How to make the most of a bad situation (in pictures):

First, celebrate the fact that you made it across 5 lanes after the engine died and lived.

Then, phone for help.

Check the oil.

It's not the oil.
Investigate contents of boot for props.

Take Barbie Uno to a new level of extreme.


Take a new Facebook profile pic.

Serenade passing traffic.

And then (if you’re a Christian or a gymnast) ribbon dance.

Take a nap.

Fend off super-creepy metro cops who stop, not to help you but to intimidate you. (Not photographed.)

Phone the insurance company again.

And if you’re patient, eventually you get to ride in a big truck!


Win your own travel mascot

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Sharon Waugh

Sharon is a writer, cruise ship entertainment host and freelance unicorn wrangler, living it up on the high seas. She also likes to photograph a plastic lawn flamingo in exotic locations because it seemed like a good idea 10 years ago and 53 countries later, it’s probably too late to turn back now.

 Sharon greatly dislikes reading “travel blogs” by people who are just rephrasing press releases or composing lists like “15 ways to travel the world for cheap”, specifically formulated for SEO, with absolutely no evidence that the writer has ever left their bedroom. (This is not one of those blogs.) Sharon also dislikes bigotry and referring to herself in first person, apparently.

To find out more about Sharon and Rodrigo’s travel aspirations read this.

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Practical travel tips and destination guides for anyone visiting any of the places I have been.

My thoughts on travel mascots, photographing your butt in exotic locations and the addictive nature of cruise ship employment, among other things.

True stories about trying to find trolls in Norway, toilets in Denmark and getting flashed in Cuba, to name a few.

Tips for cruisers and crew members, as well as anecdotes from a variety of experiences at sea.