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.

Kerjan Bianca
Kerjan Bianca

Name: Kerjan Bianca

Occupation: Travel/Lifestyle Blogger

Hometown: Boulder, Colorado

Residence: Always changing

College: University of Southern California—Fight On!

College major: International Relations & French

Website: backpackbabe.com

Twitter: @backpackbabe_

Facebook: Backpack Babe

Instagram: backpackbabe

YouTube: Kerjan Bianca

Short bio: I got my first taste of overseas travel to Japan at age 13. From that moment, I was hooked. I recently traded a career for a one-way ticket to Thailand and I couldn’t be more excited to travel the globe!

How often do you fly? Lately every few weeks!

How many countries have you been to? 35. I’ll be living abroad in Southeast Asia very soon, so I’m excited to add to the list.

How many continents have you been to? Still need to go to Africa and Antartica.

Earliest travel memory: Learning all the unique etiquettes in Japan: the importance of gift-giving, bowing, slurping noodles. I loved every minute of it!

Favorite American city: San Francisco.

Favorite international city: I fell in love with Istanbul.

Friendliest people in the world: The people in Thailand are as sweet as can be!

Favorite airline: Air Tahiti Nui. They make you feel like a princess!

Favorite aircraft type: Airbus.

Aisle or window: Window—hands down!

Favorite airport lounge: I’ll let you know once I go!

Favorite U.S. airport: DIA.

Favorite hotel: Zermatterhof in Switzerland.

Favorite travel credit card: Capitol One Venture Card.

Favorite island: St. Barths—it’s where I got my name!

Favorite beach: Any beach in Hawaii.

Favorite fancy restaurant: Il Cielo in Los Angeles.

Favorite hole-in-the-wall: Pizza Orgasmica.

Favorite bar: Paradise Beach Bar, Mykonos.

Favorite fruit: Mangosteen!

Favorite food: Indian food: Garlic naan, dahl soup, chicken makhani yum!

Least favorite food: Eggplant and cottage cheese lol.

Drink of choice (in the air and on the ground): Club soda with lime.

Favorite travel movie(s): The Hundred-Foot Journey.

Favorite travel show(s): Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.

Favorite travel book(s): “Eat, Pray, Love” and “The Alchemist”!

Favorite travel website(s)—besides JohnnyJet.com, of course! Kayak.com and Skyscanner.com.

What do you always seem to forget? My pajamas! I seem to always forget to pack them.

What do you like least about travel? Dirty clothes.

What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport Duty Free store? Chocolates are the way to my heart.

Favorite travel app(s): Instagram for wanderlusting over all the dream destinations.

Most embarrassing travel moment: When I studied abroad in France, the organization must have thought I was a boy because of my name. I was paired with a boy and his host family. Needless to say, it was a quite awkward when they first met me!

Worst travel moment: Ahhhh, I slept through my alarm once and missed my flight (*buries face in hands*).

What’s your dream destination? Morocco. Dreaming of mint tea and camel rides :).

Favorite travel charity: Tourism Cares.

Best travel tip: Make as few plans as possible. You never know what adventures or opportunities might come up!


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