20 Questions with Will Peach of WillPeach.com
20 Questions with Will Peach of WillPeach.com
Welcome to the first of hopefully many rounds of the game 20 Questions!
After spending months on the road I grew tired of being asked the same questions upon meeting someone new: Where are you from? Where you going next? How long have you been traveling for? If you have traveled for any extended period of time I am sure you are familiar with these questions as well.
As I read other travel blogs I get the same feeling from their interviews. It’s great to read that Jodi from Legal Nomads always packs a sarong and rubber door stop or that Ayngeline of Bacon is Magic is well a fan of pork products but honestly how many times do we need to read it?
So I decided to mix things up a bit and have some fun with my fellow bloggers.
My first subject is Will Peach the wacky brain behind The Gonzo Traveller, DontFlyGo, My Spanish Adventure, TraveLinkSites, and TravelSexLife. I am not sure how he finds enough time in the day to manage all these sites. I bet he has a handful of midget minions in some third world country do his dirty work.
Will is either loved or hated in the blogosphere. I personally love his zany wit and his online shenanigans! I swear that it is not because I am part of Club TSL. I would go on to describe him more to those of you who might be unfamiliar with him but I think he does it better, “Will Peach is the self-appointed king of the travel blogging world. Handsome, quick-witted, controversial and as far away from the Chang Mai set as you could ever hope, he defies you not to get sucked in by his empire of travel sites. Makes a strong point of having never attended TBEX or flashed his junk at Michael Holder too.”
1. What does the action to “FROLIC” mean to you?
Frolic means to walk the globe with effortless coolness, all while writing killer travel articles and looking stunning, exactly like Miss Alexandra Pucherelli herself does.
Fly to wherever in the world Ed Rex is (currently Vietnam), handcuff him to my delicate wrist, get him on board the next flight to Paris and take him to a peeping Tom show while prising his eyes open to make sure he takes in all that he missed the first time around. Either that or get Gary Arndt messed up on aguardiente in Mexico and then on to a donkey show.
3. Name something you do when you’re alone that you wouldn’t do in front of others.
Rip off all my clothes and parade around stark raving naked in sponsored apartment rental rooms.
4. If someone offered you $5 each for a pair of your used underwear, would you give it to them?
Beats accepting another contextual link post any day. Less chance of there being any fecal matter too.
5. Who is the biggest gossiper blogger you know?
I get everything I need to know and more from Nomadic Samuel. I don’t know how he does it. He must be compiling a compendium on who’s screwed who or something. He only crops up once or twice himself. Lindsay Hogg though? Talk about a nymphomaniac.
6. Have you ever been dared to do something you totally regretted?
Headbutting a ram in La Puerta del Sol, Madrid. Brendan van Son might have given me a good 5 Euro for it, but it felt dirty as hell.
7. Do you collect anything? If so, what and how long have you been collecting?
I don’t know. Do the names of travel bloggers count? I’ve been collecting them and gratuitously dropping them into interviews to make myself look good for a while now. Hasn’t really worked out.
8. Have you ever eaten a crayon?
No. But totally would. Probably a damn sight more nutritional than half the stuff I’ve been forced to eat in Spain.
9. Name a few of your guilty pleasures.
Pole dancing with Ayngelina Brogan. Mud wrestling with Nomadic Matt. Goat castration with Candice Does the World. Not much guilt involved, until we all collapsed in a pile and had a mass-orgy afterward. I was seeing Jodi Ettenberg at the time…
10. Do you scrunch or fold your toilet paper?
It depends what the person receiving a golden shower requests.
11. If you could never go to one of the six populated continents ever again, which one would you eliminate from your life?
North America. I forget it even exists half the time anyway.
12. If I knew I wouldn’t get arrested, I would __________!
Petition the organizers of TBEX to bring over specialized Southeast Asian masseuses and put an extra “happy ending” workshop in at the schedules end. I’d then demand that each blogger demonstrate their learning on me.
13. If you could only drink one alcoholic drink for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Absinthe. It would be the only way I could get through a travel blogging convention. Oh, unless it was like the one in my previous answer of course.
The only thing I’ll take between two slices of bread is too vulgar to mention here.
15. What’s your favorite gambling game?
The “see how long I can run from student loans for” game.
16. If I were King for the day, I would make ______ illegal and punishable by __________!
Writing gushy “What are you waiting for? Travel now!” posts illegal by forcing the writer to spend the rest of their life on a Contiki holiday.
17. Who do you think was more guilty in paradise? Adam or Eve?
Anyone who even contemplates this question seriously needs to take a big long look at their life. Or stop smoking crack. Still, I love talking snakes just as much as the next person.
18. If someone offered you a million dollars for a night of sex, would you do it? Would it matter if the person were good looking or not?
Hell, I’d just do it for a backlink. It could even be a no-follow.
19. Would you rather spend life in prison or be executed?
In prison I’d stand a chance of losing my virginity before I die. Totally depends on the cell-mates though. If I wound up in a cell with the Globetrotter Girls I’d be the first person asking you to kill me. That answer has nothing to do with aesthetics may I add!
20. Give us your one paragraph obituary, as you’d like to have it turn out in the end.
A very nice boy. Not to be taken seriously by the answers he gave in interviews or the persona he styled for himself on the Internet. Unrequited life-long lover of Alexandra Pucherelli. Carbon-guzzling owner of an overland travel site.
Will Peach up to his usual shenanigans.
After reading the responses from my first few interviewees I have decided that it is only fair to let them turn the tables on me. So I am allowing them to ask me one of the questions I asked them!
Will wants to know: What body part do you wash first?
Armpits and Boobs.