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#PassionPassport 2017-02-23: Travel Rituals

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Q1. Welcome to the #PassionPassport Chat! What’s something you always do when you arrive in a new place?

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A1. As a photographer I always want to start taking photos immediately, especially of my hotel room before I mess i… https://t.co/sQhjwSCGW0

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replying to @KirstenAlana @KirstenAlana That's a fun idea! #PassionPassport

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replying to @passionpassport @passionpassport Haha thanks! I like to remember where I've stayed and it never looks as good as when I first arrive. #PassionPassport

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replying to @KirstenAlana @KirstenAlana I do the same thing! I dont allow my husband to bring his stuff into the room till I am done lol #PassionPassport

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replying to @always5star @always5star It just makes good sense! ;) haha #PassionPassport

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replying to @KirstenAlana @KirstenAlana Yes, the camera is always ready from the outset! #PassionPassport

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replying to @elatlboy @elatlboy Good call! #PassionPassport

KimFoxWOSU
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replying to @KirstenAlana @KirstenAlana Same here. I drop bags, take pics then fall out on the bed. #PassionPassport

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replying to @KimFoxWOSU @KimFoxWOSU @KirstenAlana Priorities: 1. Photography 2. Sleep. Same! #PassionPassport

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replying to @passionpassport @passionpassport @KimFoxWOSU Haha that sounds like @007dante Sleep and photography! Love it. #PassionPassport

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RT @iamvagabond: A1: I always try to take a picture of the place in am flying into ..
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Q2. Frequent travelers can have their airport routine down to a science. What are your airport rituals....… https://t.co/Rosc5Yc04O

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A2. I get through security as fast as possible using TSA Precheck or @Clear & then I head to the @Delta Lounge! #PassionPassport

KimFoxWOSU

replying to @KirstenAlana .@KirstenAlana W/Global Entry, usually takes less than 5 min for me to enter US. Then I have to wait for bags. #PassionPassport

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Walking around before a flight and stocking up on water are great ideas. #PassionPassport https://t.co/7hfcIYHSq5

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Q3. Do you have any quirky habits you always practice for good luck when you travel? #PassionPassport

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replying to @KirstenAlana @KirstenAlana Yep, I always touch the outside of the plane. (my Q2. answer) #passionpassport

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replying to @DanaHFreeman @DanaHFreeman Interesting! I feel like I've heard that one before. #PassionPassport

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A3. I actually don't! What are some of yours? Maybe I can borrow one. #PassionPassport

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Reading is my favorite way to pass the time during a plane ride. #PassionPassport https://t.co/KnMc0BjwXV

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replying to @KirstenAlana @KirstenAlana It's the perfect space for it! #PassionPassport

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replying to @passionpassport @passionpassport It truly is! #PassionPassport

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replying to @attastowell @attastowell Is that a quirky habit? I feel like that's just a damn good idea! ;) #PassionPassport

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What's some of the music on your playlist? #PassionPassport https://t.co/VbK07b2HPw

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Q4. Scoping out a new food scene can be intimidating. Do you have a strategy for seeking out local spots?… https://t.co/rKorF1QEEw

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A4. I seek out the advice of friends who have been there, first. Then I use @instagram to find yummy looking places… https://t.co/AbNQntrsW7

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replying to @KirstenAlana @KirstenAlana @instagram Looking through Instagram tagged locations is such a good way to research! #PassionPassport

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replying to @KirstenAlana @KirstenAlana @instagram Instagram is a great tool! #PassionPassport

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replying to @always5star @always5star It really is! The ever better search feature has really helped me find some winning places to dine. @instagram #PassionPassport

KimFoxWOSU
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replying to @KirstenAlana @KirstenAlana @instagram The hashtags are so helpful too to target #travel related topics. #PassionPassport

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Good call, if a local will tell you their favorite it's almost always a winner! #passionpassport https://t.co/qhwNm2ZNgY

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replying to @KirstenAlana @KirstenAlana @thewannabegypsy so true! Some of our favorite travel experiences have been local recommendations! #PassionPassport

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RT @passionpassport: @KirstenAlana @instagram Looking through Instagram tagged locations is such a good way to research! #PassionPassport

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replying to @philatravelgirl @philatravelgirl Fascinating! My partner @007dante is my music guru and always has great plane music taste! #PassionPassport

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Ok the polished stone is quirky but cool for sure. #PassionPassport https://t.co/kwKAG5LQZ5

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#PassionPassport chat peeps, I hope you're paying attention to answers from @attastowell The man KNOWS travel: Pres of @adventuretweets

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Q5. What do you always have on hand with you during your travels? #PassionPassport

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I agree. Hashtags are key on Instagram. #PassionPassport https://t.co/eneTj7eXcu

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A5. As a photographer, of course I always have a camera, also my aviator sunglasses. And then it differs by trip.… https://t.co/8GMbs3fOdn

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That is so cool! #PassionPassport https://t.co/YpozHfDoIM

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I agree Global Entry is the best! #PassionPassport https://t.co/5dTj3SXTbX

always5star
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replying to @KirstenAlana @KirstenAlana @KimFoxWOSU I also agree! It has helped make travel a lot less stressful! #passionpassport

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replying to @always5star @always5star @KirstenAlana It really is worth it esp bc I travel internationally so often. #passionpassport

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replying to @KimFoxWOSU @KimFoxWOSU @always5star I agree. I'm the same. #PassionPassport

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Q6. Is there anything you like to collect during your travels? Share photos! #PassionPassport

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replying to @KirstenAlana A6: am I too obvious if I say coffee beans?! ;) #passionpassport @KirstenAlana

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replying to @mulia @mulia As in The Coffee Bean, the chain? #PassionPassport

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A6. @007dante & I have taken to collecting shells. We bought these from a shop that only sells sustainable/ethicall… https://t.co/uwkhyTJQuD

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replying to @KirstenAlana @KirstenAlana @007dante That's a beautiful keepsake! #PassionPassport

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replying to @passionpassport @passionpassport @007dante We agree! #PassionPassport

always5star

replying to @KirstenAlana @KirstenAlana @007dante my husband and I do that too! He has them in jars at his office #passionpassport

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replying to @philatravelgirl @philatravelgirl Oh man I have found some awesome chocolate while traveling. #1 pick: @somachocolate
in Toronto #PassionPassport

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replying to @KirstenAlana @KirstenAlana @philatravelgirl @somachocolate Another food stop for the must-try list! #PassionPassport

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replying to @passionpassport @passionpassport @philatravelgirl For sure @somachocolate is soooo good! #passionpassport

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RT @passionpassport: @KirstenAlana @philatravelgirl @somachocolate Another food stop for the must-try list! #PassionPassport

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Love this! #PassionPassport https://t.co/J2sBHwfTQp

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Q7. What’s your must-see location in a new place? #PassionPassport

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A7. It's different in each destination, but I like to visit spots where I can capture a good panorama.… https://t.co/d1bmpix2iw

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replying to @KirstenAlana @KirstenAlana So pretty! Plus, the journey to those spots can be amazing. #PassionPassport

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replying to @passionpassport @passionpassport I couldn't agree more. #PassionPassport

always5star

replying to @KirstenAlana @KirstenAlana beautiful! I need to learn how to use that feature lol mine never turn out this good #passionpassport

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replying to @KirstenAlana @KirstenAlana
Me too. Every location is different.
#PassionPassport

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Good call! That's on my list too. What are some favorites? #PassionPassport https://t.co/9MBsqzkWG1

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Q8. What rituals do you practice to make yourself feel at home while you are on the road? #PassionPassport

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Rome, Paris, NYC, London, Florence have such great bridges for vantage points! #PassionPassport https://t.co/6Xm391HDlh

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replying to @KirstenAlana .@KirstenAlana @erinykim Just have to show off my daily access to the Nile. This was taken crossing one of the brid… https://t.co/gswyiE1oqK

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A8. Again I don't have any but this time it's because I've always felt more at home traveling than I feel, at home! 😜 #PassionPassport

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replying to @KirstenAlana @KirstenAlana So true! #PassionPassport

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It was another great #PassionPassport chat for sure and you picked an awesome meme for it 😍 https://t.co/QeQfjTt2km

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That's a stunning spot, for any purpose! #PassionPassport https://t.co/8gEH41JQ3N

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It's easy to when hotels like @ShangriLaParis are soo comfortable. Like home, but an upgrade! #PassionPassport https://t.co/mFzGa7RM41

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replying to @mulia @mulia Oh awesome! That's a great idea! #PassionPassport

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How I feel about you all joining in today and @passionpassport asking me to co-host another #PassionPassport chat.

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replying to @KirstenAlana @KirstenAlana Thank YOU! We always love having you chat with us! #PassionPassport

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Super fun, thank you! Now I can go to bed (it's 4am in Singapore 😄) #passionpassport https://t.co/IgyCCX9Y5M

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replying to @petitewanderess @petitewanderess Ooohhhh gosh. Yes, get some sleep. That's so important to help you stay healthy while traveling. 'night #PassionPassport

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That's so cool! I stayed at @FSCairoNP and really enjoyed being on the river! Such an interesting part of the city.… https://t.co/67qxWZuaO6