Funny Travel Stories

Travel stories exploring the gap between where we came from, where we’ve traveled and where we are now. Escape with these funny, moving travel stories written for true travel lovers, then share your own travel stories in the comments.

Who are the happiest people in the world?

Who are the Happiest People in the World? Photo Travel Story

When I got married in the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu it was listed the happiest place on earth here.

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photo faves - treasured souvenirs - rasta hat

Photo Faves: Travel Souvenirs: Rasta Man Vibrations

What do you think of this genuine rasta hat I picked up in Zimbabwe? It came without dreadlocks so it was much more wearable when I bought

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Lost and Found Travel Confessions

Lost and Found Travel Confessions

Do people travel because they want to get lost or because they’re lost souls? In why people love to travel the third reason I mentioned was that

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Types of Traveler You Meet Traveling the World

Top 10 Types of Traveler You Meet Traveling the World

It’s not just friends you’ll meet traveling the world. There are a few different travel types to watch out for when you go traveling and a handful of oddballs

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Travel Friends, Forever Friends

Travel Friends, Forever Friends

Travel will test any friendship so travel and friends can be a terrible mix. Take my dear friend Tess who gamely agreed to spend a summer on a

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Reverse culture shock

Why Reverse Culture Shock is Squat On

When I got back from spending a year teaching at a rural school in Zimbabwe, Africa I was excited to get back to England and hit the supermarket. I’d been

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Travel philosophy

44 Countries in 44 Years: What’s Your Travel Philosophy?

Do you know exactly how many countries you’ve visited? I didn’t until recently but listing the number of countries you’ve visited seems to be an important way of proving your travel expertise

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Travel story Africa

Would You Eat Chickens’ Feet?

I didn’t notice what Mr. Chiunda was wearing on his feet the first time we met. All I could really focus on was the crunch as he bit into his meal with relish, chewing slowly, assessing the

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Funny Travel Stories

10 Funny Travel Stories

Here’s a round up of my top 10 funny travel stories and blog posts from the last two years. Hopefully you find a few stories you haven’t read and some laughs. I’ll be back with more hot

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African shoes

In My Shoes: Me, Aged 23

I packed three pairs of shoes for my year in Zimbabwe: sensible sandals to wear at the school where I’d be teaching, trainers to walk the seven kilometer dirt track from school to the tarred

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Best travel stories 2011

Best of Get In the Hot Spot 2011

I may or may not be taking the rest of the year off but I wanted to slip in this “Best of Get In the Hot Spot” post before New Year’s to give you some holiday reading and help you find all the

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The Worst Job in the World

The Worst Job in the World

Lolita stood six foot tall, had white blonde hair and she played the bagpipes. Her height wasn’t that unusual for a Scandinavian woman but her musical preferences are rare for anyone.

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Travel stories blog hitchhiking Paris

What Looks Like French Bread But Isn’t?

What springs to mind when you think of France? The Eiffel Tower? Frogs legs? A French man on a bike with a beret on his head and a baguette tucked under

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Eastern Blogger Western Blogger Chinese travel blog story

The Western Blogger and the Eastern Blogger

Dear Long, It was great to meet you and your lovely wife and daughter, Mei-Lee and Mei-Hua, during my trip to Shanghai. I can’t believe it was a year ago.

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Author: Annabel Candy