I was inspired to search for a travel tag by one of my friends. She is going to work at Disney and she did the Disney tag on her vlog. I thought it was pretty cool, so I decided to do ‘The Wanderlust Tag’. I combined questions that I found from others Wanderlust Tags to come up with this one:
- What is your most treasured passport stamp?
I would have to say my stamp from France, since France is currently my favorite country. But in all honesty, I treasure all my stamps; the more, the merrier!
- Can you recite your passport number from memory, if asked?
No, I can’t recite my passport number by heart. If anyone can, that’s impressive!
- What is your preferred method of travel: planes, trains, or automobiles?
Travelling really wears me out, so I tend to lean towards the transportation where I am able to fall asleep. When I’m in a car, I’m driving, which means I can’t sleep; or, I’m a passenger and I feel bad sleeping since the driver can’t sleep. So automobiles are out, leaving planes and trains to be my preferred method of travel. Out of those two I would definitely choose trains, but only if I’m in Europe. It’s a lot easier to get around that way, and you don’t have to worry about what you’re allowed to put in your carry-on versus your checked bag. If I’m in the U.S., I would choose planes. Where I live, there aren’t really any trains to take, and it’s not that common.
- What are your top three travel items?
My top three travel items vary depending on where I am going. For example, if I’m traveling within the U.S., I won’t need my passport, but for this sake, that will be included in the wallet. For the bulk of my travels I would have to say my top three travel items are:
- Do you prefer hostels or hotels?
I haven’t been to a hostel yet, so I guess I would have to choose hotel. But if Airbnb was a choice, I would choose that option. I have used Airbnb out of the country, as well as in the country. If you have a great Airbnb host in a different county, you get a place to stay, along with the cultural aspect and interaction. The hosts I had introduced me to their way of life, including food, culture, and even thought process. I would have never had that experience had I stayed in a hotel. When I used Airbnb in the U.S., we rented out the whole place, but the host was able to be contacted right away if we had any questions or concerns. I think Airbnb is definitely the way to go, and in most cases it’s cheaper too!
- Are you a repeat visitor or do you explore new places?
I would have to say, both. It’s always fun to go somewhere new and explore different places. At the same time, out of all the places I’ve visited, there are a few that hold a special place in my heart, so I do go back and visit those specific locations. Even though I may go back to some of the same places, the experiences and adventures are always different, leading to more great memories for that location.
- Do you read up on your destination (culture, history, safety) or do you wing it?
I would definitely have to say I wing it. I do read a little beforehand, especially if I’ve never been to the destination before, but for the majority of time, I am a winger. I like to figure it out as I go along.
- What’s your favorite travel website?
I don’t have a favorite travel website. I do enjoy reading other people’s travel blogs though, if that counts!
- Where would you recommend a friend to visit? Name a city and state why.
I would also have to recommend Bruges, Belgium. It’s a quaint little town, just a short train ride from Brussels. It’s a little different from most of the places I’ve visited in the since that it actually feels like you’re stepping back in time into the Medieval Times. The majority of the reason why I’m recommending this city is because of the Legends of Bruges Free Walking Tour. As the name indicates, this walking tour is free and it is the best tour I have ever been on. Our tour guide was so engaging with the group and instead of reciting facts to us like an encyclopedia, we had the opportunity to listen to how the legends of the town came to be and how they were incorporated into the history. I would go back just to go on this tour again! If you are ever in Bruges, don’t miss this tour!
- You’re leaving tomorrow, money is no option, where are you going?
This is going to seem ridiculous to a lot of you, but if you knew me you would understand why I would choose this destination. If money were no object, I would go to Palestine, which is home to a real-life ‘Krusty Krab’ restaurant. I would finally be able to try one of those delicious krabby patties! Trust me, it would be the best day ever! ( ⬅️ Sponegbob reference:)
- Where was your first plane to?
I was born in Haiti and I came to America when I was very young. So my first plane ride was from Haiti to America, but obviously I don’t remember that. The first plane ride I do remember was when my family was moving from Utah to Georgia. At one point, the plane was turning and I thought it was going upside down so I started freaking out. Hahaha….I was seven years old! Good times, good times!
- Where have you traveled to that you would love to visit again?
France. Everywhere in France. I love everything there; from the people, to the culture, to the food and wine, I can never get enough of that country!
- Where would you travel to just eat the food?
Am I allowed to say everywhere? Haha…just kidding. I would travel to France and Italy. Oh my goodness, the food there is phenomenal and it’s so fresh.
- Is there a place you would never go again?
Currently, I don’t have a place that I would never go again.
- Do you prefer the window, aisle, or middle seat?
I prefer sitting in either the window seat or the aisle seat. I do not like the middle seat. For shorter flights, I absolutely love the window seat. I enjoy watching the clouds and the scenery pass by. For longer flights, I don’t mind either the window seat or the aisle seat. I like the aisle seat because then when I need to get up, I don’t have to bother anyone, and it’s easier to stretch out my legs in the aisle.
- How do you pass the time on an airplane?
This all depends on how long the plane ride is. For longer plane rides, I like to watch movies or play games on the screens located behind the headrests. I also tend to sleep, read, and/or listen to music. For shorter flights, I usually read or listen to music.
Well, that’s the end of the tag! Hopefully you got to know me a little bit better. I tag all of you reading this post. Who knows? You may surprise yourself with some of your answers. There were some questions that I had never really thought about until I took The Wanderlust Tag. So go ahead…I tag you! Feel free to comment the link to your tag below so I can see how you answered!