Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Recreation/Travel - Advanced

Travel - Advanced
North American Division
Skill Level 2
Year of Introduction: 2009

1. Earn the Travel honor.


Instructions and tips for earning the Travel honor can be found in the Recreation chapter.

2. View a travelogue program not previously watched, of a unique location you would like to visit.


AdventSource sells an Adventist-produced travelogue video series created specifically for this honor, called "The Nature of God in Nature". There are currently two episodes: Hawaii and The Lake District. Both come with English and Spanish audio options.

3. What safety considerations should you think of when traveling?


1. Do your research Get to know your destination in depth before you arrive. Read traveler reviews and consult with locals for information about the safest neighborhoods, places to stay and incidences of crime.

2. Don’t draw attention People who look like they’re from out of town are especially vulnerable to crime, so try to blend in as much as you can.

3. Make copies of important documents You never know when you might need a copy of your passport, driver’s license or another form of identification. Scan these documents to save online and print out several hard copies. That way, you won’t be scrambling to find proper documentation if you need to get home.

4. Keep your friends and family updated No matter whether you’re going, on an overnight jaunt or a month-long international journey, it’s always a good idea to let friends or family back home know.

5. Be wary of public Wi-Fi Don’t let the convenience of Internet access cloud your judgment. When you use public Wi-Fi, hackers looking to steal valuable information can access your data.

6. Safeguard your hotel room Even if your hotel has strong security measures in place, there are steps you can take to make your room safer. Lock and dead-bolt the door and keep your windows shut.

7. Be aware of your surroundings Don’t let your guard down to snap the perfect picture for your social media platforms. Keep an eye on your personal belongings at all times and use good judgment when talking to strangers


5. Create a 7-day international trip plan for a “family vacation”


a.Create a 7-day planner and include: i.A description of one historic site to visit ii.A list and description of two natural sites to visit iii.A description of one recreational site to visit


Note: First and last days may be travel days

b.Create a 7-day budget for the “family vacation” and include projected financial figures for a “family group” of four people: i.Round trip airfare to that country ii.Automobile Rental (economy/compact) iii.Legitimate gas costs (remember that many countries list gas prices per liter) iv.Determine an average per night hotel expense v.Determine an average per day food expense vi.Budget costs for sites you plan to visit vii.Legitimate souvenir expenses viii.Include 10% for miscellaneous expenses


6. Write a 100-word description or discuss in a group what you think traveling around in Bible times was like. Discussion topics might include: a.contrasting distances traveled then vs. now b.expectations of what you'd have available to you at your lodging (bathing, beds, # of people lodging together, etc.) eaten during a journey (no refrigeration or grocery stores back then) d.why you would travel (recreation vs. necessities)