Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without.
Name: Carrie Young
Occupation: Founder/Editor-in-chief The Carrie Source
Hometown: San Francisco
Residence: Los Angeles
Short bio: A connoisseur of everything luxe, Carrie Young brings her expertise and flair to every new discovery whether forecasting a trend before it hits the map—or app—or just uncovering a hidden gem next door. With an extensive background inside the worlds of hospitality and lifestyle management in New York and Los Angeles, Carrie brings forth the must-have items to all lifestyle devotees. Having traveled around the globe in search of the fabulous and beyond, Carrie’s tastemaker status enlightens all with her discriminating eye and sophisticated wit.
How often do you fly? Monthly.
How many countries have you been to? 30+
How many continents have you been to? 5
Earliest travel memory: Flying to Palm Springs age 4.
Favorite American city: New York.
Favorite international city: Paris.
Favorite World Heritage Site: Iguazu Falls.
Favorite airline: South African Airlines.
Favorite aircraft type: 777.
Aisle or window: Aisle.
Favorite airport lounge: Virgin Atlantic.
Favorite U.S. airport: If it didn’t have constant delays, SFO. MIA is great for people watching and it feels the most foreign for a US airport.
Favorite international airport: HKG.
Favorite ho Hotel du Russie Rome.
Favorite travel credit card: American Express.
Favorite beach: St. Tropez and Big Sur.
Favorite fancy restaurant: Bouley, New York.
Favorite bar: Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle.
Favorite food: Steak tartare and pommes frites.
Least favorite food: Anything spicy.
Drink of choice (in the air and on the ground): Kir Royal.
Favorite travel movie(s): The Sheltering Sky.
Favorite travel show(s): Parts Unknown.
Right now I am reading: My blog!
Top 3 favorite travel newsletters/magazines/blogs: Travel + Leisure, Fathom, Goop.
Favorite travel website(s)—besides Hundredbacklinks.com, of course! Indagare, Concierge.com.
5 things you bring on a plane: Water, iPad mini, gum, Evian facial spray, stacks of magazines.
What do you always seem to forget? Nothing. I’m very organized!
What do you like least about travel? Jetlag.
What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport Duty Free store? Hermes bangle bracelet.
Favorite travel app(s): Uber.
Worst travel moment: Desperately trying to get on the last flight to Paris from (former) Yugoslavia.
What’s your dream destination? India.
Best travel tip: Do your research beforehand and never take no for an answer. There’s always a way to get into “that” restaurant, or museum exhibit-of-the-moment.
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