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 the latest chat my guest co-host was @TA_Iceland and the topic was all about Unusual Adventures. Enjoy this recap of #adventurechat!
@monicagoesshow: It’s #adventurechat time!!! Who’s with us and ready to talk Unusual Adventures with @TA_iceland?
@mountainsquid04: #adventurechat mountain squid here!
@TravelAtWill: Hello from Toronto. Busy planning our next adventure to New Orleans for Mardi Gras! #adventurechat @monicagoesshow https://t.co/NWKUixutcl
@monicagoesshow: @TravelAtWill awesome! You should check out my two New Orleans episodes I just shot! www.youtube.com/monicagoesshow #adventurechat
@Sihpromatum: Happy to be joining #adventurechat today from Holland! This was the sunset tonight https://t.co/SkuqfDbyjb
@bsfralic: Dropping in from Bellingham, WA for #adventurechat!
@TravelingChilli: Happy to join #adventurechat today, joining in from lovely Belgium
@AFKTravel: Hey #AdventureChat! Joining from a particularly stunning Cape Town tonight :) https://t.co/2tanXwgj5t
@monicagoesshow: Some new faces! I love it! #adventurechat
@JHochstat: listening in for a bit from Costa Rica while multi-tasking #adventurechat
@InnTownCamp: I'm here, but trying to do three things at one time, we'll see how I go @monicagoesshow @TA_iceland #Adventurechat
@travelopulent: Joining #AdventureChat from #CapeTown today 😆 hello everyone 😊 https://t.co/BbQznIaRbl
@travel_grl: Greetings from Colorado! #adventurechat
@backpackdetour: #adventurechat Hi everyone! Joining in from Northern California.
@GiveMeIceland: All the way from Iceland, talking to the world! #adventurechat
@fullvanfun: We're here from Washington DC still buried from our blizzard, but ready to share our #adventurechat stories!
@BGJensen: Hello from Denmark! As always, I'm ready to suck in some great adventure talk. #adventurechat #travel #roadtrip https://t.co/1ibYF9RcSD
@TA_Iceland: Here we go: Q1 Travel is about adventure. What really rocks your boat and makes your trip a true adventure?
@TravelAtWill: A1 Getting your heart pumping surely makes an adventure! #adventurechat @monicagoesshow https://t.co/BhbnI1xrdN
@JHochstat: A1 I have found that I am most comfortable when my trips push me outside of my comfort zone #adventurechat
@bsfralic: A1: Going solo. Nothing like a healthy dose of self-reliance to shake things up! @monicagoesshow #adventurechat
@mountainsquid04: A1 #adventurechat Being out there ... where few others have been! Great photo ops and meeting other adventurers!
@TravelingChilli: A1 Setting up our little tent in the middle of nowhere and enjoy the beautiful view of the full moon #adventurechat https://t.co/0t3tytUy9X
@totingmypack: A1. Going outside your comfort zone! #adventurechat https://t.co/E9V1iRhTcN
@monicagoesshow: A1: For me it’s pushing outside of my comfort zone and having unexpected awesome things happen #adventurechat
@backpackdetour: A1 #adventurechat Anything that takes me out of my comfort zone.
@2theworldCOM: A1: When we go off the beaten track (or at least try to) #adventurechat
@last_adventurer: A1: Anything that expands your horizons, challenges you, and provides wonder. #adventurechat https://t.co/ZNlXaUwqyr
@TravelingChilli: A1 Stepping out of my comfort zone and do something I thought I'd never ever do #skydiving #adventurechat https://t.co/3O9lDcPPj1
@AFKTravel: A1: Doing as the locals do like it's heading to the squatter camps of #SouthAfrica for a braai (BBQ) #AdventureChat https://t.co/L2FpkgHrV0
@GiveMeIceland: Q1: Nature! Icelandic people loves the nature. If we don't go abroad, we explore our own landscape quite a lot. #adventurechat
@InnTownCamp: A1: All travel is an adventure, even if its doing nothing @TA_iceland @monicagoesshow #Adventurechat #laketahoe https://t.co/QsjhZDsLqX
@travel_grl: A1 - Something I've never done before. #adventurechat
@fullvanfun: A1) Epic roadtrips w/ our children! Nothing more extreme than 10000 mi in a minivan w/ 6 kids :) #adventurechat
@Pinkzenjoy: A1 New experiences in new lands, exploring different cuisines, all an adventure #adventurechat
@travelopulent: A1 it's something I have never done before small or big as soon as my excitement level goes to MAX #AdventureChat
@TA_Iceland: Q2 What is your definition of ‘unusual’ when it comes to adventure?
@JHochstat: A2 In 1998 I climbed Pacaya volcano in Guatemala & hiked down to the lava pit. Erupted a week later #adventurechat https://t.co/5XkgtH4PzK
@monicagoesshow: A2: Unusual to me is something different. Whether it’s a food, culture, country, or challenge, bring it on! #adventurechat
@InnTownCamp: A2: I like experiencing new things @TA_iceland @monicagoesshow #AdventureChat https://t.co/LqMtkwRlSc
@bsfralic: A2: An unusual adventure is (usually) spontaneous. Like hitching across Turkey via semi-trucks! @TA_iceland #adventurechat
@BGJensen: This reminds me of my jump at the Bridge to Nowhere! Can't beat the feeling! #adventurechat #travel https://t.co/PavIvLYC06
@mountainsquid04: A2 #adventurechat Long distance hiking. Leaving the car behind and hiking in the back country!
@Sihpromatum: A2 Riding an ostrich... that is unusual adventure! lol #Adventurechat https://t.co/cj741Uf3KE
@AFKTravel: A2: An unusual adventure is something that tourists don't do like taking a minibus taxi in Joburg. #AdventureChat https://t.co/yh14WApjWF
@GiveMeIceland: A2: I would say ultra marathon. Run over 100km and explore at the same time. An example in Iceland: https://t.co/gKDyNqOhtj #adventurechat
@Sihpromatum: So many amazing Adventure photos happening on #Adventurechat right now! Love it
@Sihpromatum: A2 Unusual.... nearly running over a HIPPO when it jumped out of the bushes! #Adventurechat
@TA_Iceland: Q3 Have you ever had an unusual adventure that took you by surprise?
@GiveMeIceland: A3: Yes, meeting people in the middle of nowhere - in the mountains
@JHochstat: A3 Burgundy, France by car (when I lived there). I went on a tour of an old crypt of a church. A nun gave 2hr tour of 1 room #adventurechat
@monicagoesshow: A3: riding a bull, being Miss Chiquita Banana, trapeze, and feeding alligators were all unusual #adventurechat https://t.co/ORhETcT8PF
@Pinkzenjoy: China was a complete adventure for us and broke all stereotypes. 😀 #adventurechat https://t.co/C3jcUqEDQw
@Sihpromatum: Showering in this in MIDDLE of nowhere, in MIDDLE of night in Ethiopia listening to hyenas howling #Adventurechat https://t.co/aZYoRjGstR
@bsfralic: A3: While hitching across Turkey, a generous truck driver made us a roadside meal. #adventurechat @TA_iceland
@AFKTravel: A3: Yes, travelling to Madagascar. I expected very little, but came home with so much love for the country and its people #AdventureChat
@travel_grl: A3 - Every adventure brings unexpected and delightful surprises!
@2theworldCOM: A3: I suppose being stranded in Chobe National Park, Botswana was an adventure that took us by surprise... #adventurechat
@TravelingChilli: A3 Camping in the bush in Botswana, lions roaring very close by at night, pure #adventurechat https://t.co/eIag6XthuH
@TA_Iceland: Q4 When was the last time you truly got out of the proverbial comfort zone on your travels? Share the moment with a picture or video?
@monicagoesshow: A4: I jumped out of my comfort zone and went skiing on a mountain before I was ready! 😳😁 #adventurechat https://t.co/WapDtfyPOK
@travelstreasure: @TA_iceland @monicagoesshow When the vine rope gives way somewhere high in the tree top.... #adventurechat https://t.co/jY3GdiAK7P
@Sihpromatum: Camping in the middle of nowhere wilderness all around Africa listening to howling hyenas etc #Adventurechat https://t.co/P2W3w13Yit
@BGJensen: @last_adventurer I jumped 3 times that day, 2 backwards and 1 front dive. Kinda addicted! #adventurechat #travel #go https://t.co/ylqxyQ6AJI
@JHochstat: A4 Became a crocodile whisperer & got this shot of synchronized crocs in Costa Rica's Tarcoles river #adventurechat https://t.co/EWgc5PAQrm
@Sihpromatum: @mountainsquid04 hahah, love horseback riding! Best place was in Kyrgyzstan, #Adventurechat
@bsfralic: A4: Getting my first Thai massage was somewhat uncomfortable - but oh so worth it. https://t.co/FnZi8d3yxa @TA_iceland #adventurechat
@AFKTravel: A4: My last unusual African adventure was to Egypt where I lived with a local family, ate the local food, and learnt so much #AdventureChat
@mountainsquid04: A4 #adventurechat Last year on the #ColoradoTrail, 100+ miles and out for a week. https://t.co/PhpipKyOhz
@mountainsquid04: A4 #adventurechat Storms a'comin' and I'm camped right in its path! https://t.co/aqebto54Ab
@TA_Iceland: Q5 Does having an unusual adventure always mean leaving your comfort zone?
@JHochstat: A5 What's point of being adventurous if you aren't pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. Need WTF was I thinking moments #adventurechat
@Sihpromatum: Here's my bungee from South Africa #Adventurechat This pic is of Mom, posted mine too many times. https://t.co/xqH8hLssh0
@monicagoesshow: A5: I think there’s levels of comfort zones, trying weird foods is unusual but isn’t terrifying #adventurechat
@fullvanfun: A5) No-an unusual adventure doesn't have to be extreme - just something you've never experienced #adventurechat
@last_adventurer: #mountain people are the best kind of people! #adventurechat
@monicagoesshow: Wanna co-host an #adventurechat? DM me =)
@Sihpromatum: Ethiopia, but we did overland from Morocco south to South Africa then North to Egypt. #Adventurechat
@TravelingChilli: @Sihpromatum Wow, that's something on our bucket list, cross Africa in our landrover. Maybe still this year? #adventurechat
@PortShopping: A5. Yes, although not always enjoyable at the moment it'll make for great memories and stories! I'm proud of myself too! #adventurechat
@totingmypack: A5. No you can have an adventure doing something you love. Going out of your comfort zone helps you find new things to love! #adventurechat
@fullvanfun: A5) Example Rt. 191 drive in WY & UT - unusual, unexpected, awesome https://t.co/0l8uLJTPeY #adventurechat
@TripsAgency: A5: Yes I think it does! One of my best adventures was ziplining in Cancun! @monicagoesshow #adventurechat
@AFKTravel: A5: No, going back to the Cape Minstrel Carnival in Cape Town after 10 years was unusual for me, but still felt comfortable #adventurechat
@TA_Iceland: Q6 What is the best combination for you between safety and risk when it comes to travel adventures?
@GiveMeIceland: Gotta leave now. Wish you all the best from Iceland and you're welcome visit my country any time! :) #adventurechat
@bsfralic: A6: Any adventure in which you wear safety equipment, but must sign your life away is ideal. Like skydiving. @TA_iceland #adventurechat
@JHochstat: A6 I did the crazy shit when I was young/stupid/bulletproof. Best example was 70ft cliff jump in South Africa named suicide #adventurechat
@monicagoesshow: Hey guys we’re trending! Woot Woot! #adventurechat
@2theworldCOM: Botswana is always one big adventure, no matter what you are doing or where you are! #adventurechat
@JHochstat: A6 Also in that time frame, I took an inland trip from Cape Town to Victoria Falls to Bungee Jump from Victoria Bridge ('94) #adventurechat
@TravelAtWill: A6 Scuba, private pilot, skydiving - know your limits, invest in safety gear and stay current! #adventurechat @monicagoesshow
@TravelAtWill: A6 Learned to balance risk and safety after 150 jumps from a perfectly good plane! https://t.co/tRDgdZjo7N #adventurechat @monicagoesshow
@2theworldCOM: A6: Adventure first, safety... uuuh, often we only realize the risk we took at a later stage #adventurechat
@mountainsquid04: A6 #adventurechat Best combo of what?!?! Don't know what you mean but #commonsense should always prevail.
@AFKTravel: A6: As a solo female traveler, I am willing to take risks, but not compromise my safety. I always chat to locals about safety #AdventureChat
@InnTownCamp: A6: Always do your homework and make educated decisions on risks @TA_iceland @monicagoesshow #adventurechat
@totingmypack: A6. A considered risk with the safest tour company around! I think about if I'll ever get chance to do it again. #adventurechat
@TA_Iceland: Q7 Do you prefer to do your adventures solo or with a friend/companion?
@monicagoesshow: A7: I prefer to go with another person but it won’t stop me going alone #adventurechat
@Sihpromatum: Just in general sooooo many adventures in South Africa. Bungee jump, ostrich ride, Great White dive, #Adventurechat https://t.co/vu7GIMm2Mi
@InnTownCamp: A7: I love traveling with my family @TA_iceland @monicagoesshow
@mountainsquid04: A7 #adventurechat Don't know which I prefer, but I'm usually solo. I think it would be fun to share an #adventure though.
@Pinkzenjoy: A7 I like travelling with a companion but would love to travel solo at some point. #adventurechat
@2theworldCOM: We had to dig for two hours mid-day to clear the car, with elephants at a mere 50 meter #adventurechat
@mountainsquid04: A7 #adventurechat Might be nice to have someone else to blame when problems arise! haha
@AFKTravel: A7: Solo travel is my preferred way of traveling, but it gets lonely so I always plan to meet up with friends along the way #AdventureChat
@InnTownCamp: A7: It's incredible to do with the ones you love @TA_iceland @monicagoesshow #Adventurechat https://t.co/zD3XyOYWMK
@TA_Iceland: Q8 When it comes to adventure - do you organise it yourself or do you prefer to let someone else do it for you?
@monicagoesshow: A8: I’m a bit of a control freak and organize everything myself. Especially since doing the show, I plan it all out now #adventurechat
@JHochstat: I'm out #adventurechat. Was great sharing stories with you all. If anyone's headed here to Costa Rica, reach out: email@example.com@mountainsquid04: A8 #adventurechat Plan and organize myself ... that is half the fun!
@Pinkzenjoy: @TA_iceland True. And staying with locals in homestays is always a bonus for these tips. #adventurechat
@AFKTravel: A8: Depends on the situation. I wouldn't want to find my own way up Kilimanjaro, but would do a self drive safari #adventurechat
@Pinkzenjoy: @TA_iceland A8 I usually plan and organize. #adventurechat
@TA_Iceland:Q9 What are the top 3 adventures on your bucket list that would be considered ‘unusual’ by most people?
@monicagoesshow: A9: Not sure how unusual but ziplining in costa rica, hot air balloon, and dog sledding are all up there #adventurechat
@Apachepine: @Apachepine #adventurechat here at Apache Pine we want everyone to know that you can "take nature with you!"
@TravelAtWill: A9 Bucket list - 1) scuba Great Barrier Reef 2) African safari 3) Antarctica cruise on small boat! #adventurechat @monicagoesshow
@InnTownCamp: A9: go backpacking by myself, unusual for some, normal for many @TA_iceland @monicagoesshow #adventurechat https://t.co/VY0Q5q0gSO
@mountainsquid04: A9 #adventurechat I have no bucket list ... I just like to hike.
@59NationalParks: A9 Dogsledding, ice climbing and driving a taxi in NYC.
@AFKTravel: A9: Sand boarding in Namibia, swimming in the Devil's Pool in Zimbabwe, & gorilla trekking in Rwanda #adventurechat https://t.co/oWPrmD9M9z
@2theworldCOM: A9: 1, 2 and 3: Cycling across SE-Asia #adventurechat
@TA_Iceland: Q10 What is your definition of adventure travel?
@TripsAgency: A10: Anything thrilling and new to you. It doesn't always have to be daring and involve risk @monicagoesshow @TA_iceland #adventurechat
@monicagoesshow: A10: My definition of Adventure Travel: doing something other than normal touristy stuff. Preferably with an adrenaline rush! #adventurechat
@InnTownCamp: A10: Trying new things @TA_iceland @monicagoesshow
@AFKTravel: A10: Something that gets your adrenaline pumping, makes you smile and gives you awesome memories #adventurechat
@59NationalParks: A10 #adventurechat I'd say its anything adventure that your friends would say to you "you"re crazy". Heard that many times. #adventurechat
@BGJensen: @monicagoesshow Agreed, and to me it's also about living the life #outside! #getoutside #adventurechat #travel https://t.co/7o7Ea17uM3
@monicagoesshow: You guys are amazing! Thanks @TA_iceland for an awesome #adventurechat. I’ll have the recap up soon to see everything!
@monicagoesshow: Again thanks to my guest co-host @TA_iceland for a great topic and if anyone wants to host DM me! #adventurechat
@mountainsquid04: #adventurechat #GoodLuck and #HaveFun everyone! See you on the trail!