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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

A Travel Story

Taxis from Hell!

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?

Taxicabs From Hell

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

When it comes to taxicabs, negotiate! negotiate! negotiate!

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A Hint of What’s to Come

A New Travel Tales Series

Introducing
The Travel Tales

Adventurer Series

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Over the last four decades, I’ve interviewed nearly 1,750 world travelers and adventurers in my own travels to more than 125 countries throughout the world. I am weaving their 10,000 or so fantastic travel tales — as well as my own — 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 or occasionally through other travelers. These travelers and adventurers have freely shared their most personal travel tales with me, which I, in turn, get to share with you now through my Travel Psychologist Travel Tales Series, in general, and my new Travel Tales Adventurer Series, here, in particular.

Each ebook and audiobook in my new Travel Tales Adventurer Series will feature a selection of noteworthy travel tales on a particular, specific country or travel theme, including complete stories and briefer vignettes. (See the accompanying photos of examples of some of my forthcoming titles in the series.)

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Travel tales are told here — but with this one unique difference — with my being the world’s first travel psychologist, you’ll get more of the psychological pay dirt behind the incredible travel tales told to me by these truly adventurous travelers.

Ebooks will be available soon through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Google, and Apple Ibooks as well as in my own ESTORE on this website.

Similarly, audiobook versions will be avaie through Audible, Amazon, and Apple iTunes.

Expect upwards of as many as 100 forthcoming titles in The Travel Tales
 Adventurer Series.

About the Author


The Travel Tales Adventurer 
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I am Michael Brein, aka The Travel Psychologist. I am an author, lecturer, travel storyteller, adventurer, and publisher of travel books and guides. I regularly appear in newspapers, magazines, blogs, and radio programs on the psychology of travel.

I am the first to coin the term travel psychology. As such, through my doctoral studies, work and life experiences, and world travels, I have become the world’s first — and perhaps only — travel psychologist.

I publish travel tales ebooks and audiobooks — collections of travel stories on very specific travel subjects, themes, and countries of interest. I also publish a travel guide series on sightseeing by public transportation.

I reside on beautiful Bainbridge Island, off of Seattle in Washington state.

You can view ‘The Travel Psychologist’ blog and website at http://www.michaelbrein.com.

You may email me at michaelbrein@gmail.com

I invite you to visit my ESTORE by clicking here ESTORE or in the navigation links above.

An Example

Travel Tales

Close Calls & Great Escapes!

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Travel Tales: Close Calls & Great Escapes, part of my new Travel Tales Adventurer Series, is a collection of very scary true travel tales of coming close to serious trouble in your travels, but managing to just barely escape in time.

Fearful things can and do happen in travel, but the odds are mainly in your favor: mostly these terrifying occurrences will not happen to you, but they could.

And when and if they do, you get to experience what real, raw fear is all about. These are almost always very unsettling occasions that can potentially pop up now and again in your travels.

This travel tales collection is the place to hear about some close calls and great escapes that have unfortunately happened to others. I hope they don’t happen to you in your own travels, but if they do, I sincerely hope you manage to escape as these travelers did. And, hopefully, you’re at least all the wiser for reading about them in these very pages.

A Hint of What’s to Come

The Story of Heine

An Excerpt from  
Travel Tales Monthly No. 12 June 2015

Heine Look-Like

I’m about to complete a new ebook and audiobook in my Travel Psychologist Travel Tales Series on the best of my collected travel stories so far on the paranormal and the strange. It’s interesting as hell! I’m so proud of this ebook. Why not have a looksee or a listenhear? 

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A Hint of What’s to Come

The French Waiter!
(In General)

An Excerpt from  
Travel Tales Collection No. 11 June 2015
Travel Tales of Paris & France

The French Waiter

I’m about to complete a new ebook and audiobook in my Travel Psychologist Travel Tales Series on the best of my collected travel stories so far on Paris and France. It’s interesting and funny as hell! I’m so proud of this ebook. Why not have a looksee or a listenhear? I even have a special offer for you this summer to help pave the way for you (see below).

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A Hint of What’s to Come

Verboten!

A Spooky Excerpt from  
Travel Tales Monthly No. 10 April 2015

[Travels of the ‘Spy’]
East Berlin, East Germany, 1964
by Michael Brein

Checkpoint Charlie

I’m about to complete a new ebook and audiobook in my Travel Psychologist Travel Tales Series on the best of the best of my collected travel stories so far. It’s interesting as hell! I’m so proud of this ebook. Why not have a looksee or a listenhear? I even have a monthly special this month to help pave the way for you.

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A Hint of What’s to Come

The Peterhof Fountain

A Hilarious Excerpt from
Travel Tales Monthly No. 9 Mar 2015

[Travels of the ‘Fool’]
St Petersburg, Russia, 2001
by Michael Brein

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The Squirting Fountains of the Peterhof

I’ve just completed a new ebook and audiobook in my Travel Psychologist Travel Tales Series on funny travel stories. It’s funny as hell! I’m so proud of this ebook. Why not have a looksee or a listenhear? I even have a monthly special for April to help pave the way for you.

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