Travel Tales Monthly Bookazine

Travel Tales Monthly
No. 11 May 2015

Travel Tales: Planes, Trains & Automobiles

My new Travel Tales Monthly issue No. 11 for May 2015, a monthly book-of-the-month bookazine, is now available in my eStore. Go to for more information and to purchase or subscribe.

Michael Brein’s Travel Tales Monthly Bookazine Issue No. 11 for May 2015 contains among the best travel stories from Michael’s huge collection of about 10,000 travel tales that he has gathered in interviews with nearly 1,750 world travelers and adventurers during his four decades of travel to more than 125 countries throughout the world.

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Remember the funny movie with John Candy called “Planes, Trains and Automobiles?” Well, actually, trains, buses, cars, taxis, VW buses, vans, tuk tuks, camels and other miscellaneous transport-related stories are what this issue of Travel Tales Monthly is all about. Not airplanes, trains, and ships stories this time, mind you; these are covered elsewhere in The Travel Psychologist Travel Tales Series with ebooks specifically devoted to these particular subjects.

In this Issue

A train, bus, car, ship, airplane, taxi or other form of travel transport is invariably in the news today. And so it is: there’s hardly a day now that a transportation-related incident or accident of some sort or another is not in the news somewhere.

Therefore, we’re a lot more concerned about the modes of transport that form a very significant part of our travel lives, so, naturally, we’re taking a lot closer look at our travel transport these days than we have ever done before.

And regarding the psychology of travel, in particular, we should take a much closer look at what actually happens to us on the various forms of transport that we take in our travels and how this all impacts our travel-lives. And so, in The Travel Psychologist Travel Tales Series, this is exactly what I do.

Transportation stories include the full range of the human land, sea, and air travel transport experience, including a variety of forms of travel transportation.

From our departures, through our on board experiences, to our arrivals at our destinations, there is the potential for all sorts of incidents to impact our travels.

Transportation is now more in the public eye than ever before. Thus, it is no wonder now that regarding the experience of transport we are not only more circumspect than ever before—we are, on closer view, now much more aware of how our transportation experiences are now seen to elicit the full range of the human experience.

And in this one particular unique microcosmic window of scrutiny we see that transportation is but one unique travel environment in a cornucopia of many others, and one that is neither unimportant, insignificant, indistinct, nor independent with respect to the overall experience of travel.

Love it, hate it, or simply endure it, the lure of getting to somewhere, whether as just a means to a place or as an end in and of itself, the activity of moving about from A to B, per se—transportation travel stories not only endure, they are on the increase.

Whether you’ve survived a scary transportation incident, been scared speechless by drivers or harassed by them because you failed to negotiate your price—and a host of a lot more things that happen to you the course of your transport, your transportation travel tales are memorable, and it is my personal mission that some of them are repeated here!

Your travel transportation stories deserve to be told, and some of them appear here in this issue. Please enjoy the selection of transportation travel stories in issue No. 11 May 2015 of Travel Tales Monthly.

Introduction to Travel Tales of Planes, Trains & Automobiles.

Part 1

Travel tales of transportation is divided, for the time being, into two parts simply because there is so much material.

Part 1 appears here in the current Travel Tales Monthly issue No. 10 April 2015 and serves as a general introduction to this subject matter.

Part 2

The unabridged, expanded forthcoming ebook Travel Tales of Planes, Trains and Automobiles, part of The Travel Psychologist Travel Tales Series, is a larger volume and includes both Parts 1 and 2. Basically, it will include more of best travel stories within the first batch of the original collection of recorded travel tales.

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The travel stories in Part 1 consist mainly of the most interesting travel tales of Michael Brein (me), the author plus some other contributors, which have appeared so far in my Travel Tales Monthly and Travel Tales Collections series.

The travel stories in Part 2 contain, additionally, some of the best and greatest stories of world travelers and adventurers whom I’ve encountered and interviewed throughout my travels over the last four decades to 125 countries.

These additional stories will not have yet appeared in The Travel Psychologist Travel Tales Series.

Mostly your travels will typically be fairly exciting and interesting, but not necessarily deep and profound. Some of your travels will no doubt be great, meaningful, and memorable, though, not necessarily life-changing or life-threatening by any means. 

But truly astounding and memorable things can happen to you at almost any turn along the way.

I hope truly momentous travel events of the good kind happen to you, and those of the bad kind do not. And I sincerely hope that the great selection of travel tales that appear in these pages will give you pause to think about your life and your travels and give you a hopeful hint of what possibly lies in store for you in your own future travels.

If something fantastic and interesting happens to you, you deserve to also be in these pages!

Got a great travel tale for The Travel Psychologist Travel Tales Series?

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