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Not So Bon Voyage Travel Podcast

Author: Jules Hatfield and Christine Williams

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Welcome to Not So Bon Voyage, a comedic podcast about when sh*t goes wrong on the road. Each week, join travel experts Jules and Christine (dontforgettomove.com) as they tell each other all the juicy details of the world’s most famous travel misadventures.

They’ll be pulling stories from the latest travel headlines, urban legends, their own crazy mishaps and from their friends and fans.

To be a part of the show and have your crazy travel adventure featured reach out to the team over Instagram and Twitter @notsobonvoyage or use #NotSoBonVoyage.
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On today's episode we chat with Tom Page from https://theworsttraveller.com/ (The Worst Traveller) podcast. Tom tells us about his misadventures from moving to India with nothing but his phone and wallet! What could go wrong?! We also chat about travel news stories including the mysterious lover who ghosted his fiancé and Michael Knapinski, the hiker brought back to life after getting lost in the snow. https://notsobonvoyage.com/episode/travel-story-india/ (Episode 64 show notes) https://patreon.com/notsobonvoyage (Support the show on Patreon) https://notsobonvoyage.com/submit (Submit a travel story to be featured) Support this podcast
On today's episode we dive into a Voyager Chat with Natasha and Cameron of https://theworldpursuit.com/ (The World Pursuit). They tell us about the time they got caught in a flash flood in Tanzania, as well as a crappy cancelled flight experience in Cyprus. We also chat about a couple of bears who wandered onto an airstrip in Alaska.... whoops! https://notsobonvoyage.com/what-to-do-when-your-flight-is-cancelled/ (Episode 64 show notes) https://patreon.com/notsobonvoyage (Support the show on Patreon) https://notsobonvoyage.com/submit (Submit a travel story to be featured) Support this podcast
On today's episode we cover more travel mishaps at Yellowstone National Park and the controversy surrounding a hiker that went missing for 12 days in Zion National Park. Then we tell a Voyager submission about one traveler's insane sailing trip around the San Blas islands in Panama. It's literally one mishap after another that leaves them stranded at sea. Episode 63 show notes https://patreon.com/notsobonvoyage (Support the show on Patreon) https://notsobonvoyage.com/submit (Submit a travel story to be featured) Support this podcast
On today's episode we cover one of Australia's most famous mysteries - the disappearance of UFO enthusiast Frederick Valentich. Then we cover bad reviews of the United States' creepiest hotel. Finally, we wrap up this episode with a shocking news story coming out of Qatar. When an infant is found abandoned in an airport bathroom, a disturbing investigation begins to find the mother. https://notsobonvoyage.com/episode/frederick-valentich-ufo-disappearance/ (Episode 62 show notes) https://patreon.com/notsobonvoyage (Support the show on Patreon) https://notsobonvoyage.com/submit (Submit a travel story to be featured) Support this podcast
On today's episode we share a Voyager submission from one of our new listeners. Jake was getting pretty cocky motorbiking around Southeast Asia, but a mishap in Vietnam leaves him bruised, bloody and alone. Then Christine shares the heartwarming story of one lucky traveler who got to experience one of the 7 wonders of the world all to himself! Finally, we wrap up with some bad reviews of Peru's most famous landmark. https://notsobonvoyage.com/episode/machu-picchu-reopening-to-tourists/ (Episode 61 show notes) https://patreon.com/notsobonvoyage (Support the show on Patreon) https://notsobonvoyage.com/submit (Submit a travel story to be featured) Support this podcast
On today's episode we chat about yet another baby born on a plane and an amusement park in Japan that is renting its ferris wheel out for co-working desks! Then Jules tells the story of Colby Coombs, a young rock climber that gets stuck in a wild snow storm with two of his friends. After barely surviving an avalanche, Colby has to use every ounce of determination he has to get himself back down the mountain. https://notsobonvoyage.com/episode/colby-coombs-mount-foraker/ (Episode 60 show notes) https://patreon.com/notsobonvoyage (Support the show on Patreon) https://notsobonvoyage.com/submit (Submit a travel story to be featured) Support this podcast
On today's episode we chat about how a park in Thailand is taking passive aggressiveness to the next level by taking the trash left behind by tourists and mailing it back to them! Pure genius if you ask us. Then Christine tells the heartbreaking and horrifying story of spelunker and cave explorer John Jones. We learn why the Nutty Putty Cave in Utah has been sealed up with the young cave explorer still inside. https://notsobonvoyage.com/episode/john-jones-nutty-putty-cave/ (Episode 59 show notes) https://patreon.com/notsobonvoyage (Support the show on Patreon) https://notsobonvoyage.com/submit (Submit a travel story to be featured) Support this podcast
The Not So Bon Voyage podcast is celebrating it's first birthday with a trip down memory lane! On todays' episode we're each recapping our top 3 favorite episodes. We're chatting about which stories were our favorites and why, including the disappearance of Lars Mittank, the Greek Titanic and that time a camper got shot in the face. We also have two in the news stories and read some bad reviews about one of the United States' favorite monument! https://notsobonvoyage.com/episode/crazy-travel-stories/ (Episode 58 show notes) https://patreon.com/notsobonvoyage (Support the show on Patreon) https://notsobonvoyage.com/submit (Submit a travel story to be featured) Support this podcast
This week we chat with Lucy Ruthnum, a fellow travel blogger and one of our real life travel friends! Wet met Lucy four years ago in Thailand and reunited with her the following year in Bulgaria. She blogs about solo female traveling, as well as mental health and wellness, at https://absolutelylucy.com/ (AbsolutelyLucy.com). We chat with Lucy about how we met, her adventures and, of course, her 'not so bon voyages.' Lucy had some seriously bad luck while traveling through Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia! She tells us how she get into two bad bus crashes and got mugged by her moto-taxi driver, all within the space of a few weeks! https://notsobonvoyage.com/episode/vietnam-to-cambodia-by-bus/ (Episode 57 show notes) https://patreon.com/notsobonvoyage (Support the show on Patreon) https://notsobonvoyage.com/submit (Submit a travel story to be featured) Support this podcast
On today's episode we chat about the American man who thought his Canadian road trip was more important than Canada's quarantine laws. Then Jules reads a Voyager submission about a woman who went to a Caribbean music festival, only to walk away with a face full of.... well you'll see! Finally, Christine tells Jules an insane story of former Hells Angel motorcyclist Glen Heggstad. Glen was on a mission to travel to the tip of South America on his bike and no one, not even an army of Colombian guerillas, were going to get in his way! https://notsobonvoyage.com/episode/glen-heggstad-colombian-hostage/ (Episode 56 show notes) https://patreon.com/notsobonvoyage (Support the show on Patreon) https://notsobonvoyage.com/submit (Submit a travel story to be featured) Support this podcast
On today's episode we chat about our recent camping trip and the fires all over California. Then Jules shows Christine a gnarly airplane brawl video that supposedly started over a dispute about seats. For our main story, Jules tells the crazy story of Eric LeMarque, an Olympic hockey player and snowboarder with a harrowing tale of survival on the slopes. His story of kicking his crystal meth addiction while trying to stay alive lost on the mountain was made into a book, Crystal Clear, and a movie, 6 Below: Miracle On The Mountain. https://notsobonvoyage.com/episode/eric-lemarque-true-story (Episode 55 show notes) https://patreon.com/notsobonvoyage (Support the show on Patreon) https://notsobonvoyage.com/submit (Submit a travel story to be featured) Support this podcast
On today's episode we're diving into a personal story from our travels in Mexico about a camping trip gone wrong. When we couldn't find the campsite we strung up our hammock in a local park, and our lakeside getaway quickly turned into a horror movie. Then Christine tells Jules the truly terrifying story of Tom and Eileen Lonergan, the American couple left at sea. We chat about the gruesome details and theories of what really happened. Show notes - https://notsobonvoyage.com/episode/tom-eileen-lonergan/ Support the show - https://patreon.com/notsobonvoyage Submit a travel story - https://notsobonvoyage.com/submit Support this podcast
Today we have a very special episode for you because it is Christine's birthday! And there's no way she would rather spend her birthday than with the Voyagers telling crazy travel stories. On today's episode we chat about some wild stories from the news, including a hot air balloon crash and possible satanic rituals at an Airbnb. Then we dig into a Voyager submission about a truly adrenaline pumping travel day in Sierra Leone that we bet all travelers can relate to! Finally, we wrap up with some 'not so bon reviews' about two beloved landmarks: Fisherman's Wharf and the Grand Canyon. Read the show notes - https://notsobonvoyage.com/episode/sierra-leone-animals-volunteer/ Support the show - https://patreon.com/notsobonvoyage Submit a travel story - https://notsobonvoyage.com/submit Support this podcast
On today's episode we chat about an airport rumble between passengers and airline employees, a couple of emus wreaking havoc in Australia and 80,000 'not so bon voyages' in Vietnam. Then Christine tells a story about a young blogger who has to play detective on an airplane to get her stolen laptop back. This story has it all, deception, intrigue, an undercover FBI agent and pink nail polish. Listen up to hear how it all turned out. Read the show notes - https://notsobonvoyage.com/episode/funny-bad-reviews-times-square/ Support the show - https://patreon.com/notsobonvoyage Submit a travel story - https://notsobonvoyage.com/submit Support this podcast
This week we chat with Jarryd Salem, award winning travel blogger at Nomadasaurus (https://www.nomadasaurus.com/). Jarryd travels the world with his wife Alesha and they're always on the look out for the next off-the-beaten path adventure. Jarryd chats with us about some wild stories from his travels, like the time he sailed the Caribbean on a catamaran and had to fend off pirates with his shipmates. He also tells us about life lessons on staying calm after getting in a head on bus crash in Myanmar. Let's just say his initial reaction to kick out the bus window was not keeping calm! Read the show notes - https://notsobonvoyage.com/episode/fighting-off-pirates-in-the-caribbean Support the show - https://patreon.com/notsobonvoyage Submit your travel story - https://notsobonvoyage.com/submit Support this podcast
It's our 50th episode extravaganza! On today's very special episode we're sitting down and reminiscing over some of our worst travel mishaps EVER! Instead of our normal show format, we're turning the tables back on ourselves and answering our own Not So Fab 5 questions! We chat about our least favorite countries, the crazy places we've slept and the most stomach-churning food we've had. And we ask each other the most infamous of the 5 questions - that's right, you finally find out whether either of us have pooped our pants while traveling! Read the show notes - https://notsobonvoyage.com/episode/worst-traveling-mishaps/ Support the show - https://patreon.com/notsobonvoyage Submit a travel story - https://notsobonvoyage.com/submit Support this podcast
This week we chat with Rachel Rudwall, Emmy-nominated TV host, producer, writer and adventure traveler. Rachel has been to all 7 continents and she documents her travels on her social media @rachelroams (https://www.instagram.com/rachelroams/). Rachel chats with us about some transformative travel experiences that pushed her comfort zone and led to some important life lessons. Like when you're surrounded by semi-automatic rifles in Turkey, it's probably time to go! Read the show notes - https://notsobonvoyage.com/episode/life-lessons-from-travel-rachel-rudwall/ Support the show - https://patreon.com/notsobonvoyage Submit your travel story - https://notsobonvoyage.com/submit Support this podcast
On today's episode we chat about a private plane that was denied entry into Italy, because Americans were on board. And why aggressive bees won't leave travelers alone in Joshua Tree. Then Christine tells Jules a Voyager submission story about a student travel guide that had a stressful 'not so bon voyage' in the Galapagos. Listen up to hear how their day of island hopping turned into a vomit-inducing search and rescue mission on the open water. Read the show notes - https://notsobonvoyage.com/episode/san-cristobal-galapagos/ Support the show - https://patreon.com/notsobonvoyage Submit a travel story - https://notsobonvoyage.com/submit Support this podcast
This week we chat with Mike Corey, the man behind the wild travel Youtube channel Fearless and Far (https://www.youtube.com/mikecorey). What originally started as a quest to overcome his many fears, Mike's travel films have now taken him to some of the most insane places in the world. Mike truly has some of the most outrageous stories we've heard so far (including our first pants pooping story!) On this episode he takes us to the depths of the Amazon jungle and tells us about the time he participated in a frog poison cleanse called Kambo. You won't want to miss this one! Read the show notes - https://notsobonvoyage.com/kambo-experience-ritual-mike-corey/ Support the show - https://patreon.com/notsobonvoyage Submit your travel story - https://notsobonvoyage.com/submit Support this podcast
On today's episode we discuss the latest travel news from last week, including a $37,000 cruise bill, wildlife attacks on the elderly and how much it will cost to visit the edge of space! Then Jules tells the Voyager story of man who got separated from his wife on a trail in Nepal. No big deal, until he realizes he has all their supplies, so she's hiking at altitude in the heat with no water! Listen to hear her fate. Support the show - https://patreon.com/notsobonvoyage Submit a travel story - https://notsobonvoyage.com/submit Support this podcast
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