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: Hayley Corwick (aka Lila Delilah)
Hometown: New York, NY
Residence: New York, NY
College major: Bachelor of Journalism
Short bio: Hayley Corwick is a fashion/business journalist turned blogger. She is the founder of fashion and shopping blog Madison Avenue Spy, which is widely known for its keen coverage of the retail market and provides readers with timely shopping tips and advice. Madison Avenue Spy directly influences more than $10 million of retail purchases annually. Hayley offers social media consulting and retail industry insights to several luxury companies and retail stores.
Hayley recently started a travel technology company but—like most spy operations—it’s top secret.
How often do you fly? Every six weeks.
How many countries have you been to? 20
How many continents have you been to? 4
Earliest travel memory: Falling at JFK airport and chipping my tooth. I was four.
Favorite American city: New York.
Favorite international city: Paris, France.
Least favorite country: Odessa, Ukraine.
I have no desire to go to: Iraq.
Friendliest people in the world: Italians.
Country with the meanest immigration officers: London.
Favorite World Heritage Site: Toledo, Spain.
Favorite airline: Emirates.
Favorite aircraft type: Boeing 747 (with an upper deck).
Aisle or window: Window.
Favorite airport lounge: Lufthansa First Class Terminal Frankfurt.
Favorite U.S. airport: PHX.
Favorite international airport: Munich.
Favorite ho Nizuc (Rivera Maya, Mexico) or Peninsula Paris.
Favorite travel credit card: American Express.
Favorite island: St. Barths.
Favorite beach: East Hampton, Main Beach.
Favorite fancy restaurant: Le Bernardin.
Favorite hole-in-the-wall: B&H Dairy.
Favorite bar: Baccarat.
Favorite fruit: Watermelon.
Favorite food: Steak.
Least favorite food: Celery.
Drink of choice (in the air and on the ground): Champagne.
Favorite travel movie(s): Lost in Translation.
Favorite travel show(s): Do any of the Real Housewives series count? They travel!
Favorite travel book(s): I like reading along the theme of where I am traveling.
Right now I am reading: “The Ghost of Hannah Mendez.”
Top 3 favorite travel newsletters/magazines/blogs: Travel & Leisure, Departures, CN Traveler.
Favorite travel website(s)—besides Hundredbacklinks.com, of course! MissOAroundTheWorld.com and AFAR.
5 things you bring on a plane: Personal headphones, a cozy wrap sweater, makeup, fashion magazines, and an extra change of clothes.
What do you always seem to forget? Eye drops (my eyes are always so red and dry after flying).
What do you like least about travel? Rude travelers.
What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport Duty Free store? Diptyque candles.
Favorite travel app(s): Uber—you’re never stranded.
Most embarrassing travel moment: When I thought I lost my passport but I just left it at the ticketing counter.
I’m embarrassed I haven’t been to: Hong Kong.
Worst travel moment: Opting to not check luggage and having TSA go through every item of mine in London.
What’s your dream destination? Maldives.
Favorite travel charity: Habitat for Humanity.
Best travel tip: Get to the airport early and don’t stress.
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