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Katie Tardif

Katie Tardif

Occupation: Business Development Consultant

Preoccupation: Photography

Favorite Hotel: I could live in the 1 Hotel in Miami although Phi Phi Island Beach Resort in Thailand and Ladera Resort in St Lucia are probably all tied for 1st.

Katie Tardif
  • 1. What’s your perfect carry on or piece of luggage?

    I have two if I'm allowed, which usually depends on the airline...MY AWAY SUITCASE is a staple. It's carry on size (which is a must for me, I avoid checking my luggage at all costs), super light, fits half my wardrobe, and has charging outlets built into the top. I also never leave home without MY URBANATHALON LULULEMON BACKBACK that can be as big or small as needed. And in my opinion looks pretty cool for whatever the occasion or location I’m headed.

  • 2. What’s your go-to travel uniform?

    I am the queen of comfort, my wardrobe is mainly athleisure pieces that can easily transition from comfort to cool to sporty, it’s so simple. Go to travel attire is always NIKE SNEAKERS, NIKE BLACK SPANDEX, WHITE JAMES PERSE T-SHIRT, LULULEMON PULLOVER and a scarf. I never travel without a scarf, it's a pillow, face mask, and blanket all rolled into one stylish piece. Can’t do the dirty plane pillows that I know someone else has spent the previous night snoring on...

  • 3. Can’t travel without:

    bose noise cancelling headphones are a must with the latest Soundcloud playlist synced up for the journey.

  • 4. Oddest thing I’ve ever packed:

    I once bought my dad a big knife in Cape Town, I felt very guilty and nervous flying back with that. Oh, and I definitely brought back bags of sand from Dune 45 in Namibia and a burlap bag used for firewood from Mozambique…that was kind of weird.

  • 5. Favorite thing to nick from the hotel room:

    Depending on the hotel, I'll usually snag the lotions or body wash. If I'm feeling a little homesick the slippers end up in my bag too...only on occasion. Actually, if I’m being honest I once took the coolest ashtray. I don’t even smoke but it was carved from old wood to resemble a cocoa bean. Not the most ethical thing I’ve done but it has gone to great decorative use!

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