TRLT is not TMI, but it might make you LOL.
My friend Point Chaser was the one who first told me about #TRLT. She knows that I have done a lot of shoestring-backpacking-wandering travel, and she thought I would appreciate the #TRLT community.
She was right!
So, what is #TRLT? It’s a Twitter travel chat! TRLT stands for The Road Less Traveled. This chat is fantastic if you enjoy traveling to overlooked countries. It’s an hour filled with interesting stories and tips about places most people haven’t visited yet.
#TRLT happens every Tuesday at 10 am Pacific Time/1 pm Eastern. I like it because you can kind of pop and and out while still picking up some great info.
Last week, I learned that if you are planning to visit certain countries (Lebanon, Syria, Yemen, Iran, Libya, Kuwait, and Sudan), you cannot have an Israeli entry stamp in your passport or you will be denied entry. However, you can ask at Israeli airport immigrations for them to stamp a separate piece of paper instead of your passport.
I also learned that the current cost of a Visa to Brazil is $160. That seems really expensive!
This week’s #TRLT chat topic is Local Transport. I’ve personally got a lot to say about this topic. My husband Josh still tests positive for TB – years later! – because of some particularly long and clearly infectious bus rides in Ghana.
Here is the list of questions for today:
1) Which country on The Road Less Traveled has the best public transport network?
2) What is your preferred method of transportation on The Road Less Traveled?
3) What is your best local transport experience on The Road Less Traveled?
4) What is your worst local transport experience on The Road Less Traveled?
5) What is the most unusual form of transport you have taken?
If you’ve got an interest in the road less traveled, I encourage you to check it out. Join in, or just watch all the stories and tips scroll past.
In case you aren’t familiar with how a Twitter chat works, it’s easy to get the hang of it. Just type #TRLT in the search box to begin.
You can absolutely just read the tweets in the feed, but it’s also fun to participate! If you want to jump into the chat, just make sure that your tweets include the #TRLT hashtag or others following the chat won’t be able to see them.
TTFN! Maybe I’ll see you on TRLT…