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Adventurer: Claire works in events and got hooked on travel during a study abroad program.

6 December 2022

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About you

From Chicago, works in events and got hooked on travel during a college semester abroad in London.

Why do you travel and look for adventures?

I think it’s important to expose yourself to new surroundings and people of other cultures. It changes your perspective on life and learning to adapt to things that are unfamiliar challenges you to grow.

What kind of adventures do you look for when you travel?

I love nature adventures whether it be a boating day or a mountain hike. I also love to experience a city’s public transportation. Whether that be their subway, tram… etc. It gives you a good feel of a city and its local people when you take the subway with them to work.

What’s your go-to travel hack?

I don’t think I have a hack. As embarrassing as it is, I rely on google maps a lot. I can wander away and not have to worry about finding my way back. Although I usually do have a few destinations in mind that I try to route out in advance. I like to do a combo of the touristy stuff and off the beaten path

Got any gear you can’t travel without?

My portal phone charger! Between google maps and taking photos, my battery dies quickly.

What destination are you eager to go back to?

I actually try to not repeat destinations. The world is so big with so many places, I try to always go somewhere new. However, I would love to go back to Thailand one day as I feel there was so much more to explore that we didn’t have time for.

How do you stay safe when you’re travelling?

For me, it’s about blending in and not making yourself a target. I never wear fancy clothes or expensive jewelry. I wear crossover bags and keep them in front of me. With taking photos and figuring out your route, it can be easy to get sucked into your phone. But you should always be looking up and around you. Just be aware of your surroundings at all times.

What’s the best way to experience a destination like a local?

Taking their public transportation and exploring neighborhoods that do not have main attractions in them.

What’s your favourite word in another language?

Sausage in French (saucisson), it’s just really fun to say.

When and where are you next travelling?

I usually like to travel in the spring and fall (fewer crowds and better rates). We are aiming for Morocco this spring.

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