JILL'S TRAVEL PROFILE
Profession: Graphic Designer
Twitter Handle: @JauntingJill
Age Range: 30-34
Status: Married with one toddler daughter
Children: daughter Elinor
Favorite Airport: Honolulu
Favorite Hotels: Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, Aria Las Vegas, The Excellence Punta Cana, La Sirenuse Positano
Favorite Airlines: Delta for flights that fit my schedule
Preferred Travel Credit Cards: The Venture Card from Capital One
Typical Departure City: Cincinnati (CVG)
Favorite Cities (so far): Santorini, Florence, Rome, Vienna, Bruges, Positano
A great vacation can include: Amazing architecture, friendly locals, excellent wines, relaxation, historical significance, time with my husband
Best Travel tip: Make a detailed itinerary but don't be afraid to go with the flow. It's important to balance schedule and spontaneity for a well-rounded trip.
Favorite activities: Reading, drinking wine, cooking, spending time with family and friends, traveling
Favorite sports teams: University of Kentucky Wildcats
Favorite TV shows: Giada at Home, Barefoot Contessa, Passport to Europe, Revenge, The Borgias, LOST, Mad Men, Downton Abbey
Favorite Genres of music: House, Reggae, Classical
Favorite Websites: foodnetwork.com, tripadvisor.com, cntraveler.com
Favorite Wine: Chardonnay and Malbec
Top three best travel moments:
Florence, Italy 2008 - A night of sipping wine on the rooftop of the tallest private residence in Florence staring at the Duomo and dancing with my family/friends to Britney Spears.
Las Vegas, Nevada 2010 - A day of food and fun with family and friends with dinner at Beso Las Vegas and a Pool Cabana at Liquid.
Vienna, Austria 2010 - Attending the Musikverein for a Christmas performance of Handel's Messiah and going for drinks at the Hotel Sacher afterward.
Top three worst travel moments:
Na Pali Coastline, Kauai, Hawaii 2007 - My brother-in-law convinced myself and my sisters to go on a steep 5 hour hike with no food or water or walking sticks. Julie was 5 months pregnant and kept stumbling. Julie and Jenny both cried, and then I cried when I slipped on a rock and fell into the creek soaking my shoes and socks. Squishy hike back for 2 1/2 hours. All for a crappy view. My poor brother-in-law had to deal with 3 crying women, and all the while my parents had a better view just sitting on the beach.
Milan, Italy 2008 - A terrible day comprised of delayed flights from Greece, rechecking bags for connections, rain, delayed trains, and cat feces, all culminating to missing the Pepper concert at the Musicdrome in Milan.
Salzburg, Austria 2010 - Arriving at the Hoptbahnhof in Munich for our direct train to Salzburg with plenty of time. 5 minutes before departure, we find out the train has been changed to take off from Ostbahnhof, so we had to run and drag our luggage to the S-bahn underground and attempt to find the right station and train Then, we had no seats for a 2 hour trip, and then that train stopped and we were told there was a malfunction and we had to switch trains again. Needless to say, our few precious hours in Salzburg were cut short by 3 hours from delays. Ugh!
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