Choose My Next Adventure!

I have been waiting for months to post this.  It’s that time again!  Every year I go on a crazy adventure, and this year is going to be no different.  I have traveled without plans, rode through 3 European countries on a bike (even though I’m not a cyclist), and did almost every crazy thing you can in New Zealand from sky diving to ice climbing to white water rafting.  This year I wanted to do something that hasn’t been done before.  That is where you come in.  For this trip I am going to let you choose where I go, what I do, and take any request that you might have.  I will explain how this will work later on, but first I want to explain how I came up with this idea.

Do you remember reading Goosebumps growing up as a kid?  The choose your own adventure books from that series were my favorite.  Even though my choices often led to the death of the characters, I loved how the books allowed me to participate in the adventure.  One day as I sat watching Anthony Bourdain’s show No Reservations, I thought “who is this show really for?”  Sure the show was interesting while providing a preview of the country he was visiting, but who decided he should go to India and talk about cricket?  Is that truly what viewers wanted to see or learn?

This was how my idea was born, combining choose your own adventure with travel (hopefully you are better at “choosing your own adventure” than me because this character doesn’t want to die).  I want you to be able to join in on my adventure.

Everyone who has subscribed to my blog can vote and help create my next trip.  If you haven’t subscribed, all you have to do is enter your email address under the subscription title on the left side of my blog.  This will notify you when I have entered an amazing new post!  There will be different periods of voting, which I will inform you about on my blog, Facebook, and Twitter.

The first voting period starts today and ends on July 27th at 11:59 PM.  You will be voting for which continent you want me to visit.  All you have to do is leave a comment below this blog post stating which continent you want me to go to.

The next voting period will start after I have posted which continent got the most votes.  You will then be voting for which country you want me to visit within the chosen continent.

I’m really excited because I have never heard of anyone doing something like this.  Remember you must subscribe to my blog to vote or else it won’t be counted.  Spread the word and vote!


22 thoughts on “Choose My Next Adventure!”

  1. I’m going to say North America, simply because I’m really feeling this Orem idea. I wanna see you find something truly adventurous to do there. Come on, Brandon. Think of it as one heck of a challenge.

  2. japan. you can go visit all the cool shrines (and all the shops that lead up to the shrines), the emperor’s palace, zen gardens, the harajuku district, possibly play games while you’re peeing (, eat at all the delicious stands, eat delicious candy to your heart’s content…wow. do i need to say more?!

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