Top Travel Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com/cat/travel The latest Travel IAmA's collected from Reddit IamA Baggage handler at a major US airport, I handle your luggage and more! AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/3317/iama-baggage-handler-at-a-major-us-airport-i I've been working at an airport for a few years now and enough people inquire about my job that now I'm doing an ama. A few of these have been done before but no two people on the ramp have the same perspective, I'm sure. Sent proof to the mods.

I do eventually have to sleep, so ask away!

Edit: This was so much more fun that I thought it could be. Thanks for all the great questions, but it is now 8:30am local time here, and I have not slept. I want to high five you all, or at least give you all some gold star stickers. Peace out.

Edit 2: woke up to gold, thanks! From now on I think I'm just gonna go around saying "Baggage handler here! Something something carousels."

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 0:00:00 EDT
Hi, I'm Zane Lamprey and I drink and travel the world for a living on TV, AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/3313/hi-im-zane-lamprey-and-i-drink-and-travel-the Edit:

Thank you everyone! I had great time answering your questions. I tried to get to as many as possible! Sorry if the answers were too brief or if I didn't get to your question.

I'll hop on here later this week to answer a few more!

I hope you tune in to National Geographic Channel tonight at 10:30pm (9:30CT)!

Cheers!

Zane

Chug Monday Nights at 10:30pm on NatGeo Channel

The Drinking Jacket

Monkey Rum

Cheers Reddit!

I am Zane Lamprey and I drink and travel for a living. You may know me from my past shows Three Sheets and Drinking Made Easy, but now I am happy to say that I will be at it again with my new show Chug which is premiering tonight at 10:30pm on National Geographic Channel.

Proof

I had a blast answering your questions last year when we were raising money for Chug on Kickstarter. Thanks to the help of Reddit and the fans, Chug was able to reach its goal and become the first ever crowdfunded television show! Woohoo.

For those who don't know me, I have been to over 60 countries with the purpose of exploring the local drinking cultures and imbibing exotic drinks. I've enjoyed everything from extremely over-priced champagne to liquor with dead animals (snakes, scorpions, etc) in it.

I also make drinking apparel from time-to-time and have a new kickstarter for The Drinking Jacket: The Ultimate Drinking Accessory.

I'll be answering questions over the next few hours so AMA.

Cheers!

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 0:00:00 EDT
Hi, I’m travelling to EVERY single country in the world in a single UNBROKEN JOURNEY, without airplanes. Ask me anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/3279/hi-im-travelling-to-every-single-country-in-the My name is Torbjørn, which translates into Thor and Bear. I am travelling to every country in the World without stepping into an airplane, or returning to my home country. This journey has never been completed before and is estimated to take 4 years. The project is called "Once Upon A Saga". Check out our recent video at http://youtu.be/dejBi6YiznU

I have already travelled to 65 countries on this trip, and have had many adventures along the way. A few notable experiences include my North-Atlantic crossover (see here http://youtu.be/QMjgBsJETKA ).

Currently I am in St. Vincent & the Grenadines, and after that I will make my way up through the remaining Caribbean islands, and then onto Africa. My motto for this journey is "A stranger is a friend you've never met before", and so far, I haven’t been disappointed. This trip is mainly about people, cultures, life, breaking barriers, and adventure. A good example of this was my interview with my good friend Alex, in Reykjavik (see here: http://youtu.be/4iKqSIPf1yc )

Due to the compelling nature of this project, I have been given the honor of traveling as goodwill ambassador for the Danish Red Cross. Which gives me an added purpose to my journey.

So far it has been a great adventure, and day after day, I feel increasingly confident that I am doing exactly what I am meant to do in life. I would love to share my experience with the Reddit community, and it's a great opportunity to let as many people as possible know about this project.

Feel free to check out my website: onceuponasaga.dk Or like me on Facebook, instagram, and Twitter! /onceuponasaga

Torbjørn C. Pedersen (Thor) “A stranger is a friend you’ve never met before.”

(Proof: see social media)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Once-Upon-a-Saga/320287321444752

Instagram: http://instagram.com/onceuponasaga

Once Upon a Saga - social media

Blog/Webpage: http://www.onceuponasaga.dk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Once-Upon-a-Saga/320287321444752

Twitter: https://twitter.com/onceuponasaga

Instagram: http://instagram.com/onceuponasaga

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSy7qFQzxM9VOaMeOfYia_g

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 0:00:00 EDT
I just spent five and a half months bicycling 7600 miles across the United States -- AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/3187/i-just-spent-five-and-a-half-months-bicycling I started bicycling from Bar Harbor, ME on April 23 and just got to San Francisco, CA this last Tuesday. I rode 7600 miles over 24 states, met all sorts of people, learned a ton about life/myself, and had a generally great time.

I started out to see what I was capable of--I had spent the last couple years losing 80lbs, overcoming depression and alcoholism, and generally pulling myself out of a pretty bad place. If I can do it, you can do it.

My Proof: Here's my travel blog, though I'm still working on the last few entries up to and including the "finish line": www.whereswinslow.com

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If you're interested in doing something like this yourself, check out:

www.adventurecycling.org -- A great organization that sells amazing maps and route information. The TransAmerica Trail route they have is kind of the Appalachian Trail of cross country bicycling.

www.crazyguyonabike.org -- Tons of travel blogs from people all over the place. Penny farthing rides around the world...Trips that are still going on after 5 years...Or just a nice journal from someone riding in your area. It inspired me every day while I worked a cubicle farm job to save money.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 0:00:00 EDT
IamA victim of more than six years of cyberstalking and online and offline stalking/harassment. My stalker has been arrested three times and is awaiting sentencing. AMA. http://www.topiama.com/r/3147/iama-victim-of-more-than-six-years-of My short bio: I'm Melissa Anelli, and I've done an AMA here before about my work in fan communities. The topic of harassment, stalking, and bullying that happen online and then expand to offline seems to be reaching a turning point: I have also hit a turning point in how I deal with my own case. I have been stalked, harassed, and abused by the same woman for almost 6.5 years. It began digitally, and then began mushrooming into offline contact - a trip to my town, packages and messages and postcards sent to me and my family and friends, etc. She has used emails, contact through every viable method of digital outreach, as well as physical mailings to intimidate and threaten, and make near daily threats of rape and murder.

After an FBI investigation and three arrests, my stalker is awaiting sentencing, and may be close to entering a plea deal that allows her to continue her campaign of abuse (for it has been proven that nothing but incarceration will stop her). I have resisted doing an AMA for a long time for fear she would join up and take part. But the issue and those that touch it are too important, and I'm hoping my case can help people understand why it is vital we work harder to stop this type of abuse.

Outside of this story, I run the popular fan convention GeekyCon (http://geekycon.com) and GeekyNews (http://geekynews.com) as well as Harry Potter site The Leaky Cauldron (http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org). I wrote a book about the Harry Potter phenomenon, served as a consultant on Pottermore, and am a board member of the HP Alliance (http://thehpalliance.org) as well as advisor on YouCoalition (http://youcoalition.tumblr.com).

My Proof: NPR story from last Feb: http://www.npr.org/2014/02/23/281167415/fed-up-with-harassment-author-reveals-her-cyberstalker

NYPost from when she was arrested the second time: http://nypost.com/2013/07/18/harry-potter-and-the-deathly-wacko/

My latest Tumblr update: http://penbitten.com/post/99597562281/so-it-seems-stalker-might-get-off-lightly-how-would

Here's the proof of my identity I used for my last AMA: https://twitter.com/melissaanelli/status/357601620852359168

Edit: FYI I'll be answering questions continually as I get them, even if tomorrow or later. I'm really amazed how positive and thoughtful everyone has been. Thank you!

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 0:00:00 EDT
I am finished riding a bicycle solo across Africa, sleeping in the wild and conquering some of my deepest fears but one year on, I have now reached the Pyramids of Egypt AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/3093/i-am-finished-riding-a-bicycle-solo-across-africa Last year I started cycling North of Cape Town in South Africa with a dream of cycling alone across the Continent. Since taking part in an AMA near the beginning of the trip (Dec 2013) - I since have cycled 12,000km from Cape Town to Cairo, Egypt entirely unsupported.

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04T9VRVufw0

I slept mostly in a tent with all my supplies to survive on the bicycle and covered 11 Countries, many deserts, wildlife corridors and very isolated wilderness areas.

With no cycling experience prior to this trip and no training, the extremity of weather, isolation, physicality and risks involved contributed to the greatest experience I could have ever imagined.

In December 2013 I took part in an AMA which received much criticism and predictions for the dangers and bad that might happen on the rest of the trip;

Now that I‘ve cycled the length of Africa, please AMA

www.facebook.com/NoHangingAround Proof sent via Twitter @NoHangingAround

Thanks a lot for an amazingly fun time doing this AMA guys. Genuinely the experience of meeting Africa on a bicycle has changed my life and so much that I only hope those who read the site will be pushed toward following their own goal or dream. My life was in a bad place last year but honestly, I return home in a few weeks a changed man - its all thanks to other people, people who offered up amazing encouragement like that has been seen throughout this AMA. Thank you - please give the page a like to see the next adventure ;) www.facebook.com/nohanginground Derek

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 0:00:00 EDT
IamA a traveler with 115 countries under my belt, sually travel by bicycle. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/2980/iama-a-traveler-with-115-countries-under-my-belt My short bio: Hey everyone, my name is Patrick and I have been travelling around the world for over 7 years now. I am heavily into sports and usually ride a bike everywhere. I just came back from Ireland, country #115, previous to that I rode a carbon roadbike from Westafrica to Europe. My next tour will be through the Siberian winter, from Europe to Japan.

By now I have been to every country North/Central/South-Americas, Australia & New Zealand, 50% of Africa, ~33% of Asia and every country in Europe, except Belarus.

You can find our more about my tours on my website: http://unlocked-achievements.com/

I already did an AMA 7 months ago in r/bicycletouring, in case you want to have a look. http://www.reddit.com/r/bicycletouring/comments/1uydcc/ask_me_anything_im_a_bicycle_tourer_with_over_100/

I'm happy to help people that want to travel as well, but don't quite know where to start.

My Proof: https://twitter.com/UnlockingQuest/status/506149665063329792

*awesome typo in the title: sually = usually. :D

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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 0:00:00 EDT
I've just returned from visiting North Korea for 7 days. AMA. http://www.topiama.com/r/2932/ive-just-returned-from-visiting-north-korea-for-7 I know there was recently an AMA from a tourist who had also been to the DPRK but I figured some people may be interested in a second.

Here's a photo album as proof http://imgur.com/a/nP9Jy#0 but I can send my visa to the mods if necessary.

Edit: Here's a photo with my username and the date. http://i.imgur.com/1Djbs07.jpg

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 0:00:00 EDT
I am the co-producer of the Enter Pyongyang timelapse video and am going back to North Korea on Monday - AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/2917/i-am-the-coproducer-of-the-enter-pyongyang Enter Pyongyang Timelapse Video: http://vimeo.com/102051605

I manage cultural engagement projects for Koryo Tours, the World's leading DPRK (North Korea) travel specialist. www.koryogroup.com I help to coordinate international submissions to the Pyongyang International Film Festival and also lead tours to the DPRK.

Here's a photo of me with our North Korean guides during the filming of Enter Pyongyang: http://instagram.com/p/rdu9qxvEyd/?modal=true

Thanks for all your questions, if you have more please contact info@koryogroup.com and I will try to get back to you ASAP. I will be in DPRK Aug 18-25, you can follow my travels in extreme North East on my instagram (see above).

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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 0:00:00 EDT
My Fiance and I spent 15 months traveling around 35 countries, AMA. http://www.topiama.com/r/2920/my-fiance-and-i-spent-15-months-traveling-around We left on March 20th, 2013 from Toronto Canada, then traveled around the world for 15 months, visiting 35 countries, ranging from counties that most people who travel have visited (Thailand). The most unlikely place we visited was Sudan.

Our blog can be read here.

Proof.

P.S. I'm a geologist working at the second photo with nothing to do today, so feel free to ask questions about that too.

Not sure why I'm being downvoted like crazy...

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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 0:00:00 EDT
IamA (Danish guy who has been traveling around USA for 3 months now in an RV, from florida to nevada, and over 9000 miles. Been trough 25 states!) AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/2715/iama-danish-guy-who-has-been-traveling-around-usa **Im 20 years old and live in Denmark, me and my friends got the idea to travel around USA 1 year ago, and saved up some money to go on then best trip ever - heres a link to our group on Facebook with videos of our whole trip - its on Danish! https://www.facebook.com/groups/734285983278544/

My Proof: Imgur Imgur

More pictures of our trip Imgur Imgur Imgur Imgur

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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 0:00:00 EDT
I work on a cruise ship! ask me anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/2687/i-work-on-a-cruise-ship-ask-me-anything http://redd.it/283dht Previous AMA did last night.

Proof: a contract I previously accepted contract

Also here is my instagram: tniehaus5

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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 0:00:00 EDT
IamA hobo/tramp that travels with little or no money. I hop trains, hitchhike, and mostly work on farms. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/2615/iama-hobotramp-that-travels-with-little-or-no As the title says, here I am, a hobo, vagabond, tramp, whatever you want to call me.

I am a 32 year old male that has been on the road for 10+ years. It started off as a means of escaping the rural south, and after a while I simply found myself addicted to the road and the rails.

I make a few bucks working on farms, washing dishes, craigslist gigs, etc, and then I travel onward to the next place.

I will be featured in an independent documentary that is being directed by a fellow redditor (other_tanner) that starts filming in July.

Ask me anything you wish. I will be staying up late and will answer as many questions as I possibly can.

http://imgur.com/ZY7TFfC ; http://imgur.com/2LoVCT2 ; http://i.imgur.com/pklbMb5.jpg ; http://i.imgur.com/GPj8Wfx.jpg ; http://i.imgur.com/fU8xtMu.jpg ; http://i.imgur.com/N5ZAFWP.jpg

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Tue, 27 May 2014 0:00:00 EDT
I went to North Korea as a tourist - AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/2606/i-went-to-north-korea-as-a-tourist-ama Last september I made a trip to North Korea as a tourist. As of this AskReddit post and the discussion about the Vice documentary I was asked to do an AMA! Going to North Korea isn't as hard as it seems anymore. We (my mother and I) booked the trip via a travel agency for trips to NK located in Beijing (I should really get paid by them for advertising! :P) We just contacted them and told them how long we wanted our trip to be and then they proposed a tour. We could request changes regarding what we wanted to see.

So, we went there for 5 nights, 3 of them were in Pyongyang, one in Kaesong and one in the north in Myohyang (famous for the friendship exhibiton where you can see a ton of presents that were given to the three leaders). We got to see the DMZ from the north, the library in Pyongyang, the Juche tower, the friendship exhibiton, the mass games and a lot more!

During the day, we were always together with our two guides (one male in his 50s and a female in her early 30s) as well as our driver. Inside museums there usually was just one of them with us. As we are Swiss, they both spoke German. The driver only spoke Korean. In the hotels we had nice rooms (occasional lack of warm water) and our guides were always staying in the hotel with us (in was less nice rooms and usually with at least 4 people per room as we learned)

So, I want to keep this into rather short because I don't know what you guys are interested in. I took a shitload of pictures (the only rule was no construction, no military and not inside museums) so maybe if you want to see something specific, I can see what I got.

I don't know how much insight I can give on the whole political side of NK and all the answers will be just the way I experienced! So please, AMA!

My Proof:Re-uploaded the picture in front of the mausoleum without the guides (I know, too late)

Visa (blacked out name, birthday, passportnumber) (if more proof is required, let me know!)

E: Ok guys, I need to take a break and do some other stuff. I try to get back to a few more questions later!

E: wow, this blew up way more than I expected! I will try and answer more questions. the question about price and what to eat was answered in here. also I might upload more pictures but I want to make sure I'm the only person in them. is imgur the best place to upload them to?

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Sun, 25 May 2014 0:00:00 EDT
I traveled the world for the past 5 years, on a budget of <10$ a day. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/2474/i-traveled-the-world-for-the-past-5-years-on-a My short bio: My name is Tom (short for Tomislav) and I am from Croatia. I have been traveling for the past couple of years, alternative style - hitchhiking, couchsurfing, camping, volunteering. I visited five continents, I sailed across one ocean, and I just came back home - with a book about how it all started.

Support my book on Indiegogo: 1000 Days of Spring

My Proof: Twitter post

Ask me anything!

EDIT - wow guys, I didnt expect this amount of questions, over 3,000! I think I got most of the topics covered, if you have some additional questions, you can always contact me via my Facebook page

THANK YOU ALL!

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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 0:00:00 EDT