Friday, November 28th, 2014

Travelers’ Night In

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This week, I participated in Travelers’ Night In for the first time.  This event is an online gathering of travel tweeters who discuss a number of travel topics from 3:30-5:00 PM EST on Thursdays.  The event was started by the Go girls: @ZipSetRachel, @GoApril and @GoSaraBeth.

This week’s event was hosted by two of my faves, @Gadling and @Traveldudes, along with @NewYorkGuest.

To see the discussion, search for #TNI on Twitter.  So many people had such great things to say!

Below are my answers to the questions:

Question 1: What is the all-time BEST destination you’ve been to? What makes it your #1?

Paris.  Every time I’m there, I feel like I’m home.  I love the culture.  I love the food.  I love the art.  I love the fashion.  I love the people.  I love the distinctive neighborhoods.  Most of all, I love the intellectual and creative energy that flows through the city.  I was born to live in Paris!

Place des Vosges, Paris

Question 2:Where is the BEST resort/hotel that knocked your socks off?

The Palazzo in Las Vegas was amazing.  It was gorgeous, our suite was huge, we had a TV in the bathroom (!!!), there were TONS of designer boutiques, there were great restaurants, and it combined the ideal location of the Venetian without any of the kid-friendly kitsch.

I repeat...there was a TV in the BATHROOM!!!

Question 3: What is the BEST natural wonder you’ve seen on your travels?

The Grand Canyon at age 9.  But the two most beautiful places I’ve ever been are Sedona, Arizona, and Capri, Italy.

The incredible Capri coastline.


Question 4: Tell us the BEST food experience you had while traveling and where.

Il Latini in Florence is the dining experience EVERYONE must have.  This is the multi-course Tuscan feast you’ll be talking about for years to come!  I can still recite the whole menu, crostini to ribollita to bistecca fiorentina to limoncello! (And that’s only scratching the surface of what they bring you.)

Enjoying the chianti, prosecco and limoncello at Il Latini with our cute waiter, Lorenzo!

Question 5: What is the BEST adrenaline rush destination you’ve been to and why?

No question: Interlaken, Switzerland.  I jumped off not one but TWO cliffs there.  First paragliding, then canyon jumping.  Interlaken is the adrenaline capital of Europe!

Paragliding through the air in Interlaken, Switzerland. I'm smiling, but I'm actually scared to death as Richi jerks me around to make me scream.

Question 6: Link the BEST travel photo or video you’ve taken and show us!

I love this picture.

Garden seen while ascending Monte Solaro, Capri, by chairlift.

Question 7: Which city has the BEST nightlife?

Ho, ho, ho.  You know how much I love my nightlife.  For the top five, I would say LAS VEGAS by a mile, followed by, in no particular order, New York City, Montreal, Prague, and Buenos Aires.  I’ll be posting on that in depth later.

Steve Wynn's XS Nightclub at the Encore in Las Vegas.

Question 8: Where is the BEST spa in the world?

I probably couldn’t answer this one.  I’ve only been to a few.

Question 9: What is the BEST cruise you have ever been on and where?

I’ve never cruised, so I abstained from this one as well.

Question 10: What is the BEST beach you have ever been to and why?

I’m not a beach connoisseur, but I love Venice Beach in Los Angeles for the people-watching!  Freaks of the world unite on this boardwalk!

If you've been to Venice Beach, you know this guy! He's an icon!

If you want to participate in Travelers Night In, be sure to join in next Thursday!  Until then, feel free to follow me on Twitter.

Comments

9 Responses to “Travelers’ Night In”
  1. What a great recap of yesterdays #TNI!!! What a fun event! Each week it grows and the conversations get louder! Who can tweet the fastest!!! The Go Girls would love to have you host and event!! DM me at @GoApril! Love the pictures!

  2. Kate says:

    DMed you. :-) Looking forward to posting the weekly recaps!

  3. Rachel says:

    Hey Kate!

    This is so great! What a fun way to make #TNI into a great blog. The pictures really bring your favorites to life!

    @ZipsetRachel

  4. Christine says:

    Loved this recap- and agreed with you on many points! Paris is one of my absolute favorite cities, although I’m moving to Nice for six months in April. The beach won out over those gray skies! And you absolutely can’t beat Vegas nightlife- it’s 24/7! Looking forward to many more #TNIs :)

  5. SaraBeth says:

    Wow! what a great recap of the questions from last week. Sorry i missed it live… love your pictures! hope you will join again soon.

    SaraBeth
    @GoSaraBeth

  6. Molly says:

    This is AWESOME! Thank you so much for a) joining the party and b) well….all of the amazing insight you have shared. Thank you, thank you!
    @zipsetgo

  7. Kate says:

    ZipSetGo ladies, thank you very much! I love what you’ve been doing with TNI.

    Christine, it sounds like you and I have a lot in common! I LOVED Nice, even though I was only there for a few days, and would love to go back! Loved that I was swimming in the ocean in October. Every time I’m in France, not just Paris, I feel like I’ve returned home.

  8. Eliza Muller says:

    I has the opportunity to visit Paris a few years ago. The beauty, the spontaneity and the joy of Parisspeak to my heart. I go into a kind of shock when I leave, which takes me days to shake. Bit by bit I reawaken to the surroundings of my own home. Yet a piece of me remains in Paris, thriving and forming a bridge to my life across the sea.

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