Worst Travel Turkeys of 2013

From pilots sleeping on the job to flyers smuggling live animals in unimaginable places, we’ve seen some weird things on the 2013 travel beat. Grab some stuffing and gravy and read on for our top 10 travel turkeys of the year.

What a long, strange year it’s been for the travel industry. From pilots sleeping on the job to flyers smuggling live animals in unimaginable places, we’ve seen some weird things on the 2013 travel beat. Grab some stuffing and gravy and read on for our top 10 travel turkeys of the year.

By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

Her stories have also appeared online at USA Today, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Yahoo, Boston.com, TripAdvisor, Buzzfeed, Jetsetter, Oyster, Airfarewatchdog, and others.

The Handy Item I Always Pack: "Earplugs. A good pair has saved my sleep and sanity many times!"

Ultimate Bucket List Experience: Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro.

Travel Motto: "Don't be boring."

Aisle, Window, or Middle Seat: "Aisle (when the first class private suite isn't available)."

E-mail her at cmorse@smartertravel.com.

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