What does your wandering look like? It appears to be random, but it's based on little spurts of fascination that turn into plane tickets. An article is usually the culprit. I might read a story about a natural water slide, a monkey temple, or a bar made completely out of salt where they serve 200 types of vodka, and that's it. Life can't go on until I get a piece of it.
Do you have a favorite place? If so, where and why? This is the number one question I get asked, and I always say you have to narrow the question. Favorite place for food. Favorite topography. Favorite animals. Favorite beach. Favorite people. Favorite nightlife. Favorite language. Favorite weather. Favorite architecture. Favorite culture. I can answer all those, but overall, if I had to pick one place that hits in the top five, three, or even number one for most of my "favorite" lists, I'd say New Zealand. Easy choice. Jaw-dropping country.
What drives you? What does it mean to be a wandering woman? Knowing I'm going to die one day drives me. Life is short. The planet is amazing. I MUST see as much of it as I can before I bite the big one. It would be rude not to.
What's the journey you haven't taken but need to take? Gorillas. That trip is a throbbing empty checkbox on my bucket list.
Do you have a favorite book/song/artwork about wandering, or another wanderer you can share? I like my book, Good Globe. Everybody who reads it tells me it makes them want to pack their bags, and that thrills me, because that's its sole purpose. I'd love to be part of the reason someone lived their travel dreams. I want to give that gift.
Bonus question: Tell me something about yourself outside of these questions. I've hosted the same party on three continents, and it was a mad success every time. People went nuts. It's called the Drunken Olympics, and it features events like the backwards sprint, a belching contest, and an opposite-arm baseball throw. Athletic costumes encouraged.