Everyone has tales of frustrating flight delays, missing baggage and hotel mix-ups that we regale to friends and family when we return. However, when you put things in perspective, these petty mishaps are just minor inconveniences compared to some of the real travel nightmares out there. Wait till you hear about these eight hellish holiday stories. They just might make you never want to leave the comfort of home again. Of course, we don’t really advocate forgoing travel just because accidents happen. But watch and shudder at the misfortune of these poor people and their misadventures around the world. Thankfully everyone lived to tell the tale, but these are not the kind of vacation memories anyone wants to have.