The perfect trip requires a challenge.
1. The “I’m Not Going To Eat That – Oh Wait, Yes I Am” Moment
What’s more terrifying than something ooey, gooey, scary and chewy? No one ever remembered the night that they didn’t try the deep fried pig testicles*.
2. The “Something About This Is Spiritual, But I Can’t Explain It” Moment
This moment is different for everyone. Some feel it religiously, spiritually, or in the form of an eerie feeling that they are in the exact place they’re supposed to be. When a moment mesmerizes you, there’s no need to explain it. Just be present and savor it for as long as it lasts.
3. The “Happy To Be Humiliated” Moment
You’ll recognize this moment as the out-of-body experience of literally watching your dignity walk away from you. The painful stomach cramps, hiccups, and tears of a true uncontrollable laugh are the building blocks of the perfect trip. If you run out of blocks, go sing Karaoke.
4. The “Yup, We’re Definitely The Same” Moment
When a person that was once a stranger of a different nationality, family, and age looks at you cross-eyed and sticks his/her tongue up his/her nose, you remember that not even a language barrier can hide the hilarity and beauty of the human spirit. No one is a stranger after ten selfies.
5. The “This Was Absolutely, 100 Percent, No Doubts Worth It” Moment.
Sometimes felt staring out into an astounding view, looking into the eyes of someone you love, tasting something profoundly spectacular, or even feeling the subtle buzz of our home-flight whiskey ginger. The feeling is real. It’s what makes your trip perfect, and sends your mind into a whirlwind of “where’s next.”
*I have no idea whether pig testicles are edible. I’m just making a point here, folks.