Travel Style: Jacey Duprie

Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without.

Jacey Duprie

Jacey Duprie

Name: Jacey Duprie

Occupation: Curator of Damsel in Dior

Hometown: Taft, Texas

Residence: Los Angeles, CA

College: DePaul University, Chicago

College major: Journalism

Website: damselindior.com

Twitter: @damselindior

Facebook: Damsel In Dior

Pinterest: Damsel in Dior

Instagram: damselindior

YouTube: Jacey Duprie

Short bio: Damsel in Dior first started out as a creative outlet for Jacey Duprie in 2009 and in 2011 she turned her hobby into a full-time job. The website has been featured in Vanity Fair, Forbes, Huffington Post, WhoWhatWear, and E! News and has appeared in several ad campaigns for Barneys, SAKS, GAP, Nordstom & Neiman Marcus. Jacey Duprie is a Journalism major from DePaul University (Chicago). Her past jobs include: HARPO (PR Assistant), NBC (Reporter Assistant), WGN (News Assignment Desk), E! News (Exec. Assistant), Imagine Entertainment (Assistant to Brian Grazer), and SINGER22 (Associate Editor). In her spare time, Jacey enjoys playing the piano, writing and playing with her two English bulldogs, William and Polly. She loves the feeling of stepping onto a plane and chicken fingers are her weakness.

How often do you fly? An average of 3 trips a month.

How many countries have you been to? 16

How many continents have you been to? 5

Earliest travel memory: My very first time on an airplane was when I was 8-years-old (3rd grade). I was so excited that I slept in my outfit the night before (which was a navy blue blazer with a white collared shirt, slacks and loafers).

Favorite American city: New York.

Favorite international city: Paris.

Least favorite country: I do not have one.

I have no desire to go to: On a big cruise.

Friendliest people in the world: Nairobi, Kenya.

Country with the meanest immigration officers: Houston, TX.

Favorite World Heritage Site: Ngorongoro Conservation Area in the United Republic of Tanzania.

Favorite airline: Cathay Pacific.

Favorite aircraft type: All of the new Boeings are awesome.

Aisle or window: Window.

Favorite airport lounge: London Heathrow Virgin Atlantic.

Favorite U.S. airport: Denver, CO.

Favorite international airport: Zurich, Switzerland.

Favorite hotel: Four Seasons (can’t go wrong across the board).

Favorite cruise line: I don’t love cruises.

Favorite travel credit card: American Express Starwood.

Favorite island: Cozumel.

Favorite beach: Bermuda Fairmont Hamilton Beach Club.

Favorite fancy restaurant: L’Avenue in Paris.

Favorite hole-in-the-wall: Spotted Pig in NY.

Favorite bar: Coconuts in Cozumel, Mexico.

Favorite fruit: Watermelon.

Favorite food: Italian.

Least favorite food: Vegan.

Drink of choice (in the air and on the ground): Vodka and soda with two limes.

Favorite travel movie(s): The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Lost in Translation & The Proposal.

Favorite travel book(s): “You Shall Know Our Velocity!”

Right now I am reading: “Corpus Christi: Stories.”

Top 3 favorite travel newsletters/magazines/blogs: Airbnb, Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler.

Favorite travel website(s)—besides JohnnyJet.com, of course! KiwiCollection.com.

5 things you bring on a plane: Laptop, earphones, backup chargers, Carmex, and socks.

What do you always seem to forget? My iPhone charger.

What do you like least about travel? Children in airports whose parents are absent.

What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport Duty Free store? Alcohol that you can’t find in the US.

Favorite travel app(s): HopStop, Open Table, Airbnb, HotelTonight, Passbook.

Most embarrassing travel moment: I was en route to Kenya and had a bad reaction to Malarone. I was grounded in Amsterdam for two days, sick, and nearly missed the entire trip!

I’m embarrassed but I haven’t been to: Spain.

Worst travel moment: Getting my camera lens stolen out of my bag just before a safari in Tanzania.

What’s your dream destination? Vietnam.

Best travel tip: Always pack a carry-on with toiletries and a change of clothes.

Johnny Jet

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Johnny Jet
I used to be afraid to fly and at times even leave the house! I conquered my fear (long story) and now I travel to 20+ countries a year sharing my firsthand knowledge, tips and deals with friends, family and readers. Please sign up to our free newsletters and tell your friends!

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