next… My bone was no longer broken and never had been!  The doctor said that he thought I had an old injury that left a crack in my bone, but I was perfectly all right now!  I left that office happy as a clam, thankful that I had travel insurance to pay for my trip home and for the fact that I could now go back to having fun once again!

Arrive in Style with this Flight Attendant -


One famous flight attendant likes to get a little cheeky with her arrival announcements.  Here is one of her more recent ones: “We’d like to thank you folks for flying with us today.  And, the next time you get the insane urge to go blasting through the skies in a pressurized metal tube, we hope you’ll think of us here at XYZ Airways.”

A Flight to a Large Animal Town -

A woman called to make reservations for a flight and told the agent, “I want to go from Chicago to Hippopotamus, New York.”  The agent was at a loss for words.  Finally, the agent said, “Are you sure that’s the name of the town?”  “Yes, what flights do you have available?”, replied the customer.  After some searching, the agent came back with, “I’m sorry, ma’am, I’ve looked up every airport code in the country and can’t find a Hippopotamus anywhere!”  The customer retorted, “Oh, don’t be silly!  Everyone knows where it is!  Check your map!”  The agent scoured a map of the state of New York and finally offered, “You don’t mean Buffalo, do you?”  The customer replied, “That’s it!  I knew it was a big animal!”

I love listening to travel stories, so feel free to send me yours!

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