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A crazy travel challenges list for the wild-spirited

A crazy travel challenges list for the wild-spirited

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Life is short and every now and then humans must do crazy things in order to preserve their sanity. If you don’t see the logic in these words, maybe the following somewhat insane travel challenges are not for you.

[Psst, most of these are great ideas for dates!]

1. Go on vacation to a new city with your boyfriend/girlfriend, walk separate ways and try to find each other by the end of the evening (without using your phone!).

2. Organize a surprise trip for a loved one. The only information you need to provide them is the date and time, where to meet and what to bring (200 g of blackberries and a screwdriver, for example). Here’s a detailed plan how to organize a surprise trip for a friend for less than 30 minutes.

3. Show up at the airport with hand luggage only. Buy a cheap ticket for a flight leaving in the next few hours and spend the weekend there.

4. Visit all the cities and villages whose names start with the initial of your first name. You can limit yourself to just one county/state or dream big and challenge yourself to a whole country!

5. Build yourself a raft and sail as far as possible on it.

6. Think of a place that you would never go. Like, never ever. Now go there.

7. Walk around the city until you find a particularly beautiful or somewhat strange house. Jot down its address and send the owners a kind postcard.

8. Pretend to be a tourist in your own city. Speak to people only in a foreign language. Even if you meet friends, don’t break the game.

9. If a friend can’t join you on a trip, print his/her head in real size, add a tiny body below and shoot a photo story of this friend ‘traveling’ with you.

10. Organize a completely free trip. The longer, the better. [some ideas how to travel for free without feeling like a tramp]


Inspired by the book “203 Travel Challenges. Travel the World. Discover Your Inner Self”.

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    Haha, this is great! Me and my boyfriend almost do nr 1 sometimes on our cycle tour around the world now because we only have one cellphone. So if we stop in a city for a couple of days we lose each other all the time. Usually we meet at the hotel again or if we are far away from ther we decide for a meetingspot if we get lost.
    Nr 5 is something I would love to try for sure!

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    sabrina trevisan 5 years ago

    LOL, this sound cool! We did #9 once with my friends actually!

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    Love #10 and will definitely like to read more about it here 🙂

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    I love this so much! I will definitely be trying this with my partner.

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    Eve Kay 5 years ago

    Nice ideas! #1 is quite romantic and a good idea to try with my partner.

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    Ahahah those all sounds so fun ! I definitely should try number 3 :p

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    This is so funny and crazy! I’ll definitely try out some, especially number 8!

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    I love this—it’s like a choose your own adventure. Also, that top photo is classic!

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    These are such cool ideas! I really like the walk in a different directing and try and find each other later one!

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