Travel hero: My grandparents, who lived in Japan in the 1930s, in Shanghai and India in the 1940s, and in the Sudan both before and after all the civil war.
Bizarre travel rituals: Overdressing in exotic places — the adventure only feels complete with a good silk dress and the scarf to match it.
In-flight relaxation regime: I'm one of the crazies who loves being on a plane. I put together a playlist and do a travel log of every flight. I am that annoying seat-mate who will attempt to talk to you.
In-flight relaxation regime: I usually fall asleep before we’ve even pulled away from the gate. My husband swears if I could bottle my in-flight-narcolepsy I’d make millions.
Favorite childhood travel memory: Spending a lot of time in grand hotels and feeling like Eloise. I always bring home all my to-do lists which can never be completed.
Of a Kind co-founder Erica Cerulo is a self-proclaimed double black diamond traveler. She travels for the perspective and would do anything to hole up in a pre-fab house somwhere in off-the-map Oregon.
Of a Kind co-founder Claire Mazur travels for the fluffy hotel bathrobes, for the lobster she'll never stop talking about, and to get as far from her laptop as possible.
The creator of the Love India guides splits her time between Sydney and Bangalore and has seen her fair share of what's in between. (BBQ'd rat, anyone?)
Occupation: I cut people's ties off. I climb trees and rescue cats. I think of myself someone who can't say no. Dying to visit: The bottom of the oceans.
Everywhere I go, I check out the art bookstores, museums and galleries, hardware stores (for great string), flea markets, and the post office (to pick up stamps for my collection).