Q: Where are you going?
Q: That’s not really very specific. Which countries are you visiting?
A: A bunch of them.
Q: Are you aware that the US State Department has travel warnings for summer travel to Europe?
Q: Aren’t you afraid?
A: I live in a country where people believe semi-automatic weapons are a needed for home defense and trips to the grocery store. I’m pretty sure I’ll be okay, but if not, my preference would be to be killed near the end of my trip then I will have had a really good time before kicking the old bucket.
Q: Are you traveling by yourself again?
A: No, my wife will be joining me.
Q: Why aren’t you taking your kids?
A: Because this is the Irresponsilble Adult Tour.
Q: Why is this an Irresponsible tour?
A: Because most people think saving money for a rainy day is more important than spending money irresponsibly. I’ll misquote my man Thoerau, “I did not want to come to the end of my life and find out I had not lived.”
Q: Didn’t Thoerau live in Emerson’s basement?
A: Let’s call it an unpaid Air B&B…he also lived in a little cabin he built himself. And he had an epic neck beard, one of the best neck beards ever.
Q: What can we expect from your blog posts?
A: There is a 100% chance that I will get lost at some point. I will complain about my hotel rooms. I will eat something without finding out what it is.
Q: Why will you complain about your hotels?
A: Because I’m frugal. Frugal hotels are not always the best.
Q: How does your wife feel about frugal hotels, walking 50 miles a day, and getting lost?
A: She has put up with me for a long time…this might be the final straw.