When I began participating in Twitter chats I loved the amount of interacting and great information I was seeing. I also noticed that most chats were about travel. While I love traveling, I am more of an adventure junkie and enjoy local activities like camping and hiking and the occasional road trip. So, I started my own Twitter chat called #adventurechat on Monday’s at 10 am pst. It’s a fun and informative way for me to learn from everyone else’s adventures. I’ve had more than one person ask me for a blog transcript so here we go. I’ve taken out all retweets and responses that are confusing as well as putting all Q and A’s in order. While the pictures were beautiful I do not have the right to include them here but they are all a part of the full transcript on Travelogx.com. For my 28th chat, I had co-host @TTGLOBE4L to talk about Ageless Adventures. Here are the questions and transcripts from the chat.
- How has travel style changed over the years?
- Have you ever passed on an adventure opportunity you wish you had said yes to?
- What 'adventure item' would you most like to tick off your bucket list in the coming year?
- Have you become more or less adventurous over the years?
- What words of inspiration would you share to encourage the maturing individual to embark on a travel adventure?
- What travel tip have you learned that you wish your 18-year-old self had known?
- Are there any trips you consider out of the realm of people of a certain age?
- What is your best bargain adventure experience?
- What is your best break-the-bank adventure experience?
- Swimming with dolphins or diving with sharks?
@monicagoesshow Hey guys! Welcome to another #adventurechat! Who's ready to talk Ageless Adventures?
@TTGLOBE4L: Hi. I'm so looking forward to chatting with you all and hearing your answers to the questions we have for you.
@TTGLOBE4L: Ok let's get things started. Q1. How has your travel style changed over the years? #adventurechat
@TTGLOBE4L: A1. Less rushed with a focus on things I can really enjoy. Oh and more upmarket! No more hostels!
@monicagoesshow: A1: I create an agenda still but try to go with the flow more. Also, I push myself out of my comfort zone more #adventurechat
@WildlifeDest: A1. Less rushed with a focus on things I can really enjoy. Oh and more upmarket! No more hostels!
@BenOnAdventures: it's generally been the same but I love to try new things. #AdventureChat
@tinberrytravels: A1. From family holidays to long term solo travel to shorter term solo travel. Only been day trips recently.
@tripcipe: I've gotten more comfortable traveling on my own, and find more peace in solo travel now! I take more time for myself now #adventurechat
@s_raoks: A1 #Slowtravel as opposed to ticking off al the #mustsee places. Ok to change plans & owning up to it #adventurechat https://t.co/zSkkGXL7wL
@WildlifeDest: A1. Agreed - much more relaxed / focused. I want depth when I travel, really get to know the area
@JosiahSkeats: A1. I have much more focus on getting off the tourist trail and meeting the locals. #adventurechat
@s_raoks: A1 Unlike earlier, now I like revisiting an old place cz it gives me a new ( different) perspective #adventurechat https://t.co/zSkkGXtw8b
@CeecesTravel: A1: I have become a lot more aware of the experiences can have "off the book" #AdventureChat
@DonNadeau: A1. Never did sleep well in hostel group dorms. Now enjoy the luxury of private rooms. :) #AdventureChat
@TA_iceland: A1 Try new things. Age has its benefits as u learn 2 look after yourself & push ur comfort zone limits without being stupid #adventurechat
@TTGLOBE4L: Q2. Have you ever passed on an adventure opportunity you wish you had said yes to? #adventurechat
@TTGLOBE4L: A2: Sea kayaking in Cork last week because of my back injury! @jjkayaking #adventurechat @monicagoesshow
@BenOnAdventures: personally I haven't because I normally take those chances. I've seen others miss out though.
@monicagoesshow: A2: I’m usually the one everyone says no to! I’m always up for an adventure! Maybe some solo travel though #adventurechat
@tripcipe: A2 I'm sure there are some things I missed out on but I don't look back or regret my travels.. be positive and dont look back
@WildlifeDest: Meeting strangers is one adventure I never want to pass up. Best part of travel! #AdventureChat
@s_raoks: bk in days durin family trips, I'd crib if parnts chngd plans inb/w. Nw, I wait for opportunities to change plans
@CeecesTravel: A2: Yes, one too many! Will not make that mistake again, best adventures have been unplanned
@JosiahSkeats: That's an interesting way of looking at the question. Do you notice the places change much or just your attitude? #adventurechat
@tinberrytravels: A2. I think I should have done more travel while at uni rather than working so much. There was so much opportunity to travel.
@visitcatalonia: A2. You can't pass on the many adventures in Catalonia: rafting, climbing, skiing, trekking, etc #AdventureChat https://t.co/jQStDinEmb
@DonNadeau: A2. As a backpacker, invited to visit the Dalai Lama at his retreat. I stupidly didn't! Didn't want to lose prepaid airfare #AdventureChat
@s_raoks: A2 Missing a chance at #parasailing during college days in Goa cz I was too scared #AdventureChat https://t.co/0QVwdffInC
@WildlifeDest: for me both Places evolve & so do attitudes & reflects on how u understand the place #ADventureChat
@s_raoks: The way I see now has much larger view or with better understanding about the place. It's the attitude . #adventurechat
@I_Love_Tripping: A2 Scuba Diving in Sharm El Sheikh. It is getting dangerous there, wish i had done it then! #adventurechat
@I_Love_Tripping: A2: Yes, one too many! Will not make that mistake again, best adventures have been unplanned #…
@TTGLOBE4L: Q3. What 'adventure item' would you most like to tick off your bucket list in the coming year? #adventurechat
@TTGLOBE4L: A3: Trekking up volcanoes in #CostaRica and zip lining through the rainforest as I hear it is amazing!
@monicagoesshow: NEVER! I have an annual pass to Disneyland! #adventurechat
@daredevilakshay: A3: Paragliding and bungee jumping. Two things which need to be struck off immediately.
@monicagoesshow: A3: This next year I want to go to Lake Havasu, Portland, and possibly Canada. Skydiving and surfing are big ones for me #adventurechat
@tripcipe: #adventurechat Looking to check off all of the things that make my adrenaline pump. Skydiving, bungee jumping, paragliding etc. Cant wait!
@JosiahSkeats: I would like (and will) continue my adventure cycling around the world, from Turkey to Australia.
@CeecesTravel: A3: Volcano Boarding in Nicaragrua. #AdventureChat https://t.co/uZLz2ier4L
@I_Love_Tripping: A3 Bunjee jumping in New Zealand, most likely in Late March 2016. Excited! #adventurechat #travel
@WildlifeDest: A3. My husband is pushing to raft down Colorado river in Grand Canyon I'm dragging my feet but ... #AdventureChat @monicagoesshow @TTGLOBE4L
@tinberrytravels: A3. Camping under the Northern Lights maybe…but in one of those nice cosy glass roofed pods that are always advertised
@s_raoks: A3 Do a midnight #Fullmarathon ( in miles) for the birthday #AdventureChat https://t.co/1v9V8MLc9e
@visitcatalonia: A3. Someone said paragliding? We can help you with that! #AdventureChat @daredevilakshay @TTGLOBE4L @monicagoesshow https://t.co/NfSsB8E7nd
@TTGLOBE4L: Q4. Have you become more or less adventurous over the years? #adventurechat @monicagoesshow
@monicagoesshow: A4: I’m more adventurous for sure but I’m also more afraid of everything so it’s an extra obstacle to overcome #adventurechat
@tripcipe: A4 I've become more adventurous, traveling on my own definitely helped me. Realizing I can't really go wrong was a huge step #adventurechat
@TTGLOBE4L: Great thing about getting a bit older is sometimes those fears go. Maybe next year #adventurechat
@CeecesTravel: A4: 100% MORE! Its like the travel deprivation has only increased the crave :-) #AdventureChat Let's GO!!!!!
@livinlavidarose: A4: More adventurous in the sense that I want to travel to more exotic destinations these days #adventurechat https://t.co/IMJLQ0rtaf
@JosiahSkeats: A4. More adventurous! Every trip I realise I can do more than I think, and the world is safer! #adventurechat
@tinberrytravels: A4. I’d like to say the same but now with greater consideration of costs of adventures and travel. More things to consider.
@TTGLOBE4L: I skydived there. New Zealand has a habit of turning everyone into an adrenaline junkie #adventurechat https://t.co/uAzv4wQ09j
@I_Love_Tripping: A4 I have matured over the years to realize not to let go of any opportunity to explore! Definitely MORE
@s_raoks: A4 More adventurous fr sure bt yet to overcome the fear of 'what if' #adventurechat @monicagoesshow @TTGLOBE4L https://t.co/SriFGTqAxc
@monicagoesshow: Wanna co-host an #adventurechat? DM me and let’s get it started!
@TTGLOBE4L: Q5. What words of inspiration would you share to encourage the maturer individual to embark on a travel adventure? #adventurechat
@TTGLOBE4L: A5: Travel is a great age leveller. You will make new friends old and young! #adventurechat @monicagoesshow
@BenOnAdventures: you're only on this planet a little over 80 years, you might as well use those years to the fullest.
@monicagoesshow: A5: I would say that you can find adventures that suit every age and level. Start small and go with people if you’re nervous #adventurechat
@tinberrytravels: A5. Make your own decisions. Solo travel. Don’t be a tag along or just adopt others views of places.
@CeecesTravel: A5: Its cliche but we really do regret the things we didn't do more than what we did #AdventureChat :-) #Travel
@s_raoks: A5 First, accept that you're on your own. And that it's okay to not be socially active all the time. #adventurechat https://t.co/kT8Eqmwtou
@I_Love_Tripping: A5 I am a 'mature' individual and i would say HOP ON, YOU CAN SLEEP WHEN YOU ARE DEAD! Enjoy the ride till then! #adventurechat
@WildlifeDest: A5. Remember:This is YOUR adventure. No need to impress, push ur own envelope but at ur own speed
@visitcatalonia: A5. We love this quote... and it might just be perfect for those with adventurous hearts #AdventureChat https://t.co/GkLMYmbZdj
@TTGLOBE4L: Q6. What travel tip have you learned that you wish your 18 year old self had known? #adventurechat
@TTGLOBE4L: A6: To use credit cards to build up reward points for free travel #travelhacking #adventurechat
@monicagoesshow: A6: That it’s ok to go alone but at the same time always let someone know where you’re going!
@JosiahSkeats: I agree completely! It's about taking that first scary step into the unknown! Get the confidence... and GO! #adventurechat
@tinberrytravels: A6. You don’t need to pack everything. Just cause it fits doesn’t mean you need to take it.
@CeecesTravel: A6: Don't stress the small stuff, let go a little, start travelling as early as possible :-) #AdventureChat :-)
@s_raoks: A6 Food is mre than necessary. Perfectly normal 2 go lengths of a place fr amazin food it has 2 offr #adventurechat https://t.co/h2LNMasYM0
@TTGLOBE4L: Q7. Are there any trips you consider the realm of people of a certain age? #adventurechat
@TTGLOBE4L: A7: I used to think cruises were for old people, but I went on one and I don't consider myself old so no.
@CeecesTravel: A7: I always thought that was the deal with cruises, but know now its not at all :-) #AdventureChat
@s_raoks: A7 Used to think the older you get, better the traveling mode has to be. But I love trains journeys #adventurechat https://t.co/YIaxIgh3wH
@monicagoesshow: A7: I worry about being able to do the big hikes I enjoy as I get older or start having kids #adventurechat
@CeecesTravel We tend to think that if we're not online all the time, we are missing out SO MUCH. Like we need 2 knw everythn #adventurechat
@tinberrytravels: A7. Never. Anyone should be free to follow their passions wherever they lead them.
@visitcatalonia: A7. Catalonia has alternatives for everyone, trips & adventures with no age limit! https://t.co/opACm2Oggp
@WildlifeDest: A7 As long as u understand own capabilities there is no "limit" people have climbed mountains & sky dived into their '90s #AdventureChat
@TTGLOBE4L: Q8. What is your best bargain adventure experience? #adventurechat @monicagoesshow
@TTGLOBE4L: A8: An hotel in Vietnam was amazing with welcome drinks, great room and balcony for £6. #adventurechat
@monicagoesshow: A8: Hiking! Super cheap and you can just go (with a little gear of course) and camping if it’s overnight =)
@CeecesTravel: I love letting go and being off the grid, there is so much to explore in my province alone, weekends away are great #AdventureChat
@tinberrytravels: A8. Local travel. Finding adventure on your doorstep. I’ve been exploring Central Scotland lately: https://t.co/nSKgIMrlqY
@CeecesTravel: A8: Walking, hiking, getting lost, for example a place I walk often: https://t.co/HI1GqGGlUo #AdventureChat :-
@JosiahSkeats: The art of the microadventure! Great pics on your blog by the way! #adventurechat
@visitcatalonia: A8. Hikking the Catalan Pyrenees might be one of the best bargain adventures in the area! #AdventureChat https://t.co/Q2Xv0dRJZy
@tinberrytravels: Thank you! There's always adventure locally we tend to just forget to explore our own countries/regions.
@tinberrytravels: I love disappearing off on a hike somewhere. An excellent bargain adventure. #adventurechat https://t.co/DHc8gSEz21
@TTGLOBE4L: Q9. What is your best break the bank adventure experience? #adventurechat @monicagoesshow
@TTGLOBE4L: Namibia is also 0n my list. Want to sandsurf! #adventurechat https://t.co/H5HpCUkFgW
@monicagoesshow: A9: A RTW trip would be amazing! Maybe Iceland or New Zealand #adventurechat
@CeecesTravel: A9: Ha ha ha can I insert my RTW idea's here? There is SO much I want to do, not yet done #AdventureChat
@JosiahSkeats: A9. For me it would have to be climbing Everest! Can't imagine standing on the top of the world.
@TTGLOBE4L: A9: Staying in the Masai Mara in a swank tent with hippos in the river below and baboons skipping across the roof #adventurechat
@tinberrytravels: A9. Travelling #Australia broke the bank for me but I’d love to go to the #Antarctic one day. There’s no cheap way to do that
@TTGLOBE4L: Q10. Swimming with dolphins or diving with sharks? #adventurechat @monicagoesshow
@TTGLOBE4L: A10: Tough one but probably sharks!! I like the thrill although I do love dolphins! #adventurechat
@monicagoesshow: A10: Can I say both? Probably sharks just for the adrenaline factor but definitely both! #adventurechat
@tinberrytravels: A10. Swimming with dolphins.
@s_raoks: A10 Swimming with dolphins while searching for sharks ? :D #adventurechat https://t.co/P6CDaaMB3h
@CeecesTravel: A10 Neither personally both go against my ethics.Only exception is dolphins that surf with surfers
@monicagoesshow: You guys are amazing! Again, to be an awesome co-host like @TTGLOBE4L DM and we’ll get you your own #adventurechat
@TTGLOBE4L: Thanks Monica for having me. It has been great fun, and hopefully I will catch up with you all soon #adventurechat https://t.co/RN7eTUyIoR
@monicagoesshow: Thank you everyone for another awesome #adventurechat! And special thanks to @TTGLOBE4L for the great topic!