My name is Chloe and I am a blogger and content creator behind Bonne Chic, an online destination for lifestyle and travel for the modern millennial woman.
Why do you travel and look for adventures?
I love exploring. It’s my moving meditation if you will. I feel so alive and at peace when I explore a new destination. It lights me up inside.
What kind of adventures do you look for when you travel?
I look for most outdoor adventures; something that keeps me active. Hiking, biking, swimming, running, or walking through a forest are my favorite adventures. I also love exploring new cities and cultures and immersing myself in them.
What’s your go-to travel hack?
Whenever I have a long-haul flight, I wear compression socks to avoid swelling in my legs and feet. Also, if there is a significant time difference in the place I’m traveling to, a few days before my trip, I switch my sleep schedule to that of the timezone I’m traveling to avoid jet lag.
Got any gear you can’t travel without?
My Mark III camera, my tripod, Macbook, iPhone, and of course, my passport.
What destination are you eager to go back to?
Africa! By all means it is such a beautiful continent and there are so many places to explore. Specifically going back to Senegal as it is a breathtaking place.
How do you stay safe when you’re travelling?
I always triple the masks I wear when traveling through airports and on airplanes. I make sure that I don’t eat or drink anything during my flight (to avoid taking off my masks) and to read a book to keep my mind relaxed. I always wipe down my seat and anything I might touch before I sit down to avoid the spread of germs and to ease my mind. If I have an overnight flight, I try and relax and get some sleep.
What’s the best way to experience a destination like a local?
To immerse yourself in the culture. Check out Facebook groups for the local area you are planning on visiting and ask the group questions such as, “What are the best non-tourist places to visit?” Get fashion tips and ideas so you don’t stand out so much.
What’s your favourite word in another language?
Bonjour, which means hello or good morning in French.
When and where are you next travelling?
As of right now, I don’t have any firm travel plans outside of the country for 2021. For 2022, I may be heading to India for a month. Locally, I plan on exploring California. The next weekend getaway is to Lake Arrowhead, which is nestled in the San Bernardino mountains in California
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