Photo by Ali Inay (@inayali)
Photo by Ali Inay (@inayali)

We often herald travel as the bringer of new experiences and thrills. That said, it can also be a familiar force, a tide that ebbs and flows over the years. Some of the best traditions are ones formed through travel. With the holidays fast approaching, we’re thinking of the kind of travel that keeps coming back around in life — family trips, New Year’s getaways, etc. For this week’s chat, we want to know about the places that have carved a fond place in your heart, the routines you hold close, and the trips that just never get old.

This Thursday, Dec. 17 at 2pm ET, we’ll be joined by co-hosts who have a few travel traditions themselves:

Georgette Jupe (@girlinflorence): American expat living in Florence and well versed in Tuscan travel
Cyra (@roadlessforked): Australian foodie living in Spain, exploring Europe

If you are unavailable during the chat time but would still like to participate, feel free to schedule your tweets according to the times listed below:

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

Q2 – 2:05pm EST
Share a photo of a holiday or yearly travel tradition you have. How did it come about?

Q3 – 2:10pm EST
Is there one particular location you’ve returned to again and again? What keeps drawing you back?

Q4 – 2:15pm EST
Are any of your travel traditions tied to a particular season? Which? ​

Q5 – 2:20pm EST
What essentials do you always pack for a trip, regardless of where you’re going? Share a photo!

Q6 – 2:25pm EST
Do you have a pre-travel routine? Walk us through it.

Q7 – 2:30pm EST
What is your airport survival ritual? Any must-haves or must-dos?

Q8 – 2:35pm EST
While traveling, is there one activity that grounds you wherever you are?

Q9 – 2:40pm EST
Is there a song that always reminds you of a particular journey? Where to?

Q10 – 2:45pm EST
What travel tradition lost to history would you like to bring back? Which one?

Q11 – 2:50pm EST
Has a usual trip of yours ever been shaken up by a mishap or surprise? How so?

Q12 – 2:55pm EST
Have you been somewhere in the last year you’d like to make a tradition of seeing?