Airport_sreeningWas your honeymoon hijacked by a hurricane?  Did your kid get poison ivy on the first day of your family holiday? Did a grumpy TSA dude make you miss your flight to Florence? Share your stories on our next TravelingMom Monday Twitter party, from 9-10 pm ET on Oct. 25.

Our sponsor is Travel Guard’s World’s Unluckiest Traveler Contest. Whatever bad thing has happened you on your travels, we hope it’s not as bad as the stuff that happened to these unlucky travelers—like the guy who contracted a parasite after eating like a local in Peru or the grandma whose birthday cruise ended when fire broke out in the middle of the night or the gal whose leg was broken by a rogue wave on her first day in Hawaii. Oy. Those are some unlucky travelers. Watch the video here.

Such seriously awful travel stories are not required for attending this TravelingMom Monday Twitter party. We’re looking for people who have been there, done that and are now ready to laugh at their misfortune.

It will be fun. (And we’ll have prizes.) All the details are below.


Wondering what the heck is a Twitter party? We can help.

Party Details:

WHEN:  Oct. 25, 9-10 pm ET (8-9 pm CT; 7-8 pm MT; 6-7 pm PT)

WHO: Panelists @KimOrlando  @CindyRichards  @cc_chapman  @luxurytravelmom  @chaotic_barb @crazycanuckblog @momfluential and @complicatedmama

WHAT: Twitter party – Unlucky Travelers

HOW to JOIN:  Follow the hashtags #TMOM #Tguard

Or follow the custom Tweetgrid here.


Along with this fun discussion, Travel Guard is offering prizes. You can be eligible to win a cool WUT (World’s Unluckiest Traveler) T-shirt just for RSVPing here. If you RSVP here AND join us on the Twitter party, you can be eligible to win the grand prize–a Flip Camera and four backpacks filled with travel goodies.

There are four ways to enter:

1.       RSVP for the party below by leaving your Twitter handle. If you don’t have a Twitter handle, you can still enter by leaving a comment below telling us why you aren’t on Twitter (i.e. “It’s stupid,” or “How can I say anything important in 140 characters or less?”)

2. If you are on Twitter and would like an additional entry, help us spread the word about TravelingMom Monday by tweeting:

#TMOM Twitter Party 10/25, 9pm ET Share your stories of travels gone bad and tell us how you overcame them. RSVP:

Then come back here and leave a new comment telling us you tweeted the party promotion and you’ll get a second entry. All tweets must be sent before 9pm ET on October 25.

3.       “Like” Travel Guard’s World’s Unluckiest Traveler contest on Facebook, then come back here and leave another comment telling us you did.

4.       Read the World’s Unluckiest Traveler stories, then come back here and enter a comment with the link to your favorite story.

Throughout the party, we’ll choose winners of Travel Guard swag from the RSVP list. The Grand Prize winner will be awarded at the end of the party to someone on this RSVP list WHO ALSO HAS PARTICIPATED IN THE PARTY. If you cannot make the party, you are not eligible to win the grand prize.

All winners will be chosen using You will have 48 hours to respond and claim your prize. Winners please DM your address to  @aidenscross and allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.