Proust Travel Questionnaire: Matthew Marden, Details Magazine

- Joy Pecknold, Passport blog editor

New Hampshire-raised Matthew Marden lives in New York City and is Fashion Market Director for Details Magazine, a role that takes him near and far looking for the latest and greatest. Recovering from a recent fury of fashion weeks around the globe, he took time to fill out our Proust-inspired questionnaire.

The in-flight film you hope for: The Goonies.

The last book you took on holiday: The Marriage Plot by Jefferey Eugenides.

You tend to pack too many…: Sweaters.

Your idea of travel happiness: Upgrades.

Your idea of travel misery: Delayed flights.

Your favorite quality in a hotel: Room service.

What do you appreciate most in a travel partner? That it’s Bobby (my partner of eight years).

What is your greatest extravagance while abroad? Shopping for things I don’t need.

What is your favorite journey to take? A new one.

What is your greatest fear abroad? Food poisoning.

Which historical world traveler do you most identify with? Darwin.

What is the travel habit you most deplore in yourself? Needing to arrive at the airport early.

What is the travel habit you most deplore in others? Being late.

In what travel situations do you lie? When asked if I like seafood and I say yes. Yuck.

When and where were you last happiest? I’m always pretty happy. Its kind of sickening.

What is your most treasured take-along? Clinique M Lotion.

What is your travel motto? Just roll with it.

Follow Matthew on Twitter: @DetailsMatt

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