We’re catching up with Chrissy Albice of Chrissy Travels — a travel addict who exchanged a hectic career for a lifetime on the street in celebrity-obsessed Los Angeles. See what made her decide to change gears and her soul goes back to Mykonos.
Where was the first place you traveled to if you made a decision to leave the 9 to 5 lifestyle? Think about it got you hooked on travel?
Italy- Rome, Florence and Naples.
I was fascinated with other people’s stories of their experiences out even though I was a teen and always hooked on travel. It was a dream of mine run away and to cash out.
How frequently do you travel in any particular year?
I live on the street, so I am always traveling. August of this year is going to be 4 years residing on the street. Later this season, I am hoping to solidify a home foundation sometime.
What’s been your travel experience?
From the reaction I receive from others if telling them about the past couple of years, I’d say it had been the choice to traveling to 34 countries in 34 months. People appear to believe that was adventurous.
How many countries have you visited?
Name your top 3 destinations and describe them each.
Give us a’Top 5′ record for one of these destinations — like a mini-guide (it could be anything! Just like a restaurant you urge, a exceptional resort, activity, etc..)
What destination would you end up returning to again and again, and why?
1) Stay in a removed beach away from the middle of town. My favorite is Kalo Livadi
Your hotel in the world?
2) Eat at Solymar restaurant on Kalo Livadi beach
3) Dance on the tables at Nammos around 5pm
4) On a hangover afternoon if you need a quiet place to relax, spend the afternoon in Agios Sostis beach and consume at Kikis Taverna. It is a quiet beach. The taverna is just one of the oldest restaurants in the island and runs with no electricity. Possess the BBQ.
5) Let yourself get lost on the white painted streets in the middle of town. Stroll through town, store and catch a tyropita (cheese pie). If you find one if it is fresh out of the oven (usually early in the morning), you won!
Your favorite airline?
I call it my “happy place”. I am always glad when I am there.
Country with the most friendly people?
Have not stayed to give you a good answer. So many to explore, but I love The Viceroy Anguilla.
“Alcazar” in the San Fernando Valley, CA, but regrettably they closed. Word is the chef’s currently at”Leyla” in Charleston, SC. Have not been yet, but need to go
Country using the least most friendly people?
Not happy with Delta right now for distributing everything in their own frequent flyer program.
Your brand of luggage?
Where is the most exotic place(so ) your career has taken you?
There are people but I did encounter a few miserable spirits in Europe.
What is your best piece of travel advice?
That’s not what I’m carrying, although I enjoy Rimowa. I am traveling a lot of to devote a whole great deal on bags. My Samsonite has brought me to 35 countries in the previous 4 years and still going strong. I had to get it repaired one time. It didn’t cost me a dime.
What are five things you could never leave home without?
On the temples of Angkor Wat or visiting orphans in the floating villages of the Tonle Sap lake.
Where to next?
Be flexible. Enable the road. Maximize your credit card use to receive miles and points you spend. It adds up to free travel!
Telephone, computer, vitamins, flash drive and chargers.
Before settling in Boston for the summer headed to London, Mykonos, Santorini, New York and the Dominican Republic .
Chrissy Albice is now blogger, author, and TV host famous for her work on the Speed Channel and Celebrity Justice. In August 2010 she chose to leave the red rug lifestyle behind and pursue a romance with travel. She has since visited 47 countries and doesn’t have any intention of slowing down. For lots of travel tips, photographs, inspiration, stories, follow Chrissy on Twitter and Facebook.