You voted and I am going to Peru! Thanks to everyone who participated (if you didn’t vote you’re weak sauce!). I’m really happy about everyone’s decision, especially because I have wanted to go to Peru for a long time. Unfortunately because of work, I will not be able to take this trip until November or December. This will probably work out for the best so I have enough time to plan. Yes, I said plan. Usually I don’t plan my trips, but there is now a restriction on the number of people that can visit Machu Picchu each day so I have to get tickets early.
As of now my plans are to visit Machu Picchu, take a boat ride along the Amazon River, and hike around Huascaran. This should be an awesome experience and I can’t wait to cross a few items off my bucket list. Since the whole idea behind this trip was to get other people involved in my adventure, please comment on places you’d like me to visit, things you want me to do, and food I should try. I’m open to any suggestions or ideas!
The votes are in and it looks like I am going to South America! It was a really close competition between Asia and South America, but in the end South America won by one vote. I would have been happy to go to either continent (I’m just glad North America didn’t win because I had some friends wanting to send me to Orem, Utah!). Thanks to everyone who voted.
Now it is time to vote which country in South America you want me to visit. In your vote you can include cities you want me to visit, activities I should do, things I need to eat, or sites you want me to see. Get creative because I will select a few ideas and do them. When I do them I will include it in my blog and give you credit for the idea. Yes, you could actually be mentioned in my amazing blog. Imagine the fame and glory!
To vote for which country I should visit in South America leave a comment below. Voting starts today and ends at midnight on August 2nd. Get voting and spread the word! Send me anywhere in the world.
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!