A Travel Oops. We’ve all had one whether it was taking the wrong train, miscommunicating in another language or simply not knowing how to flush a toilet.
Sometimes these mishaps lead to a cultural breakthrough, understanding or another adventure. At the very least you have a great story to tell — a Travel Oops!
Most of the stories in this blog are my own misadventures during my years of travel from college days in the late 1980’s up until recent times. Several stories are about my year as an American exchange teacher living in Adelaide, Australia with my husband, Kurt, and my kids, Eddie and Kasey. We were lucky to travel heaps in addition to living as honorary Aussies. We are back in the US, but that doesn’t mean our adventures have diminished. Stay tuned…
Also, featured on Travel Oops, from time to time, are the misadventures of other people as well. Additionally, I like to cover the Oopses to avoid. Some travel mishaps you want to keep from happening in the first place, so I offer tips and insights from seasoned travelers on how NOT to have these experiences.
My jobs have changed througout the years from copywriter/editor to travel guide book updater to English teacher to freelance writer, but my love of travel remains the same. Finally, I love to laugh at myself, and I hope you laugh at me, too!
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