Funny travel stories every traveler has experienced bumps in the road. Bill Bryson tries to refamiliarize himself with his own country by walking the Appalachian Trail. This book is filled with wit and plenty of easily digested historical information about the areas he walks through.
Don’t Come Back
Sometimes when you’re traveling, things just don’t go as planned. And while many times these bumps in the road are not fun, they can also make for some hilarious stories. This is especially true when the mishap turns into a moment you’ll never forget.
One of the funniest travel stories ever comes from a singer/songwriter who was under the impression that her boyfriend was going to dump her and she decided to document it in song. The result was a viral hit that will have you laughing out loud.
The next funny travel story is from a couple who went on an unconventional honeymoon in Ecuador and Bolivia. Their journey is heartwarming, hilarious, and will leave you with a smile on your face.
While you might think that traveling to a remote village in Morocco to get a massage would be relaxing, it was not all that relaxing for this couple. They ended up getting bitten by giant mutant bugs, a doctor’s office that looks like Chernobyl, and a host who wouldn’t let them leave.
When it comes to funny travel stories, there are few that are as outrageous as this one. While traveling in a remote jungle, this author’s girlfriend lost her camera in the Nam Song River. Normally, this would be a lost cause, but her super boyfriend came to the rescue. It was all caught on video and is laugh-out-loud funny. The best part is, you can see the whole thing for yourself on YouTube. It’s a must-watch!
The Lost Continent
Bill Bryson is a master of the humorous travel memoir, and his first book – The Lost Continent – is no exception. It’s about his sidesplitting road trip around small town America, which he took in 1987 and again in 1988. The book is a hilarious (but sadly also somewhat heartbreaking) look at life in America’s rural and small city areas. The Lost Continent is the book that launched Bryson’s career, and it was the first of his travel books to become a bestseller.
Like many of the other funny travel stories on this list, The Lost Continent is filled with bizarre characters and situations. It’s also fairly violent at times, and it does not shy away from things like a flare gun shot to the stomach, a scorpion duel, a giant hermit crab and carnivorous seaweed fight, or an inquistador-like raiders with balloon accoutrements and inquisitional principles of social behavior. The film is a pretty wild ride, and it is probably best viewed as pure escapist entertainment.
Uncovering a Mysterious World
Although The Lost Continent is not one of Hammer’s most famous films. It does show that the company was capable of making a wide variety of genre movies. It seems as though the studio attempted to balance their Gothic horror output with some more thrillers and fantasy themed material, and The Lost Continent fits neatly into that category.
The film was not well received by critics upon its release, and it does not have a large following to this day. However, it is worth watching if you enjoy the humor in the kind of movies that Hammer made during the 1960s and 1970s.
This is a very funny movie, and it should definitely be watched with friends. The Lost Continent is an adventure with some strange characters and prehistoric creatures that should appeal to people who enjoy monster movies. It is certainly interesting enough to be watched for the humor alone. The film is also a bit of a time capsule of its period, as it was made during the peak of the British invasion of Egypt.
The Bike Ride Around Japan
If you are looking for a great way to see Japan, try bicycle touring. The country has some very interesting bike routes and offers some great accommodations. You can stay at Ryokans, which are traditional Japanese inns that offer onsen baths, and some of them also serve food. They can be found in the countryside and in most major cities. These inns are very inexpensive and usually have a kitchen where you can cook your own meals, or you can eat at local restaurants.
Another option is to stay in a capsule hotel, which is a cheap place to sleep that offers small sleeping booths for about $26 per night. These hotels are very popular in Japan and are a good choice for people who want to save money on their trip.
In the southern region of Oita Prefecture, our cyclist finds people surviving. Even prospering after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. We meet a peach grower thriving again, a family that rebuilt their seaside hotel. Shopkeepers who organized a summer festival after two years during the pandemic, high school students continuing Fukushima’s samurai horse riding legacy. Three women friends who have staffed a tiny country station together for 35 years.
We also follow a cycling expert who visits Hokkaido. Where he sees the lavender fields of Furano and experiences the unique Ainu culture. He also goes mountain biking in the island’s wild landscape and tries his hand at rafting on a turbulent river.
From the frenetic streets of Tokyo to Kyoto’s deer-filled parks and the ‘lost in time’ feeling of the Noto Peninsula. This series shows a Japan that is full of contrasts and surprises for the curious traveler.
The Galactic Freeway
This is one of my personal favourite funny travel story books. His stories are situational humour at its best and they will make you laugh out loud on numerous occasions.
This book is the hilarious tale of Arthur Dent who gets scooped up from his house. As it’s about to be demolished for a galactic freeway, along with his friend Ford Prefect. This is a classic that’s not just a funny travel stories. Is also full of witty observations and satire that’s bound to make you smile.
If you’re a fan of slapstick comedy then this is the book for you. It’s the hilarious tale of Maarten Troost who spends 2 years in Kiribati. A remote tropical island that he calls ‘the end of the world’. A lot of people think Florida is the stupidest place in the whole world, but loyal Floridian Dave Barry begs to disagree. He defends his home state in this funny book that’s full of ridiculous adventures like hunting for the Skunk Ape. Visiting Cassadaga to get his dog’s aura read and experiencing the thrills of alligator wrestling.
This is a fun and informative book that’s ideal for children. Filled with lots of ‘would you rather’ questions and surprising situations. It’s a great way to keep kids entertained while you’re on the road. It makes for an excellent educational tool at home too. The perfect gift for any travel lover.