Travel Tuesday: 10 questions

travel blogger nzmuse q&A

(Hat tip to Kara for this one! When I saw this on her blog I just knew I had to do this too)

1. Your most treasured passport stamp? I was super bummed to realise that I wouldn’t get passport stamps for all the Schengen countries we visited in Europe! Otherwise Italy would be top of this list. Instead, I will go with the stamp I got when we landed at JFK in New York. I’ll never forget the interminable baggage delay, the chipper customs official, and our first glimpses of the city from the Airtrain. So exciting.

2. Can you recite your passport number from memory if asked? Um, yep. And T’s too, because it’s only one digit different.

3. Preferred method of travel: Plane, train, or automobile? Probably by car, with T driving. Our road trip of the US was so comfortable – planes have nothing on it, nor do even the nicest trains.

4. Top three travel items? Smartphone, Camelbak, comfy shoes. (More on my packing style here!)

5. Hostel or hotel? Not fussed, whatever’s more cost-effective. I like the privacy and amenities of hotels, but we’ve met some cool people at hostels and had experiences we never would’ve had at a hotel.

6. Are you a repeat visitor, or do you prefer to explore new places? Definitely prefer to explore new places. So many to see! That said, if money was no object I’d love to go back to Italy and Greece (and of course I want to revisit New York).

7. Do you read up on your destination, or do you wing it? I like to read up a little so I know what I’m in for and can try to orient myself once we get there. I remember arriving in Hanoi and being dropped off at a travel agency by the bus and having NO idea where we were.

8. Favourite travel website? I don’t really use websites a lot except in the research stage. I do use Booking.com for accommodation and while in the US, Yelp for finding places to eat. But these are the travel apps I swear by.

9. Where would you recommend a friend to visit, and why? I’d have to ask them a ton more questions to narrow down what they want first!

10. You’re leaving tomorrow and money is no option; where are you going? Ooh! Well, in that case … another RTW trip. We’d hit Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Russia, the Pacific Northwest, the Galapagos, and maybe Mexico.

15 thoughts on “Travel Tuesday: 10 questions

  • Reply Stefanie @ The Broke and Beautiful Life May 14, 2014 at 00:04

    The way I approach every trip is different. Sometimes I’m super regimented, other times I’m totally winging it. My favorite passport item is my visa from Thailand. It’s so beautiful and colorful.

  • Reply save. spend. splurge. May 14, 2014 at 00:28


    Also, our passports are also only one digit apart 🙂

  • Reply Hannah @ Wise Dollar May 14, 2014 at 01:38

    When I’m planning to travel, I usually do a lot of research first. It’s good to have an idea where are you going to and what are you going to do with that country or place.

  • Reply Suburban Finance May 14, 2014 at 02:46

    I’d definitely to travel around the world if money is no option haha. To be honest I like hotels better, with more privacy, although can be more expensive most of the time.

  • Reply Mario Adventuresinfrugal May 14, 2014 at 05:27

    Sigh. I wish I’d traveled enough for this to make sense… Hopefully soon enough I can do this

  • Reply Mackenzie May 14, 2014 at 08:30

    I love this! I can’t wait to travel outside the U.S. and actually be able to answer some of these questions 🙂 But I know if money were no object, and we had to leave tomorrow, we would go to London! It’s tops on my list!

  • Reply Nick May 14, 2014 at 20:02

    I was pretty proud of my collection of passport stamps from my last trip and then my passport expired. So I have a new one now with just an Indian visa so far.

  • Reply Hannah Wasielewski May 15, 2014 at 05:57

    My passport is getting filled up with various stamps around South America, and it still has 6 years left! I just hope it’ll last 6 more years and I can get pages added, the stamps are just too pretty.

  • Reply Peter May 15, 2014 at 12:00

    Traveling to Kazakhstan in 2 month. Good stuff to take note of. Thanks.

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  • Reply Makinthebacon May 16, 2014 at 07:48

    When I did my Europe trip, I actually kept that passport because of all the stamps on it. My dream would be to fill every page of my passport with stamps from lots of different countries.

    Now I want to do a post like this too! I have time before my trip. I’ll do it now! 🙂

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    Couldn’t help but play along too – linked back as well!

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  • Reply Emily May 24, 2014 at 06:03

    I think my most treasured passport stamp is from Egypt 10 years ago because I’d always wanted to go but never thought it would be possible. It was a real eye-opener!

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