Travel Madlibs

Definition of Mad Libs from Wikipedia…

Mad Libs consist of a book that has a short story on each page with many key words replaced with blanks. Beneath each blank is specified a lexical or other category, such as “noun”, “verb”, “place”, or “part of the body”.[10] One player asks the other players, in turn, to contribute some word for the specified type for each blank, but without revealing the context for that word. Finally, the completed story is read aloud. The result is usually comic, surreal and somewhat nonsensical.

Stern and Price’s original Mad Libs book gives the following sentence as an example:[11]

“_____________! he said ________ as he jumped into his convertible    exclamation            adverb ______ and drove off with his __________ wife.” noun                          adjective

After completion, they demonstrate that the sentence might read:

Ouch! he said stupidly as he jumped into his convertible
cat and drove off with his brave wife.”

What do you get when you play Mad Libs with:

Number – 10

Country – Switzerland

City – London

Mountain – Kilimanjaro

Vehicle – Motorcycle

Noun – Migration

Verb – Hike

Event – Birthday

Mountain – Kilimanjaro

City – London

Accessory – Tattoo

Shoe – Oxford

Animal – Gorilla

The Trieb’s next travel adventure.

Here’s how it shakes out (as nonsensical as it may seem):

Let’s take a 10 week trip. We’ll start in London to celebrate Mom’s birthday and to visit Jake as he finishes his Master’s degree at Oxford.  We’ll spend a few days in the Cotswolds, then we’ll drive to Edinburgh, Scotland to see the magnificent Military Tattoo. Mom and Dad will return to the States and we will continue on to Switzerland, where we will hike for 28 days and take a motorcycle trip through the Alps. Next, let’s go to Africa and climb Kilimanjaro, experience the Great Migration and trek to see the mountain gorillas. Let the adventure begin…



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