So, I found a really dope tumblr recently. And it was all about international education. You’d think those didn’t go together right? Wrong! It’s called @broad and it’s a mix of study abroad information, quotes, video, and the best part – profiles of (real and fictitious) people who’ve studied abroad. So, for example you’ve got Susan Lucci who spent a summer in Norway (shoutout to the Experiment!), Gabrielle Giffords who spent a year in Chihuahua, Mexico as a Fulbright Scholar, and Andy from the The Office who mentioned the summer he spent in Toulouse, France apprenticing a fromagier – ha! Yeah it’s definitely a tumblr to follow – so click here to do that.
However, the reason I’m mentioning the tumblr is because it’s where I found an International Travel Challenge that I’ve been meaning to start for ages now. And by ages I mean weeks. It’s a 15 Day Challenge and I’d love for you to not only follow my posts, but to do it with me! I’m going to post the prompts on twitter, too; so even if you don’t have a blog, you can still participate with a simple “reply”. But if you do have a blog, it’ll be a quick and easy way to energize it! Really though, what better way to kick off the beginning of summer than with a few posts and a lot of pictures about some of your favorite destinations and travel-related advice?
Here’s how the challenge will go:
Day 01 – Favorite place(s) you’ve been
Day 02 – Where you’d like to travel next
Day 03 – An adventure/challenge you had while traveling or living abroad
Day 04 – A picture of you in another country
Day 05 – What do you bring with you when you travel?
Day 06 – What does “home” mean to you?
Day 07 – Besides people, what did/do you miss from home?
Day 08 – A favorite food from another country/culture
Day 09 – A song you like from another country/language
Day 10 – A favorite foreign movie
Day 11 – Did you have any milestones or “firsts” while traveling or living abroad?
Day 12 – Someone who influenced you to travel abroad
Day 13 – A favorite travel quote
Day 14 – What did you learn from traveling abroad?
Day 15 – Advice to someone who’s thinking about traveling to another country
So, who’s up for the challenge? (Or who’s done it before? I want to see your posts, too!)
Day 01 of the Challenge will be this coming Monday, June 20. And I’m going to (try to) post every weekday – Monday thru Friday – so it should last about 3 weeks. We’ve already got a couple of cool peeps joining in on the challenge – I’ve put everyone on a twitter list so far @vaiviadeidre/travel-challenge. But I’ll also add a link to others who are participating on my daily posts. Sound good? Good! Happy Challenging :)