It happens. You miss your train from Venice to Paris and don't speak a word of Italian. You get so engrossed in the journey you're reading about that you miss your bus stop. You miss your flight because you rolled the dice on oysters at the airport and spent boarding call tied to the only airport seat lower than economy class.
Thankfully, Jon Bois, creative director at SB Nation, was traveling on January 2 and asked people to share their worst travel mishaps. The stories shared on Twitter are wonderfully cathartic for anyone who has dropped their spouse off at the airport 15 minutes before a flight because they badly misjudged traffic in an unfamiliar city. (Ahem.)