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"Wow, Good Things Actually Can Happen on the Road!"

Believe it or not, there are days when things go well: Flights are on time, hotel rooms are quiet, tour guides know what they’re talking about and the weather cooperates. Simply put, some of us are just plain lucky and have great travel experiences. Sometimes, we aren’t so lucky, yet are still able to turn negative situations into bearable, or even wonderful experiences. Where do you stand?

The stories in this section outline, amazingly, great days on the road. Don’t get me wrong, some of the stories actually start out looking like disasters, but turn out well for our travelers. So, even if you’re "Stuck in the Middle Seat™ " right now, reading these success stories will at least help you pretend you’re in first class!

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RankSay "Nuts" to Inflight Snacks

"Long ago, I gave up eating anything served on an airplane. Unless seated in first class, the stuff served now costs too much and is full of salt, fat and other junk. I buy huge bags of walnuts, almo…"

Posted By Samantha | cemments 0 | Airplanes/Flying
RankHome-Grown Car Service

"I have a win-win solution for transportation to and from my local airport. I hire college kids (whom I've known since they were toddlers) to be my driving service. They are much cheaper than a taxi o…"

Posted By Eric | cemments 0 | Ground Transportation
RankMailman Shoes

"I love to travel because it offers me plenty of time to get in my workout. Just ditched my club membership ... don't need it. I walk miles in every airport I visit. Talked to my mailman about his sh…"

Posted By David | cemments 0 | Airports
RankRental Car Survival

"Went to Hawaii last December and found out, the hard way, that the rental car company (Advantage) had gone out of business. My travel agent didn't even know about it. So, I got on the phone with tra…"

Posted By Sam | cemments 0 | Ground Transportation
RankSleep Well

"I was recently placed in a two-room "luxury" suite in a hotel in Vegas that was so noisy I couldn't sleep...elevator shaft right next to bed, and no extra rooms. I was stuck. Luckily, the living room…"

Posted By Fran | cemments 0 | Hotels
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