Journey with Amy Okuda

All through the years transferring from metropolis to metropolis, we’ve been lucky sufficient to get to know some terribly gifted folks, a few of whom chances are you’ll acknowledge. It doesn’t matter what they do, one factor we’ve at all times had in widespread is our love for journey. We thought it could be enjoyable to get a bit of perception into how others journey or what it could seem like behind the scenes touring with them. Welcome to our “Journey With…” interview sequence!

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We initially met Amy whereas we have been nonetheless residing in LA. She is a type of individuals who we turned quick mates with as a result of all of us had darkish and sarcastic humor. We’re consistently laughing and making enjoyable of one another.

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Inform us about you. Who you’re and what you do. (brag about your self)

Hello I’m Amy Okuda. I’m a canine mother, fiancé, and typically I receives a commission to be an actor. You’ll have seen me on the Guild, How To Get Away With Homicide, or my latest mission Atypical on Netflix. If none of those rings a bell, I’m Jacob and Esther’s good friend.

What do you like about touring?

Experiencing new issues with folks I really like. You get a lot nearer to folks whenever you journey with them.

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What does touring regionally imply to you?

Touring regionally is one thing I don’t do sufficient and need to do extra of.

Describe your journey type in 5 phrases.

I solely want two: Excessive upkeep.

What’s your typical journey outfit?

Sweats and a snug tank or tee. Sneakers or sandals relying on the place I’m going. I’m not a cute or stylish journey outfit type of woman.

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What baggage or journey bag do you utilize?

I simply received this TravelPro carryon suitcase and its modified my life as a result of it has 4 wheels. I additionally carry an enormous backpack or tote (that I can now placed on high of my 4 wheeled suitcase!!)

What’s the very first thing you search for whenever you arrive at your vacation spot?

Transportation to get to my lodge….Duh?

What’s the very first thing you do whenever you enter your lodge room?

Unpack! No wait, I lay on the mattress for a couple of minutes and join my telephone to the Wifi and play on my telephone. Then I unpack.

Do you might have any journey rituals?

Probably not. However I get sick on planes so on the aircraft I’ll at all times take a Dramamine and knock out.

Music is at all times essential after we journey, who have you ever been listening to these days?

Actually? It’s? Umm… my final journey I listened to Amy Schumer’s audio e book…. However Girl Gaga’s new album is nice.

How lengthy does it normally take you to pack?

A pair hours? Is dependent upon the journey however normally not that lengthy.

What do you utilize to shoot images on a visit?

My iPhone more often than not. I’ve introduced my Canon Insurgent SL1 a couple of occasions on journeys nevertheless it’s simply too massive to hold round.

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  • Aisle, Window, or Center Seat? Window
  • Street journey or Worldwide? Worldwide provided that I get to fly enterprise class. 😛
  • Seashore or Mountains? Seashore!
  • Motels, AirBnBs, or Sofa Surf? Motels
  • Sleep with sheets tucked in or do you pull them out? I by no means thought of it… however I suppose tucked.


  • I’ve taken dwelling toiletries from a lodge earlier than. So very true
  • I like getting new towels every single day. True
  • I do analysis about a spot earlier than visiting. TRUE
  • I at all times attempt the native delicacies. 90% true.
  • I’m at all times updating my social media once I journey. True.


  • I can’t journey with out skincare merchandise.
  • I normally order water to down my Dramamine to drink on a aircraft.
  • My favourite airline is United solely as a result of my fiance is a frequent flyer and I reap all the advantages.
  • My favourite lodge is Don’t have one.
  • The latest place I traveled to was Singapore.

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Why do you assume it’s precious for folks to journey?

I feel it’s solely precious for those who get pleasure from it. Some folks simply don’t get pleasure from touring and that’s fantastic. For me, it’s a great way to recharge and expertise one thing outdoors of my on a regular basis life….and pressure my fiance or household to be caught with me for days at a time.

What’s one tip you’ll give to others about touring?

Plan however don’t over plan. A number of the greatest occasions I’ve had have been journeys the place we didn’t have each minute deliberate out, and we had time to type of do nothing or like spontaneously discover one thing to do. I additionally love like having a listing of actions and locations I need to see and do, however not having a selected day/time to do them, and sitting at breakfast and being like “Okay, what ought to we do immediately?”

The place on social media/on-line can folks discover you?

Twitter: @amyokuda
Instagram: amyokuda

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