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1. My best travel memory so far is… Was a trip to Memphis, Tennessee in 2009 for my family reunion. This trip was the most memorable because it was my great-grandmother’s dying wish to bring the entire family back together again. I met relatives I’ve never met before or hadn’t seen in years. It taught me to value the time we spend on this earth with family and good friends and not to let too much time pass without spending quality time together.
2. My favorite hotel & why… I am in love with chic, luxury hotels. The Sofitel So in Bangkok, Thailand by far has been the best hotel experience I’ve had. As soon as I walked in I was served tea, a warm cloth to wipe my hands and an inviting smile from all the staff present. I also enjoy hotels with nice amenities and The Sofitel So aimed to please with a gorgeous infinity pool overlooking Bangkok’s skyline.
3. My must-haves on any flight are… I must have my headphones, listening to good music and watching movies is a necessity during a long flight. Secondly, a change of clothes packed in my carry-on is a must. During a trip to Paris my luggage was lost for 2 days. I arrived too late to go shopping and that was the day I learned to always pack a change of clothes (including underwear) for all international trips. Lastly, a snack because paying those airport prices for a bag of M&M’s or chips is crazy.
4. When I’m on the road, I absolutely hate… Planning every second of my trip once I arrive. I used to be an event planner so I’m really good at pre-planning. I create lists, emails with links and pictures. However, once I’m there I don’t want to plan a thing. I just want to go with the flow during the entire trip.
6. The three things I can’t travel without are… 1) My pashmina scarf that serves as a cover if it starts to rain or if I’m cold. 2) My cell phone because I’m attached to it and it can be used for everything! I love taking pictures, recording my adventures and writing down my thoughts. 3) My favorite pair of black pumps… I just never know what may pop up during a trip so I’m always prepared.
7. The top lesson I’ve learned while traveling is… I learned how to be gentle with myself. I think that sometimes we get caught up on where we are in life and where we would like to be and forget how to just be. It’s ok to be still. Being still doesn’t mean you’re lazy. It’s good for the spirit and gives me a chance to come back refreshed and filled with new ideas upon my return home.
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