Irreverent responses from our favourite travel ninjas.
Title/bio: Community manager for Where I’ve
Born in: Scotland
Currently living in: Chicago
would you rather be right now?
On a beach sipping a frozen margarita. It’s
starting to get chilly here in Chicago. My pale skin is aching for a tan!
2. Famous person (dead or alive, real or
fictional) you’d most like to go on a trip with:
John Lennon. He’s intelligent, talented,
funny and full of life. He’d be a blast to travel with! And, if we ever got
stranded on a remote island, he would sing to me and all would be right with
3. Tourist must-see you think is actually a
Brighton Pier in the UK – I visited in
2010 and wish I hadn’t. It’s dirty, overcrowded and overpriced (rides and
food). Brighton is such a cool place with a lot of character, but the pier
really ruined the experience for me. Steer clear of this tourist trap!
4. Travel-related invention you wish
Submarine travel. It would be awesome to
travel from the US to the UK in a giant, fast submarine. Hurry up, Richard
Branson! Make this possible in 2012!
5. Your most embarrassing travel faux pas:
Forgetting my passport upon arrival at
the airport… TWICE! (Slaps
6. The place you don’t want anyone to know
about but are willing to divulge here:
Alright, alright. I’ll tell you about my
hidden gem. It’s a cocktail lounge called The
Violet Hour in Wicker Park, Chicago. The bar is underneath the Damen
[elevated] train station. Every couple of months the
outside of the bar is painted and the front door is very hard to find
(intentionally!). Locals know of its
existence, tourists rarely do.
Best drinks in the city. Hands down.
7) Travel-related film or book that inspires you to pack your
If you haven’t seen The Beach, you need
to download it! It is a phenomenal movie with a great cast. Makes me want to
travel to Ko Phi Phi Leh (Thailand) right now!