When meeting new people when traveling, having an intriguing fact is a terrific ice breaker.
For a job interview or to start afresh topic, keep some odd information in your back pocket.
I’ve had some pretty crazy adventures during my 8 years of touring the world.
When I’m chatting in hostel dorm rooms, I’ll typically pull random entertaining information from my 500 bucket list ideas.
Fun Facts Include…
In the Alaskan tundra, I came face to face with a big grizzly bear.
It was a fascinating chat in which I was attempting to speak calmly while it approached me.
In the Mongol Rally, I drove 1/3 of the earth.
I even sat in the back of a Russian police cruiser for an afternoon.
For every one of us, life has been a tornado of excitement and surprising moments.
I hope you can take at least one excellent fun fact from this list and add it to your own personal list of fun facts.
50 INTERESTING FUN FACTS ABOUT ME
1 – The most exhilarating experience I’ve ever had was running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.
The Mongol Rally comes in second place. Both are excellent discussion starters when it comes to tales.
2 – Aside from traveling, what is my favorite pastime?
It’s a tie between literature, video games, and cryptography if I had to choose.
3- The scariest part of my journey was riding in the back of a Russian police cruiser. Take a look at the video below!
4 – Throughout my life, I have traveled to over 78 countries. But I’m not finished yet. I want to travel to every country on the planet.
5 – I was born and raised in a little Ohio town.
6 – Because of the calm and cool temps, this is my favorite season.
7 – I once camped in the Alaskan bush for 14 days. And was confronted by a Grizzly Bear. It was both the most terrifying and the most rewarding experience I’ve ever had. However, it’s a fun fact.
8 – I once walked out of a job interview, but the interviewer was amused by the fact that my laugh was called Schreck (Sounds like Shrek).
A Russian Border Guard laughed at it as well. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, who Aren’t these facts amusing?
9 – One of my hidden abilities is video editing.
10 – Italy, New Zealand, and Thailand are my top three favorite countries. All for various reasons. New Zealand’s landscape, Italy’s culture, history, and food, and Thailand’s food, price tag, and culture all appeal to me.
11 – This is a shameful reality about me. However, I have seen all three Lord of the Rings films at least 20 times. It’s one of my favorite films.
12 – My eye color changes based on what I’m wearing. I have green eyes when I wear green. They appear more bluish when I wear blue. It’s just a fun fact about myself.
13 – Italy is my favorite nation. In my life, the country has played a significant role. It was my first solo trip to a foreign country. It was the first country to which I introduced my mother. I even met my wife at the Venice Carnival.
14 – Let’s talk about my wife. She is Swedish, and I am planning to relocate to Sweden.
Immigration is a pain for me, which is a not-so-fun fact about myself.
15 – Lasagna is my favorite dish. It isn’t original, but it is accurate.
16 – My greatest fear is not living.
17 – I’m a sucker for sweets. That means I have to be very careful with my diet or dark chocolate will ruin me.
18 – As much as I enjoy sweets, simple vanilla ice cream is my favorite flavor.
19 – I skydived for the first time over Lake Taupo in New Zealand. It was really magnificent.
20 – I have a habit of biting my nails. It’s a horrible habit I despise.
21 – If I had to choose, I’d go with the number 21. Light blue is my favorite color. I don’t think I’m old enough to have a favorite color.
22 – Obviously, traveling is a hobby that I could never give up — it’s my favorite thing in the world. This travel blog’s objective is to encourage as many people as possible to travel.
23 – I’m not a big sports fan. Basketball, on the other hand, was my favorite sport as a kid.
24 – I can’t imagine not having potatoes. I don’t care if it’s mashed potatoes, French fries, or plain fried. It had to be my Irish ancestry.
25 – In 2018, I traveled to three different countries to celebrate three separate New Years’. In the United States, New Year’s Eve is celebrated. Yinchuan celebrates Chinese New Year in February and Thai New Year in April. On the Thai Buddhist calendar, it was the year B.E. 2561.
26 – Pasta is my favorite cuisine, especially when I’m traveling around Italy on a budget. That comes in second.
27 – I crave an ice-cold soda when I’m hungover.
28 – Let’s talk about soda. I despise diet soda. In fact, I despise all diet beverages.
29 – I traveled from London, England, to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, once. The trek took about 60 days and covered roughly one-third of the globe, and it provided me with a hilarious story that I like telling others.
30 – My non-alcoholic beverage of choice serves as a chaser for my alcoholic beverage.
31 – Tequila is my preferred alcoholic beverage.
32 – The eyes are the feature of a person that I find most appealing. It’s a carefree, go-with-the-flow attitude in terms of personality.
33 – I prefer listening to audiobooks to listening to music. I adore learning new things!
34 – I am a voracious reader. I hunt for descriptive terms to assist extend my vocabulary while I read books and blogs.
35 – I have a bee allergy. If you ever see me running around in a panic while we’re travelling together, it’s because of a bee.
36 – Dreamers who act are my favorite type of person. It’s just a fun fact.
37 – The sound of a fork scraping across someone’s teeth is one of my pet peeves. It physically causes me to feel a searing pain in my head. I’m not sure why.
38 – Kazakhstan is my least favorite country. (However, I was sick the majority of the time.)
39 – The smell of freshly cut grass irritates me. It makes me sneeze uncontrollably.
40 – The thing that scares me the most is dying without having lived.
41 – Indecisive people irritate me much.
42 – All sports are the dullest to watch.
43 – One fascinating fact is that whenever I visit Rome, I always sit by the Colosseum at sunset and have a beer. It may appear to be a coincidental event. But it’s something I’ve done since my first solo vacation.
44 – I know a little Thai and a little Chinese (I spent a lot of time backpacking in Thailand). The most difficult language to learn was Chinese. I’m learning Swedish at the moment.
45 – I can make the best cheesecake in the world. Baking is a relatively new passion for me.
46 – I have a fantastic Scottish accent. Well, I believe that is satisfactory.
47 – One of the most interesting museums I’ve visited is the Comic Book Museum (one of the coolest things to do in Brussels).
48 – I once published a book on how to plan an around-the-world trip. With Kindle Unlimited, you can read it for free.
49 – I try to live in the now every day. I also want to improve myself.
50 – Happy 50th Birthday! Many of my birthdays have been spent on the road. To mention a few, I’ve celebrated birthdays under the Eiffel Tower, on a pier in Greece, in Thailand, and in Queenstown, New Zealand.