Want to improve your travel photography?
The Prima PHKP001 tripod is lightweight, folds neatly for travel and might come in handy for helping you capture some of those perfect holiday snaps, video footage and more adventurous travel photography.
There’s a Prima PHKP001 tripod up for grabs, to take you travel photography to the next level!!!
To enter the prize draw, simply comment below, sharing your funniest travel moments using, #travelcomedy
Closing date 30th December 2019, midnight. Winner drawn from UK entries.
Being attacked by a black swan in the Bahamas would probably be one of my funny travel moments.
Do swans hate pink? My bright pink bag seemed to infuriate the swan, like red to a bull. Beak firmly locked on tightly and tugging at the bag really hard – I never knew swans had such strength!!!
Come to think if it, I was probably the only one who didn’t find it funny at the time – that swan had a seriously vicious streak, but I can confirm that no swans were harmed in the making of this funny moment!
Boarding an unruly camel in the Sahara Desert would be another one.
Plus listening to an absolutely ear-wrenching rendition of Whitney Houstons’ ‘I will always love you’ at a hotel karaoke beach night…not that I could have sung it any better 🤪🎤
Please do share some of your funniest travel moments below.
*Featured image of camel: source
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Thank you – you couldn’t make some of the up, lol 😄
#travelcomedy traveling back from America we got stopped on the bag search, it was my 6 year olds bag they were baffled as they couldnt identify what it was on the scanner, turns out it was a liquid toy that slimes, they weren’t amused at all, we thought it funny though
Being chased by a kangaroo in Australia! I had hired a camper van for a couple of weeks with my daughter, we had parked up at a camping site and I was making some sandwiches while she had gone for a wander. I was taking the sandwiches to her when a kangaroo came out of a nearby wood and started chasing me, I kept running and she kept laughing, I eventually got back to the van and shut the door. It had just never occured to me to throw away the sandwiches! #travelcomedy
Lol, sounds like they love a good sarny’ kangaroos are pretty fast too!! 🦘🥪
We tried to self drive up to the Grand Canyon, then realising whilst wheel spinning half way up a steep hill why everyone else was in a jeep! It’s still on my bucket list….!
Better luck next time 😊
#travelcomedy I ran on to the beautiful cocoa beach whilst we had a stop over in Florida and made it about 2 metres before I had to run/dive back on to the walkway!! My feet were blistered from the heat of the sun. Apparently I was the only one who wasn’t aware of this
Ouch!!!! But how would you know without testing it first lol 😆
#travelcomedy Not really funny at the time but went to Disneyland Paris with my gran – at the airport her handbag got stopped when being scanned – she’d only got a tub of baby powder in there!! #originalgangstagranny
Lol, is powder not allowed…..I’ll have to check the ‘rules’ next time – I got stopped in security recently for an unopened tub of Andrews Salts (for upset stomachs – just in case) – after close inspection they let me go through with it!!! 🤔
getting covered in dust from head to toe (my hair was even matted with dust) as we had a fun buggy ride in Punta Cana – there were 5 buggies and we all got to trail one another whilst driving on the beach and also my 15 year old son got to steer too!
Dusty hair – nightmare!!! 😆
Joining a horse trek and being chucked off into a blackberry bush. A lot funnier afterwards than at the time!
I certainly wouldn’t be laughing – prickly bushes and bruises spring to mind 🤨…but great entertainment for anybody watching, as long as you didn’t get hurt 😏
#travelcomedy can admit to having done the double in Canada, wen to Quebec with my sister and amidst the mountains was driving 5 dogs on a sled in style, until the sled lodged on the snow on a peaked area, electing to give a mighty shove with my sister in the sled, the dogs felt the slack and stared to accelerate downhill, sadly faster than I could run in boots holding the back of the sled and with an attempt to leap onto the runners at the back I missed and was then being dragged downhill face down in the snow, dogs getting faster and just my knuckles visible to the world, at that moment I could only decide to may Frank Spencer type wailing sounds to try and attract the guide on the sled in front. Thankfully she spotted I was no longer standing upon the sled and managed to halt the dog at the front of our sled. After likening me to superman for hanging on and flying she suggested my sister may wish to drive the dogs to give me a rest after 90 mins of driving them through the accruing snow.
With 15 mins left to return to base the guide pulled us over and explained to my sister we were about to be coming down the side of a mountain to a sharp turn so be sure to control the brake with the dogs so they dont go full tilt into the bend, we set off speed picking up as anticipated and as the bend grew closer from my front seat view I could see we wasnt slowing down, some colourful language was shouted at my sister to brake but then we had reached the corner, the sled flipped ito the air with me inside and I recalled seeing my sister had jumped off the back, The sled landed upon me and as I tried to move I felt the dogs pull against the sled. I realised at this point my weight was the brake and if I moved we lost the sled and the dogs, my lasting memory as I lay there was my sisters giggles and the words ‘Where’s my camera!’
Can laugh at both as nobody got hurt but from that point forward after finding out my sister had leaped from the back as it hit the corner, my sister was banned from driving the sled anymore for life if I was the passenger
Well done ‘Superman’ for surviving that ordeal – it sounds like a scene from an action film!!! I think a lifetime ban for your sister is in order lol ❄️ ☃️🛷 Thanks for sharing 🤗
The Frugal Frenchie
#travelcomedy seeing a male kangaroo lying on his side. A male copy of the “draw me like one of your French girls” scene 😂 We took a picture but I think we deleted it once we got it developed haha. Those were the days….
That sounds hilarious 🦘animals with a lot of personality!!
The Frugal Frenchie
Oh definitely, felt bad for staring but it was too funny!
Congratulations 🥳🎁🎉🎊 you won the #travelcomedy giveaway!!
#travelcomedy Such a long time ago on a school skiing trip – two of the other pupils got their skis stuck under and Austrian barn and the instructors found it difficult to free them. The other pupils could not see what I was laughing at and they were all forbidden to follow in case they did the same!
Lol, good job there wasn’t heavy snowfall at the time ❄️ ❄️ ❄️
Arriving at our holiday destination and seeing the beach. My friend wanted to go for a walk but I told him the tide was coming in. He was adamant it was going out so we went for a walk. I was right and we had a lovely paddle back to the promenade!
Ha, ha an ‘I told you so’ moment!! These are the fond memories neither of you will ever forget – job done!! 😆
So many funny moments from hols. For starters on the plane going on holiday I went to the loo for a number 2 and didn’t lock the door properly and a man opened while I was sat there with my pants round my ankles!!!!!
Went on holiday to turkey another time and went to go on a camel, I got on it and then it suddenly stood up and I flew off on to the floor, painful and embarrassing.
Oh no – these are high factor cringy moments lol. The loo one – well thankfully only one person saw you 😶 and the camel – well they should come with hazard warning signs ⛔️ it’s a long way down from that hump 🐪 🐫
I love Photography and had so many funny silly moments but I think the best is when we found a snake in our bed in the USA and I didn’t hang about long enough to get a photo!! Wish I had now
Umm, not sure if that’s a laughing matter – maybe that one’s for the ‘most terrifying holiday moments list’ lol Thank goodness it didn’t hurt you 😲 I wouldn’t have hung around for photo either!!!! 🏃🏽♀️
When we were young my mum and dad took us to Britanny. My mum was searching round a rock pool when she over heard an English speaking tour and decided to sneakily join the back to listen in. As she did she slipped and noisily fell into the sea on top of someone’s inflatable dinghy. Never have we laughed so hard at my mums love of freebies landing her in trouble
Ha ha, that’s brilliant Kirsty – I’m sure it was worth the risk, I love a freebie too!! 😄
sandy lynn ralph
when we were on holiday and visited a park there was a swan who seemed to hate my husband as it hissed at him and tried to chase him when ever we went past , it left the rest of us alone
Wow, swans seem to have some serious attitude problems!! 🦢🙄
Birds always make the funniest story, I was feeding them in the Lake District and all of a sudden I was surrounded by all the birds within a 5 mile radius. I was terrified at the time but now it makes me laugh #travelcomedy
Lol, I’d be terrified too -Michelle, strength in numbers!! 🐥
A goose stole my evening bag in Amsterdam – a true story – fortunately someone threw food at before it got back to the canal and it chose the waffle rather than the fashion accessory to take back onto the water!
Aaansd #travelcomedy #oops
A waffle over a lovely handbag – silly swan, but lucky you lol, glad you got your bag back 😄
IN A NATIONAL PARK IN THE USA HAVING MY LUNCH EATEN BY A LARGE DEER I JUST WATCHED IN DISBELIEF HAD TO LAUGH
Awww, that dear got a nice treat out of you 😉🦌
#travelcomedy on my first ever parent free holiday, my friend tried to skim a rock into the water, missed the ocean and knocked me out. It wasn’t funny at the time, especially when I had to explain the black eye to my family, but looking back..
That’s awful – a ‘rock’ can do a lot of damage!!
I was abseiling down a waterfall in the Blue Mountains, half my group were down & half were waist deep in water in a cave at the top. I’d abseiled on dry rock before but this was my first waterfall and it was huge! I managed the overhang but then I was immersed in the water and lost my footing, ended up spinning like a spider on a web! The guides were trying to shout down instructions but the water was in my face and I couldn’t hear! After 20 minutes of this one of them abseiled down and pulled me out so I could carry on down! My friend was like, ‘It was really funny for the first 5 minutes then it just got boring!’ #travelcomedy
Maybe it looked funny at the time, but I’d be worried about whether you were alright – glad you weren’t hurt. Thanks for sharing – and happy future adventures 🧗🏻♂️ 🤗
#travelcomedy Once I started arguing with a llama that was following me and he obviously decided to spit on me. Not funny at the time!
Oh no – stalked and spat at by a llama – not funny at all ☺️
WOW! I love the shot
A nice and interesting post, Cherryl and yes happens many a times with me and my family. Something or the other we would forget or flight would be delayed or at times the timings of the train would be all mixed up. But overall a great hilarious experiences after all.
Listening to the cringe worthy entertainment in our Austrian hotel every night schoen is still a catchword in our family so many years later
Cringey hotel entertainment – love that!! 😊
Funniest travel moment is rushing to the airport having already checked in online…. I had my big hold luggage, went through straight to security in airport… I had realised this was my hold luggage with me…..!! Felt so silly #travelcomedy
Lol, sounds like what should have made getting to departures quicker ended up taking longer!!! Your hold luggage must have been quite small for to head straight to security!! ✈️
#travelcomedy getting on a train that i thought went to Dresden but i was on my way to Hamburg! Just the 400 miles difference…
I’m guessing quite a bit different in ticket prices too 🤔
boarding the wrong train ending up in Glasgow #travelcomedy
Oh dear 🚊
Travelling from West to East in Canada, we noticed that it was getting more and more French. My friend asked if it was because we were getting closer to France.
The most I’ve laughed whilst travelling!
Lol, Geography wasn’t your friend’s strong point then….I know they speak French in Quebec 😆
#TravelComedy when I went lanzarote last year I wondered why my travel adaptor plug woulndt fit then I realised I had picked up the wrong one and had accidentally packed the USA one 🤦🏻♂️
Walking into a restaurant in Saint Lucia and people were looking at me. I thought they were admiring my white outfit. It was only when I went to the bathroom that I realised I had long streaks of mud on the back of my long white skirt from walking on wet ground after it had been raining.
It’s always risky wearing white – hope it didn’t ruin your evening 🙂
#travelcomedy we went to Crete and thought the only restaurants available were down this massively steep hill. After a few days we found a whole array of restaurants the opposite way from our hotel. Whoops
Lol, the joys of getting to know new places!! 😊
In 1981 on my honeymoon in Palma Nova, I went into the men’s toilets by mistake as I couldn’t fathom out the pictures on the doors. I could hear several people laughing outside in the bar, how embarrassing at the time but 38 years later, I think it’s funny 🙂
Lol, that’s definitely a funny one Caroline – and an easy mistake to make 😆
My funniest traveling experience was when i was lost in south africa in the wood i don’t remember where but i was extremely scared cause i was walking with my sisters and my uncle, i don’t know how i lost them, but i tried to find them but instead i found a dog and loved him so much that i didn’t want to leave him, but then they found me i was so mad 😭😭😭 #travelcomedy
I’m glad they found you Daniel!!
my funniest (though l didn’t think it funny at the time) was in Britain. Climbed mount Snowdon . . . fine! But coming down l think l was dehydrated ‘cos l could not stand, and had to come down on my bottom for the last two hours. Hubby thought it was hilarious.
Sounds like you were very weak, definitely not funny – nope. I’d be worried about you passing out or worse!! 😬 ⛰ 🏔 I bet the mountain views were amazing though!!
Made the classic mistake as a teen of eating all the fruit in the sangria jug and wondering why I spent the evening feeling a bit “odd” – #travelcomedy
Oh dear 🤢
Got so drunk on holiday, I fell asleep under a mini thinking it was my bed.
Not sure I’d be laughing at you – I’d be worried about you getting run over 🚘
Getting onto the Kirkstone pass as newcomers to the Lake District and not realising just what that road is like!
#travelcomedy Whilst I did not think it funny my friends did, they all got out of the car’ to photograph some Water Buffalo, leaving the car doors open, which rapidly filled up with a troopof Baboons
Wow, that must have been quite scary!!! 🤔
What about boarding the wrong train and ending up at a hen night…hilarious ..
Sounds like an entertaining mistake to make 🚆
While climbing up a rickety ladder in a bell tower, one of the first in the group to do so, I realised that it had not been a great day to wear a light skirt as a gust of wind came along and exposed my bright pink undies to everyone below! I couldn’t even let go of the ladder to grab the skirt and save my blushes. *Mortified*!. Everyone else had a great laugh though!
Lol yes that sounds like a very unfortunate one for you – hopefully nobody took a photo!! 😆
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How I wish I could actually enter this giveaway contest. I have a travel blog where I wrute about beautiful places in the world and i would love to travel someday and fulfil my dreams. So i don’t have a travel story except one time when I was visiting a friend in another state and I had to pee really bad, I was so uncomfortable but I just had to endure. The journey took 6 hours and on getting to my friend campus, he was busy introducing me to his friends and I had to make a fake smile just to get it moving but unfortunately I peed and it was so embarrassing. My friend still laughs off the my look till date.
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Oh no – that’s one you’ll never forget!!! 😯Six hours is a very long time to go without the loo 🥴Happy future travels to you, I’m sure there are lots of happy memories and funny stories waiting for you in the future 🤗🔆
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Thanks so much 😊