24 episodes

Longtime travel journalist Spud Hilton focuses on stories about the wild and weird side of the planet and the people who roam around it.

Bizarre Travel Tales podcast Spud Hilton

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 22 Ratings

Longtime travel journalist Spud Hilton focuses on stories about the wild and weird side of the planet and the people who roam around it.

    Very strange sister cities! Is Shakespeare's theater a faux Globe?

    Very strange sister cities! Is Shakespeare's theater a faux Globe?

    In this episode: Three towns that have really unfortunate names find there's strength in pairing up as the "League of Extraordinary Communities." Considering how many "authentic" recreations of the Globe Theater there are, how come no one knows what the original looked like?
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    Written & produced by @SpudHilton
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    • 8 min
    Portland's famously unknown statue! Fixing ATMs in Antarctica!

    Portland's famously unknown statue! Fixing ATMs in Antarctica!

    In this episode of Bizarre Travel Tales: Public art statue in Portland should be called "Attack of the 50-foot Woman's Lawyers"! If it's hard to believe there are ATMs in Antarctica, imagine being the guy who has to go fix them! An Italian guy misplaces his car during Oktoberfest — for more than a month!
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    Subscribe: https://podfollow.com/1468333563 
    Written & produced by @SpudHilton
    Linktree:
    https://linktr.ee/bizarretraveler  
    Instagram: 
    https://www.instagram.com/bizarretraveler/
    Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/BizarreTraveler 
     

    • 11 min
    Soviet spaceships in Kansas! Teddy bear trauma! Stuck on It's a Small World!

    Soviet spaceships in Kansas! Teddy bear trauma! Stuck on It's a Small World!

    In this episode: Troves of Cold War space-race history finds a home in the Heartland at the Cosmosphere museum in Kansas! EasyJet stops a 6-year-old girl from flying with her stuffed bear, calling it "excess baggage." A Disneyland guest sues after being stuck on the "It's a Small World" ride — and wins.
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    Subscribe: https://podfollow.com/1468333563 
     
    Written & produced by @SpudHilton
     
    Linktree:
    https://linktr.ee/bizarretraveler  
     
    Instagram: 
    https://www.instagram.com/bizarretraveler/
     
    Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/BizarreTraveler 
     

    • 10 min
    How to Quaff like an Egyptian! Hummable highway history!

    How to Quaff like an Egyptian! Hummable highway history!

    In this episode: Actor make highway history! Archaeologists in Egypt find a beer-making operation from before Stonehenge existed! Air New Zealand gets 'brand ambassadors' to use their heads!

    • 9 min
    Griswold's Truckster still truckin'! The 1,800-mile detour!

    Griswold's Truckster still truckin'! The 1,800-mile detour!

    In this episode: Buyer pays $100,000 for a replica of most unfortunate station wagon in road-trip history. Thanks to GPS, a Belgian woman driving to the Brussels airport to pick up a friend ends up in Croatia.

    • 7 min
    Grounded: What's a road-trip song — and what's not

    Grounded: What's a road-trip song — and what's not

    Whether it’s “I’ve Been Everywhere” by Johnny Cash or Chuck Berry’s version of “Route 66,” road-trip anthems are a great part of travel culture. But there's a big difference between “road-trip songs” and “songs that are fun to play on a road-trip.” On this episode of GROUNDED!, I talk about the difference and why it matters.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

SCOTTEVEST ,

Most entertaining travel podcast out there

I just started listening to these podcast. They are addictive. Spud is very witty and funny. They are extraordinarily well produced. Even if you are not interested in travel, you can’t help but enjoy these podcasts. I have been binge listening to them.

Scott

Beckerinstl ,

Fun stuff

Great fun and wondering where y’all went

heidebrandes ,

So funny, so real

I love this podcast. Not only do I laugh out loud, but it’s fun to know that others have had embarrassing moments while traveling. The banter is witty, natural and honest, and Spud Hilton is a hysterical host.

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