Tiffany Gifford considers it a blessing that her job as fashion editor for Condé Nast Traveler meant globe-hopping for five years. The Texan recently relocated from NYC to Nashville to work with the country music industry (including trips to the Grammy Awards and Super Bowl). She tackles our questionnaire.
The in-flight film you hope for: The Breakfast Club.
The last book you took on holiday: Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games trilogy.
You tend to pack too many…: Dresses.
Your idea of travel happiness: First Class followed by beach and cocktails (not necessarily in that order).
Your idea of travel misery: Coach, followed by somewhere cold and snowy…and dry.
Your favourite quality in a hotel: Service, service, service.
What do you appreciate most in a travel partner? Fashionable attire in my size.
What is your greatest extravagance while abroad? Furniture and tapestries for my apartment.
What is your favorite journey to take? The one that gets me home.
What is your greatest fear abroad? Losing my passport!
Which historical world traveler do you most identify with? Christopher Columbus. I love to discover places off the beaten path.
What is the travel habit you most deplore in yourself? Overpacking.
What is the travel habit you most deplore in others? Inconsiderate flyers (i.e. don’t put your bare feet on my arm rest!!!!).
In what travel situations do you lie? When it gets me an upgrade!
When and where were you last happiest? Home with my dog, Rocky.
What is your most treasured take-along? My cashmere travel pillow and blanket.
What is your travel motto? I never met a beach I didn’t like.
Follow Tiffany on Twitter: @tiffanygifford