Hometown: Louisville, KY.
Current City: New York City
Occupation: Photographer & Filmmaker.
Favorite destinations: Santa Cruz, Mexico City, Pensacola Florida, New Mexico,
New Zealand, and of course, Brooklyn.
Dying to visit: Norway, Kauai, Patagonia, Bali, Spain.
Bizarre travel rituals: Skinny dipping and beard growing.
In-flight relaxation regime: Reading, listening to podcasts. Always isle seat.
Always in carry-on: Everything for the trip. I never check bags, and prefer to travel light. My bag usually consists of two-thirds camera equipment, and film, one-third clothing.
Concierge or DIY? Both.
See it all or take it easy? A blend of both. It’s usually kind of hard for me to relax as I’m excited to get out and explore something new.
Drive or be driven? Depends on the journey. But always a combo of trains, cars, taxi, and walking or bike riding.
Travel hero: My father, Dug Malmberg. He was a pilot in the US Navy and then a captain for UPS. I was always curious and inspired by his adventures and travel stories over the years.
Weirdest thing seen on travels: Some things I just can't mention here.
I dream about my meals in: Mexico City. The food was unbelievable.
Everywhere I go, I check out: The local culture, bars, music, restaurants, and any unique suggestions from friends.
When I arrive in a new place, I learn the lay of the land by: Getting suggestions from friends (preferably that live or have lived in that destination). Also: Public transport, walking around, getting lost, and finding my way back.
I always bring home: Gratitude.
I travel for: New life experiences, the memories, and the photographs.