Get a bite and your number one refreshment and prepare to get comfortable, as you’re going to peruse some really rousing travel tales about extraordinary outings. Some of my favorite bloggers share their favorite travel tales in this roundup.

You’ll hear about people going on sacred pilgrimages, growing after their first solo female travel experience, deeply connecting with the locals on the road, and stepping outside of their comfort zones in ways that completely change the course of their lives.

Additionally, if you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind travel experience, the following travel short stories are likely to provide it.