Travel enriches the mind, body, and soul by challenging the individual with new experiences outside of their usual comfort zone. This is why some people love it and others hate it. Another reason people hate it? The inevitable travel fails.
One thing that’s nearly guaranteed when entering a new environment that may have different languages, customs, and norms than your own is that you will experience confusion, problems, and, possibly calamities.
In some instances, travel is ruined by the traveler, because they’re inflexible or unreasonable in the face of the challenges of navigating unfamiliar terrain. But often travel is simply ruined by circumstance, bad weather, or bad luck. For every story of a great vacation, there are two of an absolute travel fail or disaster, man-made or otherwise.
So here are some of the best/worst travel fails we found.