travel jokes

  • alligatorA tourist was admiring the necklace worn by a local Indian.

    "What is it made of?" she asked.

    "Alligator's teeth," the Indian replied.

    "I suppose," she said patronizingly, "that they mean as much to you as pearls do to us."

    "Oh no," he objected.

    "Anybody can open an oyster."

  • bus interiorWhile riding the bus, my mother noticed a young man, who was holding onto the same pole, staring at her. Eventually, he said, "Excuse me. This is my stop."

    Since she wasn't blocking his way, she was confused. "Well," she said, "go ahead."

    "And this is my pole," he said.

    My mother was completely perplexed until the young man added, "I just bought it at the hardware store to hold up my shower curtain."

    And with that, he picked up his pole and carried it off the bus.

  • horsesMy wife and I went to a "Dude Ranch" while in Texas.

    The cowboy preparing the horses asked if she wanted a Western or English saddle, and she asked what the difference was.

    He told her one had a horn and one didn't.

    "Well," she replied, "the one without the horn is fine. I don't expect we'll run into too much traffic."

  • megaphone lettersA Swiss man, looking for directions, pulls up at a bus stop where two guys are waiting.

    "Entschuldigung, koennen Sie Deutsch sprechen?" he asks.

    The two guys just stare at him.

    "Excusez-moi, parlez vous Francais?" he tries. The two continue to stare.

    "Parlare Italiano?" No response.

    "Hablan ustedes Espanol?" Still nothing.

  • airplane trip from Indianapolis to ChicagoUnaware that Indianapolis is on Eastern Standard Time and Chicago on Central Standard Time, Bob inquired at the Indianapolis airport about a plane to Chicago.

    "The next flight leaves at 1:00 p.m.," a ticket agent said, "and arrives in Chicago at 1:01 p.m."

    "Would you repeat that, please?" Bob asked.

    The agent did so and then inquired, "Do you want a reservation?"

    "No," said Bob, "But I think I'll hang around and watch that thing take off."

  • rockA lady on her first visit to Yellowstone National Park said to her guide, "Look at all those big rocks. Wherever did they come from?"

    "The glaciers brought them down," said the guide.

    "But where are the glaciers?" The lady asked.

    "The glaciers," said the guide in a weary voice, "have gone back for more rocks."

  • Tourist asks cabbie if Israel is really a healthy country.Mr. Peterson, a tourist from Toronto, arrived in Israel.

    In an airport taxi cab, Peterson asked the driver, "Say, is this really a healthful place?"

    "It sure is," the cabby replied. "When I came here I couldn't say one word. I had hardly any hair on my head. I didn't have the strength to walk across a room, and I had to be lifted out of bed."

    "That's wonderful!" said the tourist, "How long have you been here?"

    "I was born here."

  • When luggage goes missing.A student was heading home for the holidays.

    When she got to the airline counter, she presented her ticket to New York and as she gave the agent her luggage she asked,

    "I'd like you to send my green suitcase to Hawaii, and my red suitcase to London."

    The confused agent said, "I'm sorry, we can't to that."

    "Really? I am so relieved to hear you say that because, that's exactly what you did to my luggage last year!"

  • rest areaLeaving Montreal for Quebec, I decided to make a stop at one of those rest areas on the side of the road.

    I went into the washroom.

    The first stall was taken so I went to the second stall. I'd just sat down when I heard a voice from the next stall... "Hi there, how's it going?"

    Now I'm not the type to strike up conversations with strangers in washrooms on the side of the road. I didn't know what to say, but finally I said, "...Not bad..."

  • canada flagAn American and his wife were driving in Canada and got lost on the prairie. After what seemed like forever, they finally came to a city.

    When they saw a gentleman on the sidewalk they pulled up to the curb and the lady wound down her window and asked: "Excuse me, sir.  Where are we?"

    The gentleman replied, "Saskatoon, Saskatchewan."

    The woman rolled up the window, turned to her husband and said,

    "We really are lost. They don't even speak English here!"

  • lumberjack wood"Be a lumberjack: Saw the world."

  • train stationA few years ago, I decided to visit my brother who was stationed in Germany. I assumed that most Germans would speak English. But I found that many people spoke only their native tongue - including the ticket inspector on the train.

    He punched my ticket, then chatted cordially for a bit, making gestures like a windmill. I simply nodded from time to time to show him that I was interested.

    When he had gone, an American woman in the compartment leaned forward and asked if I spoke German.

    "No," I confessed.

    "Then that explains," she said, "why you didn't bat an eyelid when he told you that you were on the wrong train."

  • plane passenger windowThe passengers were leaving the plane after landing, and one smiling, satisfied passenger paused to congratulate the flight attendant.

    "Stewardess," he said happily, "I want to compliment you and the crew and especially the captain for getting here right on time. It's not often that an airline gets to where it's going exactly when they claim it will. I'm going to call your home office and let them know how pleased I am."

    "Why, thank you, sir," the flight attendant answered, "but I think you should know--this is yesterday's flight."

  • man afraidSo, apparently airport security doesn't like it when you call shotgun before boarding a plane.

  • drumAn anthropologist was assigned to Borneo, where he found a guide with a canoe to take him up the river to the remote site he where he would make his collections. At noon on the second day of travel up the river they began to hear drums.

    "What are those drums?" asked the anthropologist, knowing he was in cannibal country.

    The guide turned to him and said "No worry. Drums OK, but very bad when they stop."

  • A joke which ponders if mushrooms are the meaning of life?***Warning - this one is a real groaner!***

    It was back in the old days and my friend was into this new age wisdom and spirituality and stuff. Well, one day he heard of this special guru who knew the meaning of life in the universe, so my friend drove from Blairstown to the airport in Newark and caught a plane to India.

    When the plane landed in India he took a train. When the train got to the end of its track he got off and rented a jeep. He drove the jeep to the foothills of the mountains and borrowed a donkey. He rode the donkey until the donkey could go no further and then walked up the mountain to the guru's cave. He entered the cave and he told the guru that he had come to find the meaning of life in the universe.

    The guru said that the meaning of life in the universe was mushrooms.

  • joggerA man had been driving all night and by morning was still far from his destination. He decided to stop at the next city he came to and park somewhere quiet so he could get an hour or two of sleep. As luck would have it, the quiet place he chose happened to be on one of the city's major jogging routes. No sooner had he settled back to snooze when there came a knocking on his window. He looked out and saw a jogger running in place.

  • map forest"We pass this way but once," we have heard it said. But my wife has learned that, unless I've studied a map, that isn't necessarily true.

    So I understand the fix a local hunting guide got himself into.

    His party became hopelessly lost in the mountains and they blamed him for leading them astray. "You told us you were the best guide in Colorado!" they asserted.

    "I am," he said, "but I think we're in Wyoming now."