A great activity for everyone


By Jon Zajac

As someone who loves to travel, I’m always looking for ways to bring that sense of adventure, curiosity, and connection to my events. One fun way to do this is by using Travel-themed “This or That” icebreaker questions. By asking questions related to different destinations, experiences, and preferences, you can help your guests get to know each other better, spark their imagination, and create a memorable shared experience.

How to incorporate Travel themed This or That questions

To incorporate Travel-themed “This or That” questions into your event, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare a list of questions beforehand that are related to different destinations, experiences, and preferences. You can find inspiration from your own travels, online travel blogs, forums, or social media.

  2. Print out the questions on cards or display them on a screen or a poster board. Encourage your guests to form small groups of 3-5 people and take turns asking each other the questions. You can also create a rotation system where each group moves on to the next question after a set amount of time (e.g., 2-3 minutes).

  3. Make sure everyone has a chance to answer each question and listen actively to their responses. Encourage follow-up questions, comments, and discussions that build on the initial answers. You can also share your own travel stories and tips to keep the conversation flowing.

  4. After everyone has had a chance to answer all the questions, gather your guests in a larger group and ask them to share their favorite or most surprising answers. You can also use this opportunity to highlight any commonalities or connections that emerged during the activity.

  5. Consider using some of the insights or stories that came up during the “This or That” icebreaker as a springboard for further conversations and activities throughout the day. For example, you could organize a trivia game based on travel trivia or create a photo booth with props inspired by different destinations.

Ideas on different themes of questions

To keep your Travel-themed icebreaker questions fresh and engaging, you can explore different themes and categories that are relevant to the topic. Here are some ideas:

  • Destinations: Ask questions related to different places, cultures, and landscapes (e.g., “Beach vacation or mountain escape?” or “Which continent would you like to visit next?”).

  • Experiences: Ask questions about different activities, adventures, and challenges (e.g., “Would you rather go skydiving or bungee jumping?” or “What is the most memorable meal you’ve had on your travels?”).

  • Preferences: Ask questions that tap into people’s likes, dislikes, and habits related to travel (e.g., “Window seat or aisle seat?” or “Would you rather travel light or bring everything you need?”).

  • Culture: Ask questions that explore different customs, traditions, and ways of life in different parts of the world (e.g., “What is one cultural difference you’ve noticed while traveling?” or “Which country has the best cuisine?”).

  • Sustainability: Ask questions that raise awareness about responsible and sustainable travel practices (e.g., “Would you rather take a flight or train to your destination?” or “How do you reduce your carbon footprint when traveling?”).

By incorporating these different themes of questions into your Travel-themed icebreaker activity, you can create a fun and interactive experience that also fosters learning, understanding, and appreciation for the world around us. So why not give it a try and see how it can enhance your next event!

My favorite Travel themed This or That questions

  1. Beach vacation or mountain getaway?
  2. Road trip or plane ride?
  3. City exploring or countryside sightseeing?
  4. All-inclusive resort or Airbnb?
  5. Solo travel or group travel?
  6. Sightseeing tours or spontaneous adventures?
  7. Backpack or suitcase?
  8. Adventure vacation or relaxing getaway?
  9. Staycation or international travel?
  10. Campsite or hotel room?
  11. Packed itinerary or open schedule?
  12. Scenic train ride or drive through the countryside?
  13. Stay in a hostel or budget hotel?
  14. Cruise ship or ferry?
  15. Train travel or airplane travel?
  16. Travel by car or travel by bus?
  17. Hotel with a pool or beach-front villa?
  18. International cuisine or local delicacies?
  19. Tourist attractions or off-the-beaten-path destinations?
  20. Guided tour or self-guided exploration?
  21. Traveling in the fall or spring?
  22. Stay in a treehouse, yurt, or igloo?
  23. Theme park vacation or outdoor adventure?
  24. Stay in a historic property or modern hotel?
  25. Be immersed in nature or cultural experiences?
  26. Relaxing getaway or adventurous expedition?
  27. Stay in a luxurious hotel or quirky bed and breakfast?
  28. Visit popular hotspots or underrated destinations?
  29. Europe or Asia?
  30. Hotel with a rooftop bar or a cozy bed and breakfast?
  31. Sailing boat excursion or kayaking tour?
  32. Sightseeing or gaming?
  33. Stay in a treehouse or luxury villa?
  34. Visit popular cities or off the beaten path destinations?
  35. Tibet or Nepal trekking?
  36. Go on a beach trip or mountain trip?
  37. Road-travel or a journey by airplane?
  38. Travel to tropical or glacier spots?
  39. Indoor spa or outdoor trekking?
  40. Staycation or vacation abroad?
  41. Travel to city or country?
  42. Climb mountains or navigate through city streets?
  43. Airline seats or train journey?
  44. Travel with family or friends?
  45. Cliff-jumping or scuba-diving?
  46. Plan a trip alone or with travel agency?
  47. Walking tour or bus tour?
  48. Culture-trip or beach-trip?
  49. Stay in a hotel or camping?

About the author

Jon Zajac

Jon Zajac

Founder & Chief Icebreaker

I started Icebreaker Spot because I truly believe that strong connections are the foundation of successful teams. I wanted to create a platform that would make it easy for people to find and share icebreakers and team building activities, empowering them to build trust, foster collaboration, and ultimately, achieve greatness together.