"Write what you know," the saying goes, and this certainly applies to the overall theme of my recent Globe and Mail guide to dealing with holiday travel chaos.
That said, there's a lot I couldn't fit in. Over the years I've faced many travel challenges I couldn't overcome using conventional methods (press credientials, bribes etc.). And this being the season of retrospective round-ups, I've assembled a few of them here. You know, for fun!
1. Car brakes down, complete stranger lends me his truck for the weekend. Yes, this happened (at the modest Quebec home pictured above).
2. I pay Air Transat $80 so I can sit with my wife and kids on a flight. Sounds simple, right? Wrong.
3. Laotian barge insurance does not cover "posterior damages." You've been warned!