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Do You Consider Yourself Adventurous?: Questions To Ask Fellow Travelers And Traveling Companions

Updated on March 25, 2017

If you have spent much time traveling, you may realize how easy it is to ask fellow travelers the same basic questions: Where are you from? What do you do for a living? Where are you traveling to? How old are you? The list goes on, but hopefully it is clear that these questions don’t necessarily inspire edifying discussions. Also, depending how long you have been traveling and how often you’ve answered these questions, these inquiries can become tiresome due to repetition. One solution is to consider other questions you can ask fellow travelers—a group which includes anyone you are traveling with. This list of question features questions which are generally innocent enough to ask someone you’ve just met. In other words, it’s much more acceptable to ask a fellow traveler about whether he or she wanted to be a twin compared to asking them about any political or religious convictions.

A handful of these questions can be answered very simply. Despite this, they can promote greater discussion if you ask follow-up questions. This is admittedly more likely to happen if you’ve been traveling with someone and have developed a high enough level of comfort. Finally, akin to in the rest of life, certain people will have little or no interest in answering questions they consider silly or inessential. You may even read this list and think, “I have no desire to discuss such topics.” Nonetheless, I present this list in the hopes a few of the questions will inspire you to think beyond the usual topics of conversation the next time you are in transit.


What is the funniest thing your favorite childhood pet ever did?

If you had to rename the state of California, what would you name it?

If you could pick the song that is played at your funeral, which song would you choose?

If you could have any book—regardless of length or subject matter—made into a movie, which book would you select?

One funeral song option


Where is the best place to view a sunset?

Did you ever dream of being an identical twin?

What country do you have no desire to ever visit?

Who is the most eccentric person you’ve ever known?

Would you rather give a speech to a thousand people or spend a week completely cut off from human contact?

Do you have any interest in living on the moon?

How far would you travel to visit someone you love?

What are two things you refuse to live without?

Did you find "The Real World" realistic?
Did you find "The Real World" realistic? | Source

Which aspects of your life do you want to remain the same a year from now?

Do you prefer certainty or ambiguity?

Do you think reality TV is remotely realistic?

Would you rather drive a convertible or a van?

Can you imagine living in Siberia? Why or why not?

Which current musical sensation do you consider most overrated?

Would you rather lose your sense of hearing or sight?

This is one sweet ride


Do you believe in the existence of the Loch Ness Monster? Why or why not?

What is your favorite flavor of Jello?

When is the last time you relaxed for an entire day? Did you enjoy doing this?

Would you ever want to build your own home?

Would you rather sleep in a hotel made of ice or in a tree house?

Do you consider yourself adventurous?

Which appeals to you most: having a large, diverse group of friends, or having a few close friends?


Would you prefer going on a pub crawl in England or in Boston?

If you could travel back in time to tell your younger self anything, when would you travel back to and what would you say?

Which color does the word “frothy” make you think of?

Do you like food which is simultaneously sweet and salty?

Would a sea salt caramel tempt you?
Would a sea salt caramel tempt you? | Source


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      Julie K Henderson 2 years ago

      FlourishAnyway: Thank you for your kind words. I am pleased that you love my questions. I enjoy creating these hubs because it helps me think of things I would want to discuss the next time I am traveling or getting to know someone. Good luck adapting the questions for your personal use.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      I love your off-the-wall questions and hope to adapt some of them for use with a peer mentoring icebreaker get together I am planning for gifted students army daughter's high school.