Get that motor runnin’ and head out on the highway! It’s Travel Tuesday once again which means another round of the most excellent and epic travel chatter ever to grace the planet! Today’s #TTOT session took the long and winding road, through journeys on the high plains to the low lanes, across one way streets and down boulevards of broken dreams (you get the picture). So make sure your seatbelts are fastened, check your rear-view mirror and make sure your fluffy dice are dangling. But don’t you dare touch the radio. Our car, our rules…and it’s Abba all the way.
The questions this week were:
Q1. What’s the best country to go on a road trip and why?
Q2. Who would you most like to go on a road trip with and why?
Q3. Don’t go on a road trip without ____
Q4. What are your tricks to stay entertained on a long road trip?
Q5. What are the most bizarre road signs you’ve come across? Show us a picture!
The ‘Hot Shots Part Duh’ Shout Out for winning over the younguns.
@MalloryOnTravel: Charlie Sheen …. at least there will be one person less popular than me in the car.
The ‘We Have Cliff(t) Off!’ Shout Out for taking the wheel.
@secret_escapes: Thelma & Louise – though I might offer to be the designated driver should we decide to tour Arizona.
The ‘Chimp My Ride’ Shout Out for over-stimulated simians.
@BarefootBeachB: Having previously taken a road trip with a monkey, I beg to differ. Small spaces do excited monkeys no favours…
The ‘Getting A Bad Wrap’ Shout Out for Slavic away over a hot stove.
@mstarr1188: I had some Mexican food in Ljubljana and wasn’t too happy about zucchini in my enchilada.
The ‘Reid My Lips’ Shout Out for doing the fandango.
@Intrepid_Travel: After Bohemian Rhapsody you can move on to trying to work out the lyrics to any of the Proclaimers’ songs.
The ‘Hair Today Gone Tomorrow’ Shout Out for saving us all.
@PLUSjordi: Justin Bieber – so I could leave him in the middle of nowhere.
The ‘Toff Act To Follow’ Shout Out for Prime companion choices.
@HolidayExtras: There’s only one person I’d like to accompany me on my road trip… Boris Johnson. Enough said.
The ‘It’s Peanut Butter Smelly Time’ Shout Out for building this city on rock and roll-on.
@TNTTravelShow: Always take an iPod with loads of good rockin’ road trip tunes, some peanut butter M&Ms and companions who appreciate deodorant.
The ‘Gonzo in 60 Seconds’ Shout Out for feeling the fear and loathing it anyway.
@jonnybealby: Hunter S Thompson – although to be honest I doubt I’d last past the 1st night!
The ‘Trading Races’ Shout Out for US/EU relations.
@TianaKaiMiami: I should try role reversal next road trip. I can sound like an Italian man and he can sound like an annoying Miami girl.
The ‘Trailer Trash’ Shout Out for being gun-toting, noisy, and downright ludicrous commuters.
@findacheaphol: A fave car game of ours is ‘Take out the Caravan’ using an array of weaponry (complete with sound effects).
And here are a few road signs that got us tittering away in the back seat…
I spy via @HostelBookers
Curves in all the right places (Ladakh, India) via @Thedelhiway
Pucker up (Scotland) via @hotels4U_com
Living on the edge via @HolidayExtras
Real men don’t litter (Kenton on Sea) via @AllyMacDee
And if all that tweeting has got you tempted to take a trip on the road, why not get inspired by our pals’ journeys around beautiful Bratislava and the equally incredible Iceland? Join us next week when we’ll be discussing ‘Religious and Spritual Travel’ with the Travel Talk On Twitter community! Over and out!
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