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This video is all about the dark side of traveling that no one is talking about: stolen passports, lost luggage, food poisoning, natural disasters, missed flights, being turned away at the border, and more. We’re sharing tips to avoid (and cope with) bad luck when you’re on the trip of a lifetime.
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We’ve experienced quite a few travel disasters and travel mistakes over the years and after each one, we realized there were things we could have done to avoid the problem altogether, or to cope with it better when it did happen.
Mat had his passport stolen in Rome, Danielle had food poisoning in Sydney, we missed a flight from Barcelona to Montreal, we had our luggage taken from the airport in Reykjavik Iceland, and we were turned away at the US border in our van and had to get a special visa that we’d never heard of to cross on our second attempt.
We’ve also met lots of other travellers who’ve had horrible experiences, from being robbed and injured to surviving natural disasters, and more.
While travel isn’t all bad, it’s important to prepare for the worst so you can enjoy your trip knowing that you’re ready for whatever happens.
We hope you found the information, tips and experiences we shared in this video helpful, but please do your own research before embarking on a trip because we’re not experts and we don’t know all the best tips for travelling to new places.
Thanks for watching!
Mat & Danielle
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