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18 2013

Share Your Most Amazing Travel Stories

Can you remember that time a sight took your breath away? Or that romantic travel moment you knew you’d remember forever? We’re featuring amazing travel stories in a weekly blog series and we want to hear yours.


We’d also like you to tell us about…

  • The vacation moment you’ll never forget
  • The trip you took that made you fall in love with another culture
  • The most adventurous trip you’ve ever taken
  • The best get-away-from-it-all trip you’ve ever taken
  • The family trip that you and your kids will remember forever


…or anything else about your travel experiences that comes to mind. And if TripAdvisor helped you plan it, we’d appreciate hearing that too! Just email your travel story to with the subject line “My Amazing Travel Story” and include a photo or photos if you have them. You might be featured on the TripAdvisor blog!

Categories: Travel Inspiration

11 thoughts on “Share Your Most Amazing Travel Stories

  1. My husband and I drove out west from Indiana. WE started at the Kansas Corn Palace and ended at Mt. Rushmore. We then dropped down and came home through Colorado and the Rocky Mountains. it was just fabulous. We did a spur of the moment stop at Deadwood S.D. and ended up staying there two days. At Mt. Rushmore, I sat down on a seat at the amphitheater and just gazed up at the formation, I don’t mind telling you, I was overcome with emotion for a moment. At the Badlands, we managed to scare up to two curly horned sheep and watched them climb a spire right in front of us. At Custer park, leaving the part at dusk, we were surrounded by a herd of Buffalo. We actually just stopped the car and turned off the engine for about 10 minutes and sat there with them. These are memories and adventures that you can’t buy or would never trade.

  2. In 2012, when my son was 8 years old, we travelled to Italy for a wedding. Before leaving we were skeptical because we thought that he may be bored and miss being at home without his friends for a long period of time (18 days is a long time when you are 8). The entire trip was amazing and his enjoyment of travel was so exciting to witness. We have many fabulous memories but our favourite occurred in Venice. On our last night, we had dinner in a restaurant that was beside a smaller canal. Will, our son, sat by the window and for most of our meal he watched the gondolas pass by and talked to the gondoleers and their passangers. As we were eating dessert, a gondoleer pulled up to the building and was eye-to-eye with Will. The owner of the restaurant noticed and called Will over to the bar. He gave Will a beer to deliver to the gondoleer. Will delivered the beer and since has been telling everyone that drive-through in Italy is “way cooler” than drive through in Canada.

  3. In 2009, after an emotional break-up I booked a trip to the Amalfi Coast with Thomas Cook, UK for 10 days. Stayed in Maori, Italy. Visited cities all along the coast, as well as Pompeii. Nothing can make you feel love again like Italy. Italy is the romance the rest just falls into place

  4. Alway be on the lookout for wildlife in Yellowstone. While vacationing in Yellowstone we were staying in the cabins next to Old Faithful Inn. One evening we were walking up to the Inn. I overheard voices on the veranda above us talking about bison. “Where?” I asked. “Look yo your right, lady!”. There about six feet from us was a small herd of bison. Needless to say we hastened our pace!
    On another day we were walking on a boardwalk next to a steaming stream that was about six feet wide and down an embankment. A small herd of bison was grazing on the other side of the stream. I felt safe with the boiling hot stream between them and us, BUT I learned that it is no problem for a big old bull bison to jump that stream. He headed for the embankment about four feet in front of my kids and started rubbing his horns on the bank. They stood still, while Mom kept urging them to back up slowly. We have pics of that encounter.
    Always be aware of wildlife in Yellowstone!

  5. Highly recommended – Georgian Guide and Driver June 2013 .

    In June we spent a fascinating four weeks traveling in Georgia and Armenia. Our time in Georgia was enriched by our decision to get Gagi to organize a six day, five night private tour with his friend, Nica driving and guiding. We visited Mtskheta, Stepantsminda, Akhmeta, Telavi, Kvareli – Lagodekhi, Signaghi and Davit Gareja during these days. Nica’s genuine local knowledge opened opportunities to interact with local people and see a range of places, rather than just mainstream tourist attractions. These special highlights included visiting his friend, who along with Nica, makes his own wine in a traditional quevery, meeting Nica’s family and staying with an elderly neighbour in Telavi who provided us with amazing meals and hospitality.

    Gagi guided us around Tbilisi, using his archeological expertise and detailed knowledge; often conveying his love of Tbilisi and Georgia. We spent a fantastic day with Gagi, exploring not only main attractions mentioned in guide books, but also small backstreets and buildings that are not mentioned in guide books which have their own fascinating stories to tell. A particular highlight was his ability to bring to life both the ancient and modern history of Georgia and also his explanations of the Colchis civilization during our visit to the amazing display of Colchis jewelry in the National Museum, some of which he helped uncover on archaeological digs. We note some comments on Trip Advisor describing the National Museum as dull, but assure readers that Gagi will bring the visit to life with his authoritative and enthusiastic explanations. His help with train ticket bookings was also really appreciated.

    If you are going to Georgia and want to be looked after and gain a rich insight into the country, contact Gagi. We were truly fortunate to have come across Gagi and Nica. Furthermore, the cost was very reasonable compared to other quotes, and the service superb. Both Gagi and Nica are generous with their time and insights and we now count them as our best Georgian acquaintances.

    You can contact: Gagi Maxaradze through his email: Mobile phone: +995 599 50 49 92. Driver and guide Nika Mchedlishvili, Gagi’s friend, can be contacted via Gagi.

  6. I would like to know if I could take your picture. It’s for a school project and I will not sell it when it will be finished.
    Thanks you
    Sincerely Sandrine

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