I travel for the Culture

Fathom Questionnaire: Brittany Watson Jepsen

by Brittany Watson Jepsen

Photo: Amanda Thomsen

Hometown: Dana Point, California.

Occupation: Designer, shop owner, and blogger at The House That Lars Built.

Favorite destinations: Going home to California, Curitiba, Brazil, Iceland, Venice, Stockholm, and Washington, D.C.

Dying to visit: Vienna, for the Sound of Music sing-along tour. I plan on going in full costume.

Bizarre travel rituals: Not a ritual but a nasty habit: I tend to always forget either my toothbrush or paste.

In-flight relaxation regime: Magazines!

Always in carry-on: My journal.

Concierge or DIY? DIY always.

See it all or take it easy? Take it easy. If I don't get to see it all I tell myself that I just have to return. It's a win-win.

Drive or be driven? Be driven please. I'm too much of a look-i-loo to drive without distractions.

Travel hero: My old roommate Nicki who always makes detailed itineraries for every trip. If you're going to the grocery store she will organize items according to where they are in the store. I wish she was in my life at all times.

Weirdest thing seen on travels: In Europe I've noticed that for some reason public urination is okay. I see it everywhere I go. Oddly enough, public bathrooms are rather plentiful.

I dream about my meal at Noma in Copenhagen.

Everywhere I go, I check out the supplies shops. I love finding what they use to make crafts.

When I arrive in a new place, I learn the lay of the land by getting lost and figuring it out.

I always bring home an illustrated children's book.

I travel for the beauty of the places. Travel is just a means to see beautiful things.

Brittany Watson Jepsen

Brittany is a designer/blogger/paper flower artist of The House That Lars Built. She travels for the beauty of the earth. Traveling is just a means of experiencing beautiful places.

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