Wish to know how you can journey in model, similar to the professionals? We verify in with frequent fliers to learn the way usually they fly, their favourite locations and what they by no means depart dwelling with out.
Identify: Edwina Elizabeth O’Connor
Occupation: Journey & Way of life Blogger and Freelance Author
Hometown: Athy, Co. Kildare, Eire
Residence: After 20 years away, I’m again in Athy!
Faculty: My Bachelor of Science is in Trend Administration and Design and I used to be awarded it from The Manchester Metropolitan College by a 4 yr diploma at The Belfast Metropolitan Faculty. I returned to school in Dublin many moons later to realize a Certificates in Enterprise Research and additionally acquire an ECDL. I’ve additionally bought a Diploma in On-line, Web and Digital Advertising and a Certificates in Mission Administration. I’ve additionally bought a Doctorate in a lesson known as life…har har!
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Brief bio: I’m an award-winning blogger and a contract author. My weblog The Lifetime of Stuff celebrates Irish popular culture, journey and way of life. I’ve travelled to 33 international locations to this point, and write about worldwide locations however the greatest concentrate on The Lifetime of Stuff is journey and locations inside Eire.
How usually do you fly? I’m a “new-ish” mother to 2 lovely boys, Smith was born in March 2015 and Cassidy was born in April 2017. So I’ve to say my flying hasn’t been as frequent in recent times. That mentioned, excluding the Island of Eire, since Smith was born I’ve flown to 4 international locations in Europe staying in seven totally different cities and cities and exploring much more.
What number of international locations have you ever been to? 33 international locations to this point.
What number of continents have you ever been to? 5.
Earliest journey reminiscence: My household didn’t journey overseas after I was a toddler however we did journey the size and breath of Eire visiting and staying with household all through my summer time holidays from faculty. Nonetheless it was my mom’s journey picture’s of South Africa and the Dominican Republic that basically opened my thoughts to marvel of journey and the world.
Favourite American metropolis: New York Metropolis…to this point, however I do need to discover extra.
Favourite worldwide metropolis: I’ll be biased and say Dublin as a result of I discover it laborious to decide on. I’ve fallen for Paris, Madrid and Berlin in Europe, the brilliant lights of Tokyo, the colors of Varanasi, the futuristic-ness of Singapore, the bicycles of Beijing…the checklist goes on.
Least favourite nation: I can’t say I’ve one.
I’ve no want to go to: Wherever that it’s suggested unsafe to journey to.
Friendliest folks on the planet: Other than the Irish, I’ve had an excellent expertise with the folks of India.
Nation with the meanest immigration officers: In all probability the Australian from my expertise however they simply do their job.
Favourite World Heritage Web site: “Pure” is Ha Lengthy Bay. “Cultural” is Angkor.
Favourite airline: Disillusioned to say that I don’t have a most popular choice—it relies upon the place I’m flying to.
Favourite plane kind: The one with probably the most leg room.
Aisle or window: Window.
Favourite resort: For my general expertise – Auberge de Noves, Noves, France.
Favourite cruise line: Haven’t been on one!
Favourite island: I’d like to return to Jeju Island, South Korea in the course of the summer time months.
Favourite seashore: I’ve very completely happy reminiscences of staying in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, the place I had no less than seven or eight seashores to select from, every providing a special high quality however every a stones throw away by scooter. This was again in 2004 and even then you could possibly see “developments” happening. I’d wish to consider that other than the odd resort the fantastic thing about the place stays, and the friendliness of its folks.
Favourite Nationwide Park: Milford Sound in New Zealand was gorgeous.
Favourite fancy restaurant: We’re spoilt for selection right here in Eire, nevertheless a restaurant that stands out in my thoughts proper now due to my expertise is The River Cafe in Brooklyn, New York.
Favourite hole-in-the-wall: The bar, that was actually a gap within the wall that had round eight stools that opened proper out onto the streets of Tokyo and served Guinness.
Favourite fruit: A recent crunchy RED scrumptious apple.
Favourite meals: Korean.
Least favourite meals: I didn’t gel with Vietnamese meals.
Drink of selection (within the air and on the bottom): I hardly ever drink within the air, but when I do it’d most likely be a G&T. On the bottom, all of it is dependent upon the grape or grain accessible.
Favourite journey film(s): Some favourites based mostly on journey are: Planes, Trains and Vehicles, Into the Wild, Simple Rider, Little Miss Sunshine.
Favourite journey present(s): Something with Michael Palin.
Favourite journey e-book(s): In all probability “On the Highway” and “Worry and Loathing in Las Vegas.”
Proper now I’m studying: The subsequent query 🙂
High three favourite journey newsletters/magazines/blogs: I hop skip and bounce between all three, and I’ve been getting my inspiration repair from Instagram of late.
Favourite journey web site(s)—apart from JohnnyJet.com, after all! Google Maps.
5 stuff you carry on a aircraft: Apart from passport and ticket—sun shades, scarf, cellphone, battery pack for cellphone, moisturiser of some type (lip balm or hand cream).
What do you at all times appear to overlook? I’ve forgotten.
What do you want least about journey? Ready round to board a flight.
What would you like your beloved to purchase you from an airport Responsibility Free retailer? The standard—fragrance or booze, or each, and a novelty magnet.
Favourite journey app(s): It relies upon what I’m planning or the place I’m going. I’ll usually obtain an app particular to my plans.
I’m embarrassed I haven’t been to: London for leisure. I’ve been for work solely.
Worst journey second: I’ve two. First is my Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai flight expertise. On the airport in Laos with Patrick (then my boyfriend, now my husband), we witnessed a person being escorted by safety with a “scarface” persona shouting and screaming throughout the airport. A short time later whereas ready to board our flight we get chatting to a Canadian journey traveller who advises us that the airline we’re flying with has the worst flight historical past on the planet. When on the flight, we’re joined my Mr. Scarface who remains to be, fortunately, being escorted by safety, however sitting immediately behind us. An expertise to say the least. We had been glad when the aircraft touched the bottom in Thailand. The second worst journey second: Dying Highway, Bolivia. The title speaks for itself—a terrifying expertise with the final leg of the journey at midnight!
What’s your dream vacation spot? I haven’t been to Central America or South Africa.
Greatest journey tip: Insurance coverage. Aside from that—preparation. Fail to organize, put together to fail.
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