37 episodes

The Travel Horror Stories podcast is a humorous show that 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.

Travel Horror Stories Podcast Christopher Rudder

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

The Travel Horror Stories podcast is a humorous show that 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.

    Surviving Replacing A Stolen Passport (with Nora Dunn)

    Surviving Replacing A Stolen Passport (with Nora Dunn)

    What would you do if... While would you do if while helping out a "friend" that friend end up stealing your money and ID. Suddenly you find yourself rushing to replace a stolen passport days before a scheduled flight and house sitting job.
    About The Guest 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 (though she’s done a bunch of that), nor is it about being environmentally sustainable (though she’s a big advocate of that too). It’s about making money successfully, spending money smartly, and managing it wisely – all in the arena of lifestyle travel. These three pillars form the foundation of her website.
    Website:
    The Professional Hobo
    Resources, Tips & Tricks Why it's important to know where your Countries consulate or Embassy is in the country you are visiting. Why having a tattoo of your countries flag might just be enough to prove your citizenship.  And why keeping copies of your passport and other identification can prove to be helpful. Related Blog Post, Podcast Episodes & Books: Brace Yourself: Travel Isn’t All Roses and Lollipops – The Professional Hobo Sponsors: Toronto Bloggers Collective (Toronto Based Facebook Group)
    Website | Facebook Group GPSmyCity
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    Blog Post | Buy Now SquadCast – Tool for recording remote podcast interviews How to Get Free Accommodation Around the World – Nora Dunn

    • 59 min
    Surviving Jamaica Without A Passport with Katherine Parker-Magyar

    Surviving Jamaica Without A Passport with Katherine Parker-Magyar

    What would you do if... After planning what will be the perfect winter weekend getaway in Jamaica, just before leaving, you realize that your passport has expired. 
    About The Guest Katherine is a freelance writer covering travel, lifestyle, literature, & culture. Her work has appeared in Architectural Digest, Departures, Forbes, The Week, Business Insider, TripSavvy, The Daily Beast, World Travel Magazine, Tasting Table, Elite Daily, Popsugar, Brit + Co, Go Overseas, Quest Magazine, and the Recorder Newspapers, where she began her career as a reporter. She earned her master’s degree with honours in literature from the New School.
    Website:
    Katherine Parker-Magyar
    Resources, Tips & Tricks: Whether dealing with the Embassy or Insurance etc., always write down the full name and contact info of the person you spoke with as well as the date and time. If it’s your fault admit that you made a mistake instead of trying to blame everything and everyone  Markdown the date of the passport of expiry in your calendar and set a reminder a few months away to allow time to get it renewed Check the expiry of your passport before starting to plan your trip Make a copy of your passport and keep them in your bags and on your person. Also, keep your passport number accessible within an email to yourself or on your phone

    • 54 min
    Surviving A Broken Back In Guatemala (with Lara Hartog)

    Surviving A Broken Back In Guatemala (with Lara Hartog)

    What would you do if...  While jumping onto a human water catapult you land in a way that breaks your back. 
    About The Guest Lara, a mid-twenty, Dutch, glass is half air, half water type of girl. She is best described as clumsy, down-to-earth, and sarcastic. Just like any other girl next door, she loves travelling, food, learning new things, meeting new people and seeing new places. 
    Website: Both Feet On The Road
    Resources, Tips & Tricks: Get Insurance when travelling !! Call your insurance before your trip and find out what isn’t covered based on your travel itinerary. Data and access to wifi. You tools like Skyroam to create a personal hot spot for your device  Keep all your paperwork and receipts. Sponsors: Toronto Bloggers Collective (Toronto Based Facebook Group)
    Website | Facebook Group GPSmyCity
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    Blog Post | Buy Now SquadCast - Tool for recording remote podcast interviews

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Surviving A Broken Back In The Amazon (with Dave Bouskill & Debra Corbeil - The Planet D)

    Surviving A Broken Back In The Amazon (with Dave Bouskill & Debra Corbeil - The Planet D)

    What would you do if... while four days in on tour deep within the Amazon, you slip on the stairs of a skiff boat and break your back?
    About The Guest(s) Their mantra is: “Adventure is for Everyone”
    Dave & Deb believe that you don’t have to be an uber-athlete, adrenaline junkie or a part of the ultra-rich to be an adventurer! All you need is the desire to achieve something more. Dave and Deb are the founders of their award-winning travel blog The Planet D and have become experts in the travel space and named the Top Travel Influencers by Forbes Magazine.
    Since 2007 they have visited over 115 countries on all 7 continents and have worked hard to become the leading source of detailed city guides, personal travel tips, inspiring stories and so much more.
    Website:
    The Planet D
    Resources. Tips & Tricks: Get Insurance when travelling !! Call your insurance before your trip and find out what isn’t covered based on your travel itinerary. Travel with an organized tour when exploring extreme and remote locations Keep all your paperwork and receipts Related Blog Posts, Podcast Episodes & Books: 012: The Future Of Travel – Post Pandemic (with Dave Bouskill & Debra Corbeil - The Planet D) - Travel Horror Stories Podcast
    Sponsors: Toronto Bloggers Collective (Toronto Based Facebook Group)
    Website | Facebook Group GPSmyCity
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    031: Surviving Airbnb Theft Of You Valuables (With Lora Pope)

    031: Surviving Airbnb Theft Of You Valuables (With Lora Pope)

    What would you do if while travelling you head out for the evening only to find upon returning to your Airbnb, you’ve been robbed?
    About The Guest Lora Pope
    Travelling the world has changed her life. Through solo adventure travel, She’s gained confidence, new perspectives, growth, freedom, and joy. She truly believes that adventure travel can change lives, and she wants to help you discover the same joys from it that she has. Whether you want to maximize your paid time off, take a sabbatical from work, or leave it all behind for a life of adventure, she’s here to help. She’s done it all, and you can too.
    Website:
    Explore With Lora
    Resources, Tips & Tricks: It’s not only important to have health insurance but you. Should have insurance for your valuables as well Never assume that just because a country or city is considered safe that you should let your guard down Buy your plane tickets on your visa. If the airline can’t offer you a refund your credit card might. Choose a credit card that has specific flight perks. Airbnb does not have coverage for the guests but Airbnb hosts do have coverage Be careful who you choose to travel with. When things go wrong people will show their true colours and not everyone handles stress the same. Sponsors: Toronto Bloggers Collective (Toronto Based Facebook Group)
    Website | Facebook Group GPSmyCity
    Blog Post & App Articles Standard Luggage
    Blog Post | Buy Now SquadCast – Tool for recording remote podcast interviews How to Get Free Accommodation Around the World – Nora Dunn

    • 48 min
    Surviving A Scooter Accident In Grenada (With Nora Dunn)

    Surviving A Scooter Accident In Grenada (With Nora Dunn)

    What Would You Do If..
    while riding on the back of a scooter in Grenada? An SUV swerves into your lane and hits you head-on.
    About The Guest

    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 (though she’s done a bunch of that), nor is it about being environmentally sustainable (though she’s a big advocate of that too). It’s about making money successfully, spending money smartly, and managing it wisely – all in the arena of lifestyle travel. These three pillars form the foundation of her website.
    Website:
    The Professional Hobo
    Resources, Tips & Tricks Always have travel insurance If you get hurt and are able to call your insurance, do so before heading to the hospital and they will tell you where to go Keep the phone number, contact info, insurance name and policy number handy Sponsors Toronto Bloggers Collective (Toronto Based Facebook Group)
    Website | Facebook Group GPSmyCity
    Blog Post & App Articles Standard Luggage
    Blog Post | Buy Now SquadCast – Tool for recording remote podcast interviews

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Lorallp ,

So good for road trips!

Chris!! I’ve been listening to this podcast through all my long drives in Atlantic Canada and it’s been SO entertaining! You have such wonderful guests, I’m so happy I could be part of it as well! Can’t wait for the next season!! - Lora <3

MarkAnthonyMedia.com ,

Amazing Podcast! Informative and Entertaining.

This is a great podcast! I found it to be a great mix of being both informative and entertaining. I learned a lot good lessons about traveling and at the same time had me listening intently to see what would happen next.

I would recommend this podcast travel junkies and travel newbies alike.

Good job!

Beebop2011 ,

Great lessons and advice from the pros!

It can be really scary when something bad happens to you while in a strange country. This podcast is a valuable resource for what to do or not to do in those situations.

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