Questionnaire: Get the wheels turning

This questionnaire gets the wheels turning when you are ready to plan an adventure!

Let’s Plan YOUR Adventure!

First things, first….

Who is coming along?

Adults

Kids

Ages of kids

Where to?

How much time do you have?

Where do you want to stay?

HOTEL:

What type of hotel is perfect?

Do you like budget simple or turn down service with chocolates on the pillow?

Do you want a familiar western style hotel or do you want something with the local flavor?

How many rooms do you want?

What bed types do you want?

For example: Are 2 doubles OK or do you need 1 double for mom and dad but 2 singles for the kids who don’t sleep well together?

Is an elevator a must or is carrying your luggage up a flight or two of stairs ok?

Bathrooms:

Is shower only OK or do you need/want a bathtub?

Is a private bathroom down the hall ok?

Is a shared bathroom ok or is that Ewwwwww?

Hotel Amenities:

Circle the must haves for your hotel.

restaurant
bar
24 hour front desk service
television (remember shows may not be in English)
AC/Heat
View
hairdryer
slippers/robe
tiny bottles of shampoo and soap
desk
wifi

Does it matter which floor you are on?

Will you need laundry service?

dry cleaning?
laundry?
shoe shine service?

Hotel Location:

Do you want to be near enough to walk to the local sites?

Do you want to be near some nightlife?

Do you want to be in a tourist area or off the beaten path with the locals?

How do you want to get around?

Getting around town:

Check off the ones that are ok:

Metro
Walking
Bus
Taxi
Bicycle
Train

Do you like the adventure of reading a map and wandering around, maybe even getting lost or do you prefer to be delivered directly to the door of your destination by a private driver?

What do you want to see?

Sight seeing:

List your ‘must see’ places here:

How do you like to sight see?

Just the famous pieces?

Slowly to see it all and read each tag in the museum?

Taking a photo inside to prove that you were there is good enough?

Read before hand and ‘teach’ yourself?

Use the audio guide at the museum?

Private guide?

Tour Guides:

Have you ever used a tour guide?

If you’ve used a tour guide, what was your impression?

Do you like to hire guides for large sites like the Vatican or The British Museum?

Art and Architecture:

Do you want to know all the details? Building material, dates, designed by…or you want only the key details (the Cliff notes version).

History:

Do you know the lineage of royalty in the country you are visiting or do you want a Cliff Note bit of information before you go to set the background?

Do you have a background in history?

Are you interested in any particular part of history?

What type of culture do you enjoy most?

Indicate your interest level in the following:

Art

Paintings
Sculpture
Mixed Media

Do you have a favorite style of art?

Hate one style of art in particular?

Do you have a favorite artist?

Do you want to learn about the local art and artists?

Architecture

Do you have background knowledge in architecture?

Music

Do you like to listen to live music?

What style or music do you like?

Do you have a particular instrument you play or enjoy?

Wine

Would you like to have wine each night with dinner?

Do you know a lot about wines?

Are you interested in the local wines?

Royalty

Do you follow royalty?

Are you interested in the current royal family?

Technology:

Will you be bringing any of the following?

IPad Laptop
Iphone kindle
Tablet

Do you prefer a hard copy of things like itinerary and sight seeing information or do you prefer to use digital information?

Circle the one that applies to you:

* Book or Kindle
* Walk or ride
* eat on the go or sit and savor
early night in the hotel to rest for the next day or late nights out dancing and listening to local music
Fancy hotel or clean and simple
sturdy walking shoes or fashionable heels
one ‘goes with everything necklace’ or accessories for every outfit
study before you go or learn on the fly
plan every moment or wing it
move quickly so you can see it all or stroll

Tell me about the travelers:

Adults:

Work area (teaching/marketing/finance/computers, etc.)

educational background

interests

hobbies

Do you like to read fiction?

Do you like to watch movies?
What type?

Kids:

age
grade in school
male or female
favorite subject
hated subject
special interests
physically active
favorite:
movie
cartoon
book character
book genre
food

allergies?

hated food or item?

fears
loves
favorite past trip
first airplane ride?
first hotel stay?

Circle the one that applies to you:

* Book or Kindle
* Walk or ride
* eat on the go or sit and savor
early night in the hotel to rest for the next day or late nights out dancing and listening to local music
Fancy hotel or clean and simple
sturdy walking shoes or fashionable heels
one ‘goes with everything necklace’ or accessories for every outfit
study before you go or learn on the fly
plan every moment or wing it

Special Considerations:

Something you hate?

Something you love? (Bicyclist? Motorcyclist? Jewelry lover?)

Pet peeves?

Something the group can’t do (For example is someone afraid of heights? Claustrophobic?)

Physical limitations?

Food allergies?

Describe the perfect day on this trip:

 

 

Anything else you want me to know?

 

The trip of a lifetime awaits!!

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Happy Travels,

Natalie, The Educational Tourist

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