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Not So Bon Voyage Travel Podcast

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 ( 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.
48 Episodes
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 - Submit a travel story - Support this podcast
On today's episode we chat about all the crazy things going on in the world of travel right now! Christine talks about why Cambodia is asking travelers for a $3,000 deposit before they visit. Then she chats about the Utah canal that is blowing up on Instagram, but why you may want to give it a miss. Then Jules discusses a baby born on a flight midair and why hiking boots are literally melting apart in the Grand Canyon. Listen to all this and more as we catch up on last week's travel news! Support the show - Submit a travel story - Support this podcast
This week we chat with Sarah Dodd, inspirational speaker and personal development coach. Sarah has traveled to 121 countries solo and documents her travels at Nomadic Dreamer ( to encourage others to explore the world. Sarah tells us some crazy stories including the time she almost died from Malaria while traveling solo through Liberia and what to do when you get stuck between two borders but neither country will let you in! Read the show notes - Support the show - Submit your travel story - Support this podcast
We kick off this week's episode with an update on the Into the Wild bus! Listen up to hear what is going to happen to this iconic piece of travel history. Then Christine tells Jules the story of Forrest Fenn's $2,000,000 hidden treasure chest. It may sound like a children's book, but Fenn swears this chest is real and is anyone's for the taking! We talk about adventurers who have traveled from near and far for their chance at the riches, some of which ended in demise. Support the show - Submit a travel story - Support this podcast
This week we chat with Mike Siegel, host of the Travel Tales podcast ( Mike is a former TV host who has spent the last 4 years traveling the world performing stand up on cruise ships. Mike tells us some whopper stories like the time he got caught in a military coup in Ethiopia. Then he tells us about getting detained in a Nigerian airport for 9 hours and sweating it out when they took away his passport. Listen up to hear how he used his sense of humor to get through it all. Read the show notes - Support the show - Submit your travel story - Support this podcast
Travel is finally starting to pick up, so this week we are chatting about adventurers traveling as close as the airport and as far as the deepest seas!  Then Jules tells Christine about the insane true story behind the movie Jungle. Four travelers venture into the jungle, but two are never heard from again. Listen up to hear Yossi Ghinsberg and his companions' tale of survival, jaguars, mud pits, hallucinations and death. Read the show notes - Support the podcast - Submit your story - Support this podcast
We kick off this week's episode with some travel news. The world is starting to open up again to travelers and we can't wait to see what happens.... when things go sour! We chat about the opening of Vegas casinos, where players are NOT wearing masks (shocking), and Mother Nature's reaction to tourists back in Venice. Then Christine tells Jules the truth behind the famous travel book and movie, Into The Wild. We peel back the curtain to discover what is true, what's false and why he went on his epic adventure. Support the show - Read the show notes - Submit your story - Support this podcast
This week we've decided to quiet our voices to help promote more Black voices being heard. In this brief episode we discuss 7 Black hosted podcasts we're enjoying this week. You should also check them out: Flirting With Travel - Bruh Issa Murder - Good Ancestor Podcast - So-Called Oreos - The Change Over - Bruh It's a Podcast - Marsha's Plate: Black Trans Podcast - You can also visit Dope Black Pods ( to find a directory of other amazing Black hosted podcasts. We see you. We hear you. We stand with you. Support this podcast
On this week's Voyager Chat we sit down with Amanda Kingsmith and Ryan Ferguson, hosts of The World Wanderers Podcast ( They've had some epic adventures all over the world, but now they’re telling us one of their wildest stories. Amanda and Ryan loved traveling through beautiful Bolivia, but had one particularly gnarly travel day making their way into the Amazon jungle. It was definitely one of those days that was frustrating at the time, but in hindsight has become one of their best travel memories! Support the show - Submit your travel story - Support this podcast
US National Parks are starting to reopen, but some of the local residents aren't too happy about it. We kick off this week's episode chatting about wild bison attacking visitors at Yellowstone National Park. Then Jules tells Christine a Voyager story that was submitted by Heather Cole of the Conversant Traveller ( Heather was traveling around South Africa with her husband, when their tour suddenly turned into an unexpected shoot out. Oh my! Enjoying the podcast so far? Share it with a friend and we'll be forever grateful! Support the show - Submit your story - Support this podcast
It's getting warmer here in California and our episode this week is hot, hot, hot! We kick off the show with an update about the remote island of North Sentinel and their local... Starbucks? Then Jules tells Christine about people who get a little too close to the deadly thermal springs in Yellowstone. And Christine tells Jules about a traveler that just wants a dream holiday, but instead becomes an unsuspecting shoe smuggler. Listen up to hear what exactly is in those sandals! Support the show - Submit your travel story - Support this podcast
This week we sit down with Bob DiMenna, host of The Travelers Blueprint Podcast ( Bob is an avid traveler with plenty of fun stories to share. But of course we didn't want to hear the run of the mill travel tales. As soon as Bob told us he had an epic travel story from his trip to Thailand that is too wild for his own podcast, we knew we had to hear it! When Bob wakes up in Thailand in a stranger's bed he has to piece together the fuzzy memory of his wild night. Listen up to hear his true story of The Hangover. Support the show - Submit your travel story - Support this podcast
Happy Mother's Day Voyagers! Shout out to all the moms... and the pears. Jules and Christine chat about yelling bomb in an airport, planes requiring masks and flight attendants being patient zero! Then Jules tells Christine the incredible story of a group of backpackers looking for adventure in the Lost City of Colombia. But when they're woken in the middle of the night by intruders, they end up on a long journey of survival. Support the show - Submit your travel story - Support this podcast
We're back with another Voyager Chat, the time with award winning travel blogger Jeremy Scott Foster of TravelFreak ( Jeremy chats with us about the time he went traveling with an Instagram model. The only problem? She didn't speak a word of English! Then Jeremy tells us about how getting ghosted from his dream job led him to a career as a successful travel blogger. Finally, we deep dive into the challenges he has faced while living and traveling with Lyme disease. Support the show - Submit your travel story - Support this podcast
Submit your story - Support the show - Jules kicks off this week's episode by telling Christine a Voyager story about a Papua New Guinea phone thief who received some interesting local justice. Then Christine tells Jules the wild story about an American couple who visited Mexico and received a very different kind of local experience... kidnapping. Did you listen to our very first Voyager Chat last week? Our guest tells us about drinking with the Taliban, the Russian mob and more! Support this podcast
We’re starting a whole new series here on the Not So Bon Voyage podcast! We’re still chatting about when stuff goes wrong on the road, but now we’re hearing it directly from the travelers! Every Thursday on our new “Voyager Chat” series, we’ll be bringing on some incredible guests. They’ll range from travel influencers to journalists, entrepreneurs to comedians and everyone in between. What do they have in common? They all have an epic story of a time their travels went completely wrong. And they’re going to tell us all about it! Listen to our first ever Voyager Chat to hear how Michael Hilliard ( The Red Line Podcast ( ) has escaped some truly hair-raising situations on his travels around the world. Support the show - ( Submit your travel story - ( Support this podcast
Submit your travel story - ( Support the show - (   This week we get straight into the crazy travel stories with a controversial tale that some of you might remember from the headlines in 2018. John Allen Chau was a young missionary who wanted to travel to the most remote parts of the world to spread the word of God. Unfortunately, things went very south on an isolated island off the coast of India. This story is so intense we only have time for one story this week, but we wrap up with a couple of funny In The News stories. An airport crab invasion and the sailing trip to nowhere. Support this podcast
Support the show ( Submit your travel story ( Because our travel stories are so good this week, we’ve decided to skip our In the News stories! And let’s be real, there’s not much happening in the travel news anyway! Jules tells Christine about an Italian man with a love of running in extreme conditions, including the Sahara Desert! But when he loses track of his running trail, he faces challenges and has to do unspeakable things to stay alive. Then Christine tells Jules a true crime travel story that you won’t believe. Two men go camping along the Appalachian Trail in Virginia. After befriending a stranger at their campsite they soon find out they’re the ones being hunted. Bring your Swiss army knife for this one, because you’re gonna need it! Support this podcast
Support the show - ( Submit your travel story - ( We kick off this week’s episode with an exciting update! We’ve launched a Patreon page! You can now support our podcast by becoming one of our patrons, which includes exclusive bonus content. We’ve got lots of cool rewards including bonus episodes, video content, shout outs and more! Then we give an update on Bert who is sailing the world solo and chat about people who left for their dream trips around the world just before COVID-19 hit… ouch. For our main stories Jules tells Christine the harrowing tale that starts with two men attempting to climb New Zealand’s tallest mountain and ends in a Mount Everest controversy. Then Christine tells Jules about what happens when a snowboarder gets into a life-threatening accident and then realizes he is his only hope for survival. Grab your ski pants, because this is an icey one! Support this podcast
Submit your travel story - ( Connect with us on IG - (   Not many people are traveling at the moment, but we’ve still have some crazy travel stories from in the news, including a man doing the ultimate self-quarantine by sailing solo around the world. Christine tells Jules the story of two couples who go on their honeymoons and end up in very different situations! One couple ends up stuck in paradise and the other ends up on the hiking trip from hell!  Then Jules tells Christine about frightful Flight 811 that started with a literal bang and ended in heroics! Support this podcast
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