#TTOT Round-Up: Out of Your Comfort Zone

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Here’s the round-up of this week’s #TTOT on “Out of Your Comfort Zone!”

Q1 via iavravillaassoc: How would you describe your comfort zone? 

  • pineywoozle: My comfort zone is the universe. I am only rarely shaken of my basic belief of the core decency of people & the splendor of nature 
  • thetravelmav: Sitting in a bar with a cold beer, rucksack at my knees, hot weather, at the start of another adventure
  • lethers: My comfort zone starts in a good cafe and ends when the adrenaline level reaches about 25%
  • iamfrafuga: Comfort zone is a guaranteed bed, meal, hot shower… Everything you don’t feel the need of when you’re on an adventure
  • Inga_Ros: My comfort zone is defined by the people who surround me
  • TravelistaNina: My comfort zone is pretty wide because I love to try new things. But if I don’t eat every three hours I’m not a happy gal

Q2 via crozul: Share your most memorable “out of comfort zone” experiences

  • MyHotelGuy: When my host family in China took care of me when I was sick. I didn’t speak Mandarin well..they didn’t speak English. Humanity!
  • JauntingKerrs: Paddling on a sufboard across a Croc-infested river mouth in Boca Barranca, Costa Rica
  • Xplore724: Sailing down the East coast US in Dec. with 20 ft. seas & 50 knot winds was definitely out of my comfort zone
  • WindstarCruises: Jungle huts in Africa (true story). No electricity, no running water. Just baboons beating on the walls at night 
  • chippy2u: Bungy jumping the Nevis in New Zealand – 134 metres into a river gorge
  • TravelApprentce: Quitting my career to travel Solo, that was huge the first time

Q3 via RobertKCole: What hotel experience left you furthest out of your comfort zone?

  • CruiseBuzz: An eco-lodge in Ecuador’s cloud forest. No electricity and big bugs
  • faeyakof: Finding out there was no flush and no sink and the only thing separating the room and the toilet was a curtain
  • daisy_cropper: Creepy hostel had the floor painted blood red with flecks of paint splattered up the walls… It looked a little too real to me
  • travelfootprint: A hotel in Istanbul where the front desk checked someone else into our room after we had gone to bed, twice
  • gregoates: Ecolodge in Iquitos, Peru in the Amazon. Tarantulas everywhere
  • emeraldcitytooz: Very thin walls at older Paris Hotel. Must have been honeymooners next door

Q4 via Walsden_Mercers: Whats your best ‘Won’t be doing that again experience’?

  • KWanderlust3: Probably eating scorpions yuck
  • BespokeTravels: Thinking tiny green things in Thailand were peas & eating spoonful – they were hot peppers
  • L_e_a_h: I won’t be eating that corn ice cream in China again. Disgusting
  • youngadventures: Eating fried guinea pig in Peru. Won’t be doing that again
  • WorldTravelWH: Bus ride from Agra to Jaipur & this dude decides to make his “own” bathroom in the back of the bus (which had no bathroom) 
  • Bloggeries: Drinking shots of cobra snake whiskey along the Mekong

Q5 via danielmartinadv: How has being pushed out of your comfort zone changed you and your views on the world?

  • thetravelmav: Taught me world is an extraordinary, magical, living thing… learn to take the knocks & shocks -feel more alive
  • traveledearth: It’s reminded me that life’s too short to not love what you do each day
  • roniweiss Being out of your comfort zone is why a lot of us travel. It makes you wiser & generally helps with patience
  • habagatcentral: Curiosity–The World is Just Awesome! Made me humble and earned more respect for different cultures
  • KathEgan: It has given me hope for humanity and the future
  • katyabroad: It’s taught me how to look fear in the face and overcome it
  • traveldudes: “The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all!” (Richard Branson)   

And there you have it, “Out of Your Comfort Zone”!

Next week’s #TTOT topic is: “Time Zones.” Submit your questions HERE! And don’t forget to follow the #TTOT every Tuesday at 9:30am and 9:30pm GMT to chat about all things travel!

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Have YOU got anything to add to the Out of Your Comfort Zone discussion? 

© Connie Hum 2011

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