Proust Travel Questionnaire: Erica Cerulo, Of a Kind

- Joy Pecknold, Passport blog editor

Co-founder of Of a Kind—a site that tells the stories of emerging fashion designers and sells their limited-edition pieces—Erica Cerulo grew up in Peoria, Illinois relying on magazines for a fashion fix. After relocating to NYC, she worked at Details and Lucky. Lucky us, she answered our questionnaire.

The in-flight film you hope for: Anything cheesy with Channing Tatum.

The last book you took on holiday: The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach. It’s to baseball what Friday Night Lights is to football—about the sport but not at all.

You tend to pack too many…: Shoes. Heavy, heavy shoes.

Your idea of travel happiness: A Chili’s at the airport.

Your idea of travel misery: I do really poorly with babies on the plane. Heartless, I know.

Your favorite quality in a hotel: Fluffy bedding.

What do you appreciate most in a travel partner? Mad security-line skillz.

What is your greatest extravagance while abroad? Using a new towel. Every. Single. Day.

What is your favorite journey to take? Of the ones I make often enough to truly judge, I really love going to L.A., especially getting out to Santa Monica and Venice.

What is your greatest fear abroad? The bank putting a hold on the ol’ credit card.

Which historical world traveler do you most identify with? Dora the Explorer.

What is the travel habit you most deplore in yourself? Insistence on always taking cabs.

What is the travel habit you most deplore in others? The inability to understand what qualifies as a liquid, gel, or aerosol.

In what travel situations do you lie? The ones that involve sneaking foreign candy into the country.

When and where were you last happiest? Two weeks ago at Waffle House in Orlando, Florida, with one of my oldest friends.

What is your most treasured take-along? Lately, a Kindle.

What is your travel motto? Carry on.

Follow Erica on Twitter: @ericacerulo

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