Category Archives: Travel Psychology

is about the human experience of travel and what it’s all about. Various essays and articles are presented on the subject of travel psychology. Sometimes they appear from time to time in the guise of a ‘course’ or a ‘primer,’ such as, ‘Travel Psychology 101,’ and more. Sometimes a short subject may appear on a very specific subject or theme. An example may be: “What is the Paris Syndrome?” “Why would someone want to know about travel psychology” is another.

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The Road to Strange:
Travel Tales of the Paranormal and Beyond

The Road to Strange: Travel Tales of the Paranormal and Beyond is part of Michael Brein’s travel tales series and contains among the best stories from Michael’s huge collection of travel stories that he has gathered in interviews over the last four decades.

“I’ve interviewed nearly 1,800 world travelers and adventurers in my own travels to more than 125 countries throughout the world. I am weaving their 5,000 or so fantastic travel tales into a psychology of travel as revealed by these very telling stories.”

“These are travelers I’ve met on planes, trains, buses, ships, tours, safaris, and in campgrounds, cafes, and pubs. These travelers have freely shared their most personal travel tales with me, which I, in turn, get to share with you now through my  Travel Tales Series, in general, and The Road to Strange, in particular.

Preface

I’m the “Travel Psychologist.” I originally coined the term “Travel Psychology” during my doctoral studies at the University of Hawaii, and then became the world’s first travel psychologist.

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A Travel Story

Bocca della Verita
(Mouth of Truth)

I’ve written an ebook and audiobook in my Travel Psychologist Travel Tales Series on the best of my own collected personal travel stories of my extensive life of travel. I’m so proud of this ebook. Why not have a looksee or a listenhear to Travel Tales of Michael Brein: My Best 100?

An Excerpt from
Travel Tales of Michael Brein: My Best 100

When it comes to stretching the truth once in a while, telling occasional white lies or seeing what we can get away with in our travels, we are not necessarily corrupt, evil beings: we are often just people stretching and expanding our boundaries a bit to see what more and how we can be.

Below is one of my best travel stories in my collection involving my visit to the famed “Mouth of Truth” statue in Rome. Not only have I placed my hand in this infamous mouth (and fortunately managed to retract it as well), but I spent a few hours one day observing others and came to a few interesting conclusions.

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A Travel Story

Looking for Lions in all the Wrong Places!

I’ve written an ebook and audiobook in my Travel Psychologist Travel Tales Series on the best of my own collected personal travel stories of my extensive life of travel. I’m so proud of this ebook. Why not have a looksee or a listenhear to Travel Tales of Michael Brein: My Best 100?

An Excerpt from
Travel Tales of Michael Brein: My Best 100

When it comes to experts and authorities, Americans, for better or worse, tend to rely upon and defer to so-called bogus ‘experts’! To read more about tainted travel advice, please see my recent post elsewhere on this site  http://michaelbrein.com/in-the-news-today-57/ Continue reading A Travel Story