The fabulous travel blogger Shane over at Sea Salt Secrets ran this Would You Rather: Travel Edition post on her blog and invited other bloggers to join in the fun. Here is my take on these questions….
Travel or focus on your career at the age of 25?
Can I choose both?! I want both! I guess as I come upon my 25th year I’d lean more toward traveling. I have many other decades to make lots of money and get ahead. (But I
not so secretly still want both!)
Have a $10,000 budget for a holiday and fly first class for $5,000 and stay in mediocre accommodation, or spend $1,000 on economy and stay in luxury accommodation?
I don’t mind economy at all. I fit into small spaces. I’d rather save on my flight. (If I were being truly honest I wouldn’t buy “luxury” accommodations either – I’d rather save that money for another trip!)
Never take the train or never take an airplane again?
Train. I’ve only taken one train and it was a short, easy experience. But I like flying and always want that as an option.
Stay in a palm hut along the seashore for seven days or stay in a log cabin in the woods for one month?
Palm hut along the seashore, preferably with a drink with an umbrella.
Wake up without your wallet or wake up without your passport and phone?
A passport is sort of fairly necessary in a foreign country and my phone typically has all my pictures. So I’d rather lose the wallet.
Be left behind in the bush on an African safari or be left behind in the water on a scuba trip?
I’d rather be left in the water. As much as I desperately want to go on an African safari, those animals scare me. I’ll take my chance on the sharks.
Lose your luggage but land on time or land twelve hours late with your luggage intact?
I’d rather pack a good carry on and forget it every happened! But if I had to choose, I’d rather land late with all my luggage intact.
Have an awesome job in a mediocre city or a mediocre job in an awesome city?
This is extremely hard. I guess I would have to have an awesome job in a mediocre city and take as many weekend trips as possible.
Be able to teleport to places you’ve already been or only be able to teleport to places you’ve never been before?
Definitely places I’ve never been before. I haven’t been to nearly enough places to be confident in staying within those cities. But I’d miss never seeing Vegas again.
Be stuck on a seven-hour delay, or turn up at the airport and realize your flight is tomorrow?
Realize my flight is tomorrow. I can find something fun to do for a whole day that doesn’t include sitting in an airport!
Be able to play every musical instrument that you touch or speak every language that you hear?
Travel back in time to meet your ancestors or forward to meet your descendants?
History affords me a glimpse at my ancestors – but I have no idea what my descendants would be like. So I’d definitely like to my descendants!
Have in-flight WiFi but no legroom (like, zero inches) or in-flight legroom but no WiFi?
I never use WiFi on a plane. Call me old-fashioned – I like to read books on my flights!
Be able to eat anything and any quantity of food with no negative health effects or be refreshed and well rested after only three hours of sleep?
As a traveller with Celiac, I’d always choose being able to eat anything and any quantity of food with no negative health effects.
Would you rather travel along the ocean floor or take a trip to outer space?
I can see the ocean anytime; I’d take outer space!
Die happy in five years or die unhappy in sixty years?
Happy in five years. No question about it. What’s the point of living if we aren’t happy?!