I blame my parents for giving me the travel bug. No seriously, it’s completely their fault that I am obsessed with seeing and learning about new places. See when we were young, we traveled all the time during the summer. It was one of the perks of having both parents as teachers. They had summers off so that meant we were always going somewhere.
As a family we traveled to Mexico (Cancun and Puerto Penasco), we drove to Florida to visit Disney World and in the meantime stopped in New Orleans (where I quickly learned that New Orleans is NOT a place for children) and Georgia, we took a trip to California, and fairly often we took what my family likes to call our “Texas trip” where we drove across Texas and stopped in all the major cities. And finally the biggest trip of my life was with my mom to London. Which you can read about in detail here.
See….totally my parents fault I’m not satisfied to just sit at home during the summer.
As an adult I’ve traveled even more, mostly in the US but as y’all know that is about to change in exactly 31 days I will be able to add a few international cities! Woo hoo! One more month y’all! ONE MORE MONTH!
So to celebrate the official one month mark I decided to jump in on a little game of Would You Rather. I’ve seen it floating around a few of my favorite travel bloggers (which I totally wish I could be by the way) and decided to partake.
WOULD YOU RATHER…………
one// Travel the world for free (hotels and airfare) OR have $400,000 deposited into your bank account now?
Oh my gosh, this is a tough one. I’m gonna go with, travel the world for free. That $400,000 would run out pretty quickly I think. So I would still be able to work and pay all my bills and boring stuff by working but then travel ANYWHERE I want FO FREE during all breaks. Done.
two// Be able to talk to all animals OR speak all foreign languages?
As much as I would love to be able to talk to my beloved fur babies, I’m gonna have to go with speak all foreign languages. I would definitely get a job with the Department of State. (Which is a job I’ve considered applying for lately).
three// Be attacked by a shark OR die by a tornado?
I’m guessing since there’s no “die by” in front of the attached by a shark option that means I survived the attack. And since I’m in no hurry to die, I’m gonna go with shark attack.
four// Never take the train OR take an airplane again?
I’ve only been on a train once (and I totally passed out and don’t remember the ride at all) so that’s what I choose for now. Maybe I’ll re-visit this post and change my answer after I actually experience train travel this summer. I love flying.
five// Visit Oktoberfest in Munich OR Carnival in Rio de Janeiro?
Oktoberfest for sure! Mostly because I want to wear a dirndl.
six// Take control of the airplane for 5 minutes (it’s on autopilot, but still…) OR take control of beverage service for the entire trip?
No desire at all to run a beverage service for an entire flight. People are picky. I’ll fly the plane.
seven// Wake up without your wallet OR wakeup without your passport and phone?
Wallet. Everything in the wallet can be replaced easily and the credit cards can be cancelled easily. What cannot be replaced easily while I’m overseas would be my passport. Then I’d be stuck. (But let’s be honest, if I got stuck in London, I wouldn’t hate it.)
eight// Be left behind in the bush on an African safari OR be left behind in the water on a scuba trip?
African safari. I’ve been watching Naked and Afraid a lot. So I’m fairly confident I could survive until someone found me. (Read….I would cry a thousand tears and then hopefully, maybe suck it up and try to remember what I saw on the TV show.) Open water on the other hand…..HELL NO!
nine// Lose your luggage and land one time OR land 12 hours late with your luggage intact?
My luggage was lost once and it was AWFUL. I hated every minute of it. So even though I would be VERY irritated to be 12 hours late on a flight, at least I arrived with everything I needed immediately. I think I could handle that. Plus, I’m one of those weird people who loves airports. So it wouldn’t bother me too much.
ten// Visit every country in Europe OR every state in the USA?
Every country in Europe. Don’t get me wrong I love and adore the good ol US of A. But there is something about a continent who’s countries have been around for thousands of years that just……pulls at me. I want to see it all. And then when I’m done I’ll visit every state. Because we maybe one of the greatest countries in the world but we’re also one of the youngest! 🙂
eleven// Move every 6 months (including internationally) OR live in the same place your entire life?
I lived in the same place until I was 18 years old. Now I’ve lived in 3 different cities and 1 state. And lemme tell you moving SUCKS. But if I could move to an international city for 6 months and then to another international city for another 6 months. I think that would be very….tempting.
twelve// Be able to teleport to places you’ve already been OR only be able to teleport to places you’ve never been?
Teleport to place I’ve never been. That would help me see more of this great big world!
thirteen// Go into the past and change something that’s already happened OR go into the future and see what your life ends up being like?
Hands down, go into the future and see what my life ends up like. If only to be reassured that I don’t end up a crazy cat lady, living alone in a house by myself. I really really hope that doesn’t happen.
That was fun! Feel free to steal these questions (I stole or rather borrowed them) or create your own.
And I’m dying to know:
Do you have the travel bug? Where do you want to go?
Happy Tuesday! 🙂