Would you rather…
Go into the past and tell yourself to change one thing that’s happened OR go into the future and see what your life ends up being like?
I am a firm believer in no regrets. I realize that you can’t live in the future if your past is present. I have made intentional efforts to quit dwindling on the past so much because there’s not a damn thing I can do to change it! That being said, I am a very forward-looking person, and would love to know what steps I need to take to become my best version of my future self. I am not what has happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
For my expats: Head home for the holidays OR meet your family in a middle ground and explore a new country together?
This is the current dilemma keeping me up at night. My last holidays were spent in Australia away from home but I got through them with a boyfriend visiting for three weeks, followed by my mom and dad later in January. This year, my mom wants me to come home, but the time and cost to travel all the way back across the world is holding me back. I would rather take my two weeks of leave and $$ to explore a new country on this side of the globe.
Sleep in a comfy place with a clean bed but in a dodgy neighborhood OR sleep in a bad room (soft bed with springs popping out and skuzzy shared shower with cold water) in an excellent, 24/7 safe location?
I honestly have never yet been scared for my safety in my travels, so the big, bad outside world doesn’t concern me. I value my sleep and know I wouldn’t get a wink in a subpar bed.
Stay in an all inclusive resort where you are waited on hand and foot but can’t leave the vicinity OR embark on a 10-day cruise where you are able to island hop?
I have been to many resorts with my family growing up, but I found they were all the same. We never strayed far from the pools (rarely even to the ocean!) I felt like I was living in a bubble for a week. At the same time, I get bad motion sickness and don’t do well cooped up on cruise ships. Can I opt for a treehouse in Nicaragua instead?
Take a whirlwind trip around Europe with a full itinerary OR spend three months soaking up all that Asia has to offer?
I haven’t yet been to Eurpe (how can I call myself a travel blogger?!) but am dying to go the next chance I have time off work! While I am the type who likes to see it all, I prefer to do so at my own pace, so would choose the slower mode.
Take a trip with your significant other to a big party city like Ibiza OR with your best friends to a romantic destination such as Maldives?
When I’m traveling, the last thing I want to do is party the nights away only to be hungover in bed the entire next day. That defeats the entire purpose of travel, to get out and see it all. I think the girls and I could make a romantic place fun together.
Let’s say you call in sick for work when you’re feeling fine, what would you do with your free day? Convince a friend to do the same and then go have some fun OR take a drive to a place you’ve never been OR just hang out at home relaxing OR treat yourself to a a pedicure and shopping?
Take a trip to a hidden location to photograph vibrant street art!
Be stuck for a week on a mountaintop with an amazing view OR on a deserted island with a beautiful beach?
A mountain view, so long as it’s not snowing and cold. Is that too much to ask?
A chauffeur that drives you to and from wherever you want in a vehicle of your choice OR a 5-star personal chef who prepares you every meal of the day?
As much as I hate driving, a personal chef, please. Homegirl can’t cook to save her life. I can only survive off takeout and freezer meals for so many years, right? Oh and a maid wouldn’t hurt. Currently accepting applications for a house husband.
Never be able to travel again or never have sex again?
EASY. Just like I said upon waking up this morning: “I could live without sex, my coffee is another story.” But then again, you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone…
Interested in playing along? Feel free to snag my questions and add your own Would You Rathers. Tell us which situation you would prefer to be in. There is no third option or way around it. It’s one or the other. Feel free to share an anecdote re: a similar situation you found yourself in to explain your answer!