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Sometimes when you travel, the entire success or failure of your journey can hang on one simple decision. It can be your greatest travel decision or the most spectacular disaster.
"The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry." Most travellers would surely be familiar with that saying. Or they would at least understand its sentiment. It's a mantra for the travelling life, something you can mutter to yourself as your meticulously researched and painstakingly planned holiday comes crashing down around you in total disaster.
This is the reality of the travel experience: it very rarely goes according to plan. It almost never turns out the way you expected it to. This is both the glory and the frustration of setting out to seeing the world: you have to assume that some days will be spectacular successes, whereas some will be absolute disasters. And there's very little you can do to sway them in either direction.
I chat to travel writers Flip Byrnes and Keith Austin about misadventures - the times when it seems like your best-laid plans are determined to go awry. How does it happen? What's the turning point? How do you rescue it from the brink? And what was the crucial decision that caused it to all go wrong in the first place?
The answers, in some cases, are very surprising???
To hear about Flip's and Keith's misadventures that have resulted in some funny and some hairy travel tales, including an impromptu invitation to stay overnight in a cave in Petra, download this episode of Flight of Fancy.
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