TRAVEL STORIES

Adventures that take you there.

“Travel stories from tremendously inspiriting wanders,” is what I say when asked about this travel blog.

So what are you waiting for? A plane ticket? More than likely you are if you stumbled on a website about travel stories. You’re just jonsing to get out there again. I don’t blame you. But while you wait, get inspired and read these unique stories.

All OAJ writers have one thing in common: to bring back a little of the world & share.

TRAVEL STORIES ADVENTURES EXPERIENCES AWESOMENESS

TRAVEL STORIES

“Travel stories from tremendously inspiriting wanders,” is what I say when asked about this travel blog.

So what are you waiting for? A plane ticket? More than likely you are if you stumbled on a website about travel stories. You’re just jonsing to get out there again. I don’t blame you. But while you wait, get inspired and read these unique stories.

All OAJ writers have one thing in common: to bring back a little of the world & share.

Life is a collection of experiences:
Funny Beautiful Horrible Euphoric...

dive into a traveler's life.

Ninja Pussy Blow-Dart | Bangkok, Thailand

What Vegas is to forty-five-year-old businessmen with cul-de-sac hairlines and cocaine-ravaged septums Bangkok is to twenty-five-year-old backpackers with sun-kissed skin and alcohol-soaked livers (and...

The Maharaja of Sydney | Udaipur, India

Traveling offers adventures, misadventures, stories, and freedom to escape oneself and be part of another culture. Enjoy this tale of how Benjamin becomes a Maharaja in India.

Nine Lions and a Buffalo | Zimbabwe, Africa

This is nature in its most raw form. Wonderful travel story of a safari in Zimbabwe. Not for the faint of heart.

He Promised Me Elephants | Kenya, Africa

A traveler wants to see elephants in Kenya, Africa but discovers a new-found animal...the horny male. Enjoy Matthew's experience.

The Road to Dahab | Jerusalem to Egypt

"The sun setting against the beige Jerusalem stone fills me with the traveler’s nostalgia of not knowing when or if I’ll ever stand here again." A perfect line from this travel story. Enjoy Nikki's journey.

Scammed at the Honduras Border

Honduras has the highest homicide rate on the planet, police corruption, and great SCUBA diving. With that being said, and SCUBA out of the...

Police Cars are Cheaper Than Taxis: How to Seduce a Panamanian...

Her name was Zarra, which should’ve been my first clue. If she’d been a Millicent, our evening would have proceeded differently. Millicents don’t seduce...

Love, Death, and Protein in Panama

A quest to trace a Panamanian fish from boat to fork uncovers a chilly two-step, a murky aphrodisiac, and a phantom hat.

I got scammed in Budapest | Hungary

I felt my cheeks burn red as I started to panic…. I remembered reading about a scam a few years ago before I visited...

The Nagging Question – Cancun, Mexico

Ever find yourself face-to-face with a question: Is it a he or she? Traveler John experiences this, visiting Mexico & courts a beautiful woman.

So I Missed My Train. Ended Up On A Bus. Big...

Ready for that long bus ride? Get ready to experience some good ol' USA crazy.

Van Bathroom Breaks in Mardi Gras | New Orleans, Louisiana

DISCLAIMER: Story is NOT for the faint of heart or for those with an aversion to bathroom bloopers. For a little more than one month out...

The Grace of Stones: Dancing on a Rock Face in Luskville,...

My friend Sasha likes to paint stones. She collects them from a narrow dust road that leads to her apartment building. Among the towering...

Is Chinatown still there? | New York City, United States

It’s no surprise that businesses both big and small dominate Chinatown. After all, the first immigrant claimed to have arrive in the 1840s was...

Bad Guys and Borders (Dummy Wallets & Dumb Ideas), Canada

I’ve traveled extensively, and have learned that the world can be a hostile place for U.S. citizens abroad. Researching “next level” security options, I...

And This Little Tourist Swam With Piranhas | Amazon, Peru

Following the outline of the Madre de Dios river on the far outskirts of Puerto Maldonado, our tour group trekked through eight miles of...

Nocturnal vehicle invaders in Outback Australia

Exploring the great Outback is one thing but having the Outback's critters exploring you is another. Enjoy this traveler's story about being overrun by mice!

The Power of Going it Alone, Cusco, Peru

Ever wondered about that person eating alone at a restaurant? Ever feel pity for them? You shouldn't; they are only reveling in the latest adventure they experienced...aww the stories they can tell! Journey with this traveler as she travels to Peru with only a backpack and some courage.

The Poetry of Peru

Journey with this traveler as he makes his way to live his story. Traveling through South America to end up with his muse. (from Buenos Aires to Cusco by bus)

Up The Bridge and Over My Fear | Auckland, New Zealand

Climbing a bridge may seem tame when comparing it to bungee jumping off of one. But don't drop your guard; danger strikes during vulnerable times. Take this story as a warning.

STORIES & RECIPES

STORIES & RECIPES

Good stories and good food go hand-in-hand.

This is why we’ve paired our travel adventures with a delicious recipe that mirrors (in taste) the experience of a tale. Each recipe is inspired by a travel story.

Hope you enjoy!