Quiz: How Adventurous a Traveler Are You?

Are you up for anything when you hit the road, or are you more of a timid traveler? Take our quiz to find out just how much of an adventurer you are!

Someone offers you a strange local delicacy, like fried insects or a still-beating frog heart. Would you try it?
Of course
Maybe
No way

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Would you ever show up in a new place without a planned itinerary?
All the time
I book a few things
No, I need a full plan

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What’s your idea of an exciting excursion?
Bungee jumping or climbing a mountain
Ziplining or biking
A dinner cruise or walking tour

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Have you ever traveled by yourself?
Of course
No, but I would
I wouldn’t feel comfortable

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Which set of destinations sounds most appealing?
Namibia, Greenland, Borneo
Spain, Japan, Argentina
New York, England, Aruba

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What do you do first when you arrive in a new city?
Just start wandering
Hit a museum recommended by locals
Take a hop-on, hop-off bus tour to get oriented

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Where would you stay when visiting a national park?
A tent under the stars
A cabin or lodge
A nearby chain hotel

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A local invites you home to have dinner with her family. Would you go?
Yes, of course!
Maybe, if I got a friendly vibe
No, I would never go home with a stranger

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Have you ever lived abroad?
Yes
Not yet, but it’s on my bucket list
No, I’m not interested

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How comfortable are you with language barriers?
I don’t need to speak the same language in order to connect with people
I feel awkward but I fumble through it
I prefer to travel where English is widely spoken

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How do you feel about getting lost?
I stumble into cool places that way
It’s all part of travel: sometimes fun, sometimes scary
It stresses me out

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By Sarah Schlichter

Deputy Executive Editor Sarah Schlichter's idea of a perfect trip includes spotting exotic animals, hiking through pristine landscapes, exploring new neighborhoods on foot, and soaking up as much art as she can. She often attempts to recreate recipes from her international travels after she gets home (which has twice resulted in accidental kitchen fires—no humans or animals were harmed).

Sarah joined the SmarterTravel team in 2017 after more than a decade at the helm of IndependentTraveler.com. Sarah's practical travel advice has been featured in dozens of news outlets including the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Budget Travel, and Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio. Follow her on Twitter @TravelEditor.

The Handy Item I Always Pack: "A journal. Even years later, reading my notes from a trip can bring back incredibly vivid memories."

Ultimate Bucket List Experience: "Road tripping and hiking through the rugged mountains of Patagonia."

Travel Motto: "'To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.'—Freya Stark"

Aisle, Window, or Middle Seat: "Aisle. I get restless on long flights and like to be able to move around without disturbing anyone else."

Email Sarah at sschlichter@smartertravel.com.