Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri.
Favorite destinations: The Adirondacks, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Kiawah Island, Sayulita, Paris, and New York City.
Bizarre travel rituals: Packing last-minute.
In-flight relaxation regime: Old school: a chill pill, a glass of wine, and a book.
Always in carry-on: Carry ON!
Concierge or DIY? DIY first, concierge as backup.
See it all or take it easy? See it all.
Drive or be driven? Walk.
Travel hero: My brother, Rory.
Weirdest thing seen on travels: Intense body piercings in otherwise R-rated areas.
Best hotel amenity: Great beds.
Dying to visit: Istanbul, Morocco, Portugal, Botswana, Bhutan, Sicily, Chilean Patagonia and Atacama Desert, and Machu Picchu.
I always bring home chocolate, leather goodies, postcards, local music, flea market finds.
Everywhere I go, I check out the coffee, wine shops, bookstores, boutiques.
I dream about my meal at Balthazar.
When I arrive in a new place, I learn the lay of the land by talking to the locals.
If I never return to Cancun it'll be too soon because, let's be honest, high school was lame.
I travel because the journey is the destination.
Website: From Your Desks