Boarding Pass – Jennifer Hill-Battilana
2 weeks ago, got married in Playa Negra, Costa Rica and then did a little traveling around the Guanacaste area.
Tomorrow I’m going to Portland, Oregon to do a little exploring, a lot of eating and see some dear friends. (That has been the one good thing about the slow economy, having the time to cash in those miles and do a little traveling). In the fall we are taking our honeymoon in Marrakech.
place you’d most likely recommend a friend go visit:
Venice. I really thought it was the craziest place, all those water “streets” are very magical. Plus, if it does actually sink… you wouldn’t want to miss it.
I have recently gotten over my fear of flying so I actually prefer that now. I have been looking at it as a very expensive amusement park ride that I must enjoy.place you’ve never been but dying to go:
Oh I have a whole series of those! Right now we are talking about planning a trip for India next year. For the PIHNB collection I researched Pondicherry, Kanyakumari and Jaipur so those are on the top of my list, but I just feel that India has so many amazing places – I don’t know how we’ll ever pick.
Orlando, FL. My family loved Disney growing up and I’ve been there about 6 times. I’m done.
how do you prepare for a trip?
I read a lot. Books (I like novels/travel memoirs set in the place I’m about to visit), blogs, Chowhound, and Tripadvisor. I’m also curing an overpacking problem, thanks to those airline fees , I’m now trying to always carry on my luggage.
I usually write lists of what I’ve done. I take photos of what we’ve eaten (I love food an love recounting past meals). Also do lots of tiny sketches.
what is your favorite thing to photograph in a new place?
Not surprisingly patterns, whether I find them in nature of in architecture. Those things are always inspiration for new patterns.
on an average, how many pictures to you take on a trip?
A few hundred, I’m a big on the go editor. We just received a new Canon videocamera, so this will add another aspect to the photo documentation of our travels.
what do you do after a trip? how long after a trip does this happen?
Blog, sometimes that happens right after, sometimes longer. Upload photos for friends and family to see, I also plan fantastic scrapbooks in my head that never really materialize.