Indie Travel Challenge Roundup: Why You Travel, What You’ve Learned & Going Local!
Each Friday of the ITC we’re going to share the questions for the week and some of the responses we loved. If you want to be considered for next week’s round up, be sure you’re using the hashtag: #doyouindie when you share your post on Twitter. That’s the only way we’ll know you’re in!
This week we asked:
Why Do You Travel?
Gregory Rodgers of Vagabonding Life
After some research into various escape options, I came across Rolf Pott’s book Vagabonding; it was like a slap in the face. I levitated around for weeks, planning in secret, and not sharing my new dream with anyone.”
— Robb Saunders (@Robb_Saunders) November 1, 2015
Dani Blanchette of Going Nomadic
- I think it will help round out my education.
- Being exposed to different cultures is, I believe, a super important part of education.
- The food! I’m also a developing foodie, and I can’t wait to taste new dishes. Expect some posts about food!
At first, it was simply a means for escape. Be it school or work, travel gave a way to take a break from the busy schedules and stressful situations. Now, it has become so much more. I travel to immerse myself in new cultures, to meet new people, and to have new experiences; to test my boundaries and discover just how far I can push the limits of my being. Why do you travel? #DoYouIndie #vscocam #vsco #lblogger #tblogger #travelgram #traveladdicts #mytravelgram #igs_asia #igtravel #guilin #liriver #rtwtravel #whywetravel #karst #landscape #wanderlust
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Halley O’Reilly of Little Talks
How is having experiences better than possessions?
— Christine V (@Vaz921) November 3, 2015
Ashley, An American Abroad
— Jesse & Suzanne (@hotfootrini) November 3, 2015
Gretchen Jones, Roaming Jones
— Two Monkeys Travel (@2MonkeysTravel) November 2, 2015
What has travel taught you?
As a kid I would escape into books and correspond with foreign penpals, always wanting to know how others live, what others call home. In college I finally got the courage to go, see other worlds first-hand, and a year of studying abroad and solo travel saved my life. Travel has given me more strength, grace, humility, wisdom and happiness than I ever could’ve imagined. Here I am at the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro – the daydreaming little girl inside of me still in awe of the accomplishment. #doyouindie #questionone #adaylatesorry @bootsnall
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Nikki, Where is Noodles?
Travel has taught me teenagers, my teenagers, are awesome. And I can live without a dishwasher – although I’d like to have one. #DoYouIndie
— Fite Inertia (@FiteInertia) November 4, 2015
— inpartenza (@3inPartenza) November 4, 2015
Hometown Travel: Show us something local
— Stephen Lioy (@slioy) November 4, 2015
— Kelsey Ann (@WendAwayTravel) November 4, 2015
Hot Foot Trini
TO FIGHT THE UNBEATABLE FOE,
TO BEAR WITH UNBEARABLE SORROW,
TO RUN WHERE THE BRAVE DARE NOT GO.”
— Kaylene Chadwell (@KayleneChadwell) November 4, 2015
— Nellie Umutesi (@Adven_Chica) November 5, 2015
Tell us about a time local information changed your travels
I like what the full value says. It doesn’t mean “received” information is bad, it just super duper awesome to get a local view or interaction.
Think about it, do you want to travel the world, and hang out with people from your city/country? It feels safe to do so, but is it as expansive?
For me, I just love and feel loved when I put myself out there in other places and take that risk. Say Hi. Ask a question. Get out of the major tourist hubs where the local interactions are more often “built” for you.”
— Mojito y Cafe (@mojitoycafe) November 5, 2015
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