Which of the statements below are true and which are false? In traveling around the world, and clicking around Luxury Travel Mavens site, you may be a travel maven yourself. Are you ready to put aside your Sudoku and try your hand at “Travel Trivia”? There’s an award to help charities for the first five people who answer them all correctly (without looking up the answers!). Photos may be a clue or a red herring.
TRUE OR FALSE?
The Luxury hotels, The Pierre Hotel, a Taj Hotel, and Le Blanc are found in France.
The Barberstown Castle, started in the 13th century and now a hotel outside Dublin, was once owned by Eric Clapton.
The “oldest, darkest, deepest, quietest, and largest suite room in the world” is in Russia.
Waterford Crystal tour in Ireland is in Waterford, once a Viking town.
You can take an Orient Express luxury train to Machu Picchu, one of the world’s great wonders, nestled in the Alps.
WILDLIFE (Away from the cities)
True or False?
Penguins are found only south of the Equator.
You can snorkel among stingless jellyfish in the Galapagos and swimming iguanas in Papua New Guinea.
Whale Sharks are not sharks.
Surprisingly, a luxury river cruise for great classical music is on the Amazon, not the Danube.
A bodhran is a Norwegian flute.
The world’s largest Hot Air Balloon Festival is in Australia, and the whooshing sound you hear while riding in the basket is all the nitrogen gas filling the balloon.
Answers & Rewards
You are on the honor system. The first five people who get all the correct answers without looking them up and email those answers to me will get a reward! I will send you a $25 Giving Certificate from the nonprofit Charity Checks, great holiday gifts for travelers because they are good for any of more than 1.8 million nonprofits and let the recipient chose — they can give back to places they love. Send me your answers — Lisa@LuxuryTravelMavens.com For those who just like to know, all the answers are within pieces I’ve posted on this site.
For those who want more trivia power at your fingertips for long flights, or nights by the fire, you might want to check out my book Everything 101, with chapters on history, english, science, math, science, religion and philosophy.
Lisa TE Sonne for LuxuryTravelMavens.com
The Jellyfish photo is by © Sharon Spence Leib, travel writer and photographer, and the Whale Shark one image is courtesy of © Danny Heilprin Photography. All other images by (c) Lisa TE Sonne (Hot Air Balloon, Morocco feature image, Pierre Hotel, Manhattan, Penguin, Machu Picchu and the luxury Cave Resort.) Please get permission for any of the images for use other than this article. Thanks!