Craziest Travel Date Ever

The-Craziest-OkCupid-Date-EverI travel light. But every now and then I come across a story about someone or someones who take traveling light to the next level.

There’s an article making waves around the internet about a couple, who had originally met online and only known each other for a month (in person) , taking a 21-day international travel date with literally just the clothes on their back. (The photo on the left shows everything they took.)

It’s titled The Craziest OKCupid Date Ever.

After reading the article, you might have some questions. So did one website that tracked down the author.  Here’s what she had to say:

Six Questions for the Girl From the Craziest OkCupid Date Ever.

As for me, it’s a little too basic for my tastes.  I guess as I get older the thoughts of 23 hour bus rides, sleeping on stranger’s sofas, and not having a change of underwear just isn’t very appealing. And as for the orange pants……you’ve got to be kidding? I would need sunglasses after a day.

How about you? Would you travel that light?

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5 Responses to Craziest Travel Date Ever

  1. Paula Bag Lass says:

    Well, for a start I wouldn’t attempt 8 countries in 21 days, with or without a new beau…..3 has been my limit in that time period……with a well worn-in husband. 😉

    Yes, the whole thing is too basic for me as well and I found myself a bit critical of her outfit. 2 pairs of open sandals and a dress without something for warmth (aside from the scarf), or at least waterproof,……eek!

    I would have worn leggings and T shirt with a sleeveless tunic dress on top. 1 Pair of loafer style shoes and 1 pair strappy sandals. Definitely a cardigan and a rain jacket that folds down small.
    Age is the big factor in this situation, maybe feasible for me 35 years ago…….but not now. Regardless, traveling without toothpaste /powder is not an option to me.

  2. elizabeth says:

    It just doesn’t sound like much fun. Why spend all that money on plane tickets to have a groty experience like that? I don’t really get it.

  3. BMEPhDinCO says:

    Interesting trip, but I’d do more like Paula and take a few minimal things. A big hobo bag could fit (or wear):
    1 pair of leggings
    1 tunic/dress
    1 pair of super lightweight pants (like these from REI: http://www.rei.com/product/844211/rei-aldervale-roll-up-pants-womens-petite)
    1 wool tshirt ls light weight
    1 cardigan
    1 packable lightweight rain jacket (or even down jacket with DWR)
    2 pairs ex offico undies
    2 sports bras
    1 pair socks (wool)
    1 pair of flats (ie, toms, more casual)
    1 pair of dressier sandals

    And I’m not that old, but still 1 dress isn’t fun… but one day bag would be easy – keep the weight at or under 10 pounds and you are good to go!

  4. Ralph says:

    I don’t have an issue with it from an ‘adventure’ standpoint.
    I would not do it as a ‘vacation’ for only 2 reasons :
    I might like to buy something for myself or a souvenir (buying on the internet is good yes, but buying something unique in person is too)
    I would not like all the photos showing me in the exact same clothes from a memory standpoint years later

  5. MWebb says:

    What I like about this blog is how readers think this is so stupid BUT with a couple of minor, idiosyncratic changes it WOULD work. McGyver’s all!

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