I’ve confessed my most memorable recent travel mishap in a previous episode but my son regularly reminds me of it: we got stuck in central Copenhagen in our just-picked-up rental car, unable to escape since all the roads around us were closed for the Copenhagen marathon, and I didn’t even know how to put said car into reverse … but we survived and have a fun memory!
That’s the kind of reason I love these episodes about things going wrong when we travel – generally speaking, they make for good memories and stories you repeat regularly.
Show notes: Episode 186 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast
Things go wrong fairly frequently when I travel – and I’m sure I’m not alone. Mostly these mishaps are minor and they make an otherwise ordinary day much more memorable. In Episode 186 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast I chat with three guests who’ve had some kind of mishaps or things go wrong on their trips – but all with happy endings!
First up, I chat with Catherine Marshall who, despite always arriving as early as possible at an airport, very nearly missed a flight. You can decide who was at fault!
I then speak with Kiki Wong who participated in a particularly interesting media trip to the Grand Canyon – the kind that had a lot of low points and also some high points, thankfully!
Finally, I find out the whole story about Rick Antonson’s trip to Timbuktu for a haircut. It might not quite have been the haircut he’d usually have … but it was still a very worthwhile experience.
- Catherine Marshall’s website – coming soon!
- More from Catherine and friends at Time to Wander
- Kiki Wong – Nylon Pink
- Rick Antonson
- Rick’s book To Timbuktu for a Haircut
- Episode 73 – When Things Go Wrong
- Episode 158 – When Travel Days Go Wrong
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