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Are you an expert traveler?

So you think you’re a traveler huh?
You really think life on the open road is for you?
We’ll see about that.
To be honest I’m not so sure you’re as travel savvy as you think you are.
Why don’t you go ahead and take this little test I’ve put together and we’ll decide at the end if you travel game is on point.

  • Question of

    Where is the best place to get your international sim card from?

    • Your hotel
    • The airport
    • A street market
    • A cellular carrier store
  • Question of

    If a tuk tuk driver offers you a tour you should…

    • say yes
    • say no
  • Question of

    What is the international standard for carry on size?

    • 22″ x 14″ x 9″
    • 21″ x 14″ x 9″
    • 21″ x 13″ x 8″
    • There is no standard
    • The standard is a weight limit not a size
  • Question of

    In less developed countries I would expect to pay ____ for a simple street food meal.

    • $1-$4
    • $5-$7
  • Question of

    How do you calculate your visa expiration date?

    • The day you arrive + the length of your visa
    • The day you arrive – the length of your visa
  • Question of

    Visa on arrival means…

    • your pre-purchased visa will be waiting for you on arrival
    • you can get a visa on arrival to a new country
    • you must present your visa on arrival to a new country
  • Question of

    Hostels are cheaper than hotels

    • Always
    • Never
    • Sometimes
  • Question of

    A hostel is a…

    • free accommodation
    • a dirty hotel
    • a cheap hotel
    • an accomidation with shared dorms
    • hotel for young people
  • Question of

    If I rent a scooter / jet ski / car I always …

    • take pictures before leaving the rental shop
    • ask for a discount
    • test drive the options for the most powerful option
    • use my passport for collateral
    • ask for a new model
  • Question of

    A guesthouse is a…

    • private accommodation that hosts guests
    • an entire place for rent
    • accommodation for families
    • safe place to stay in dangerous cities
  • Question of

    The best place to book tours / transportation is…

    • with a tour agency before my trip
    • Directly though the tour company
    • At the airport
    • At a tourism stand
  • Question of

    When booking a hotel/hostel I should book for at least ___ day(s) if I plan to explore the area.

    • 1
    • 2
    • 7
    • 30
  • Question of

    My credit card points are best exchanged for …

    • flights and hotels
    • gift cards
    • cash
    • electronics
  • Question of

    I should tip abroad…

    • only at restaurants
    • there is no tipping abroad
    • when I want to show my appreciation for a service
    • always
    • when I want special treatment
  • Question of

    What is the required minimum remaining validity on a passport before travelling?

    • However long my visa is for
    • 6 months
    • 1 year
    • 30 days
    • 1 day
  • Question of

    If I am staying in a country for a long time and my passport is about to expire I …

    • must immediately fly to my home country
    • should contact my local embassy to get a new passport
    • don’t have to do anything until my next trip
    • should get an extension from the immigration office
    • should get a visa exception waiver
  • Question of

    An onward travel requirement means…

    • I have to leave the country before my visa expires
    • I have to fly to another country before flying to my home country
    • If I show proof I’m leaving a country I don’t need a visa
    • I have to prove I have purchased transportation to leave the country before my visa expires
    • I have booked a return flight
  • Question of

    Skill focused travel is …

    • a trip based around learning a particular skill
    • a competition to prove I am the best traveler
    • another term for experiential travel
    • another term for adventure travel
    • A trip designed to skillfully fit in as many activities as possible
  • Question of

    I should arrive at my gate at least ____ minutes before the departure time on my ticket

    • 30
    • 120
    • 15
    • 5
  • Question of

    I must get vaccinations before travelling

    • Always
    • Never
    • Only when arriving from certain countries
    • If I do not have a visa on arrival
  • Question of

    Travel insurance is not a replacement for health insurance

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    Street food is not as safe as food from a restaurant.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    Travelling to a country during the rainy season is …

    • Guaranteed to ruin your trip
    • Illegal
    • Dangerous
    • A good way to avoid premium fees and crowds
  • Question of

    When you arrive to a new country and need a ride to your hotel, where is the best place to find a taxi?

    • Inside the airport
    • In front of the airport
    • In the airport parking lot
    • Outside the airport grounds
  • Question of

    What is the best way to find out where to go exploring?

    • Yelp
    • Trip Advisor
    • Tourism booths
    • Tourism brochures
    • Trusted locals
  • Question of

    Bringing your own food to the airport is allowed

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    If a stranger asks how long you are staying at your hotel you should…

    • Tell them the truth
    • Avoid giving an answer
    • Lie
    • Ask them to show you around
  • Question of

    The best way to protect your digital information is to…

    • sit with your back to a corner when using your PC
    • use a macbook computer
    • keep your electronics in an RFID safe pouch when not in use
    • use a VPN when connected to the internet
  • Question of

    Travel warning issued for a country means…

    • it is illegal to travel there
    • you should exercise caution while visiting
    • you must leave the country if you are there
    • Something bad will happen to you while visiting that country
  • Question of

    The cheapest place to get local currency is at…

    • a tourism shop before leaving your home country
    • the airport exchange booths
    • currency exchange booths in town
    • a private business offering currency exchange
    • an ATM
  • Question of

    Before using an ATM you should…

    • check your bank account to make sure there is money
    • ask someone if the ATM is empty
    • check the machine for any card skimmer attachments
  • Question of

    If a restaurant serves you ice it is always safe to use

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    The day before flying somewhere you should…

    • check in for your flight
    • pack
    • buy travel insurance
    • apply for a visa
  • Question of

    What is the best way to avoid crowds at tourist destinations

    • Visit sites early in the day
    • Go on holidays
    • Go through the local entrance
    • Go on mondays
  • Question of

    Traveling on a budget means…

    • You won’t have as much fun as other people
    • You are more thrifty than other travelers
    • only staying at hostels
    • not going on tours
    • not seeing the best a country has to offer
    • none of the above
  • Question of

    Before leaving your hotel to go exploring a new city you should…

    • Inform your concierge you’ll be away
    • Write down the name and address of your hotel
    • leave a tip for the maid on your pillow
    • put your luggage in the closet
  • Question of

    Travel insurance is…

    • Not worth it
    • only for canceled flights
    • only for short trips
    • only for expensive trips like cruises or resort stays
    • a good investment to protect yourself
  • Question of

    If you plan to visit multiple countries on your trip you should bring…

    • extra copies of your passport photos
    • a second passport
    • a spare visa
    • a jacket
    • a tour guide book
  • Question of

    If a stranger asks if it’s your first day in the country you should say…

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    The worst trip is…

    • one in rainy season
    • an expensive one
    • a short one
    • the one you never take
    • one in a dangerous country

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