Excited for another week of Jetsetters, our weekly feature with fellow travelers! You can read the Wino’s here, and always check out the Jetsetters tab at the top of the page.
Favorite place you’ve been: Hardest question ever, but I daydream about France (Paris and the Riviera) daily
More importantly, favorite meal: Chateau Eza in Eze. I could have been eating bugs, the view was so amazing.
The moment you caught the travel bug: Officially? The view flying into Athens on my first European experience with hubs. I think I may have cried?
First experience traveling alone: Hmmm… I’ve never really traveled very far completely alone, actually. I took the train down to DC by myself my freshman year of college and my mom cried as I boarded? We’re criers. The first time I flew without any parental units was when hubs and I went to a wedding in Atlanta/Savannah. I was rewarded with a lot of public drunkenness during Savannah’s St. Paddy’s celebration. Did you know you can drink in the streets there?
Ever been (or thought you’ve been) in imminent danger while traveling?: Ugh yes: in Egypt the day we were on our own sightseeing in Cairo. We came across as pretty easy targets.
Favorite way to travel: With people I’m not afraid to spend a lot of time with (it’s a smaller list than you’d think)
Worst hotel/hostel experience: Mountain Airy Lodge in the Poconos, pre-renovation–they put our family of four in the honeymoon cabin (my sister and I were both under 10), which I remember as a serious trek into the woods from the main hotel, and was complete with an in-room pool and a heart shaped bed. It smelled like cigarettes and chlorine. We went home.
Best hotel/hostel experience: The W in Vieques. OH and the Hotel Bel Ami in Paris, who figured out how to ship us a box of Pierre Hermes macarons when we returned stateside. Nevermind that it cost $150 due to miscommunication and they arrived in pieces. OHH and also the Suites of the Gods in Thira. I don’t want to play this game anymore, now I’m thinking of all of the hotels we stayed at on our honeymoon…
Favorite family vacation: Our Beatles’ tour of England, obviously
Must-have packing item: Canon DSLR
Most unbelievable travel experience: Taking a speed boat in a thunderstorm from our hotel in Venice to the airport
Favorite “I can’t believe I’m doing this” moment: Riding a camel up to the pyramids in Giza
Favorite tourist attraction: The pyramids might win this again, but I also cried the first time I saw the Eiffel Tower so it’s a toss-up (…I seriously cry a lot)
Favorite “I’m trying not to look like a tourist” attraction: people-watching in Central Park, especially because I’m really not a tourist!
Place you can’t wait to return to: I’m antsy to take hubs on a proper tour of Ireland, because we had an amazing time during a 6 hour layover in Dublin
Place you can’t be paid to return to: Liverpool
Any exciting trips coming up?: An anniversary trip to Amsterdam, Bruges, Brussels, and London in October
Dream vacation: Currently, a chartered sailboat for 10+ in the Mediterranean. Or the Aegean, I’m not that picky.