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It’s easy to dream of far-off places, to assemble colorful glimpses of the world neatly in one’s mind. But taking that first step out the door and into the world is a moment both complex and exhilarating. The first travel experience we ever have is unique, forever ingrained in us.

This week, we want to talk about that first time. Whether you’re still planning it or you remember it fondly, we want to hear from you about the place, planning, and feeling of your first travels.

This Thursday 8/6 at 2pm EST, we’ll be sharing stories, giving tips, and dreaming big with:

Anne Lowrey (@anne_elizabeth) of Part Time Traveler: blogger and in-depth traveler

If you will be unavailable during the chat time but would still like to participate, please schedule your responses according to the schedule below:

Q1 – 2:00pm EST
Welcome to our #PassionPassport chat on First Time Travel! Where are you joining us from?

Q2 – 2:05pm EST
Tell us about your first travel experience, or the one you’re planning. Where did you choose and why?

Q3 – 2:10pm EST
What was the high point of your first travels? Or, what are you most looking forward to?

Q4 – 2:15pm EST
What was, or is, one of your biggest fears about international travel? (Did you encounter it?)

Q5 – 2:20pm EST
What tool do you think is essential for a first-time traveler to have?

Q6 – 2:25pm EST
What are good destinations for first-timer travelers? Why?

Q7 – 2:30pm EST
Is there a resource you rely on to help you plan travels? A book, site, people you know?

Q8 – 2:35pm EST
What misconception did you come up against most often concerning first time travel?

Q9 – 2:40pm EST
Do you think a first-time trip is best taken solo or shared with someone? Why?

Q10 – 2:45pm EST
Is there a traveler whose first-time experience really stuck with you? Link us!

Q11 – 2:50pm EST
What do you think would streamline a first-time travel experience? Be specific!

Q12 – 2:55pm EST
Travelers, any golden rules or tips for novices? Novices, any burning questions for travelers?