In honor of Halloween being this month, I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane and look back at some of my travel “horror” stories.
No matter how versed you are in the world of travel, things are bound to go wrong. And that’s okay. It’s how you handled it that determines what type of traveler you are. Will you let it ruin that vacation you’ve been planning for 3 months? Or will you let it be a fun story to tell when you get back home.
Here are just six instances of mine when things didn’t go quite as planned.
1. MY UBER LEAVING ME ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD
Yup. This happened. He was frustrated because he only knew one way to get to my destination, and that way was unavailable.
2. MY TIRE BLOWING UP NOT EVEN HALFWAY INTO A ROAD TRIP
I learned a valuable lesson that day: always check your tires before going for a long road trip.
3. HAVING A BAD AIRBNB
Sometimes I love Airbnb. Sometimes the Airbnb I choose is not as close to city centers as I thought, and I have to listen to a crying baby all night.
4. HITTING A TREE WITH A RENTAL CAR
I felt really bad for the car…and the tree. But in my defense, it was pitch black in the middle of the woods.
5. KNOCKING OVER A MAILBOX
I’m starting to think driving is just not my forte. My friend and I made it all the way to Chicago from Nebraska, and all the way back before I knocked over her family’s mailbox right before dropping her off.
6. GETTING MY PHONE STOLEN
In all honesty, I think I was feeling cocky from all my travels and wasn’t watching my personal items as much as I should have.
Well, there you have it! Six instances where traveling went wrong for me. However, I never let those experiences discourage me from traveling, in fact, I feel more like a traveler having interesting stories to share.
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