Travel Style: Megan Worthy

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Megan Worthy

Megan Worthy

Name: Megan Worthy 

Occupation: Author – Bronte & Frank Traveltivity Guides (international adventure series for kids)

Hometown: Sydney, Australia 

Residence: Los Angeles

Website: Bronteandfrank.com 

Twitter: @bronteandfrank

Facebook: Bronte & frank on facebook

YouTube: Worthymegs

Short Bio: Megan Worthy worked for years in the feature film industry, often traveling to unusual and sometimes extreme shooting locations, which fostered her passion for spontaneous adventure.  Today, Megan promotes family travel through Bronte & Frank Traveltivity Guides, designed to enrich a child’s understanding of the world we live in today (real life 8-yr-old Bronte has visited 5 continents, attended international schools, resided in and toured around countless cities in close to 20 countries).  All this, woven together with award winning travel advice for families on the go.

How often do you fly: Endlessly

How many countries have you been to: 30+

How many continents have you been to: 5

Favorite American city: San Francisco

Favorite international city: Istanbul

Least favorite country: Russia

Country with meanest Immigration Officers: Russia (although USA ranks too)

Country with nicest Immigration Officers: Ireland

Favorite World Heritage Site:  Great Barrier Reef

Favorite airline: Virgin

Favorite aircraft type: Seaplane

Aisle or window: Middle (Bronte likes the window)

Favorite airport lounge: Virgin – Heathrow

Favorite U.S. airport: Anywhere but LAX

Favorite international airport: Kingsford-Smith, Sydney

Favorite hotel: Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental, Montage

Do you unpack into the dresser/closet? Or live out of your suitcase? Suitcase until jetlag abates

Favorite cruise line: Never been

Favorite island: Australia

Favorite beach: Bronte Beach, Sydney

Favorite fancy but relaxed restaurant: Stokehouse, St. Kilda Beach, Melbourne

Favorite hole in the wall: Thaina Box, Bondi Beach, Sydney

Favorite fruit: Passion fruit

Favorite food: Authentic Thai

Least favorite food: Mushrooms

Drink of choice (In the air and on the ground): Chardonnay (Margaret River, WA – when possible)

Favorite travel movie(s): Always surrender to the kid flicks

Favorite travel show(s): Globe Trekker, Thirsty Traveler, Amazing Race

Favorite travel book(s): Anything pertinent to upcoming travel (particularly for children)

Right now I am reading: Marrakech Encounter – Lonely Planet Marrakech Select – Ingram Marrakech High Atlas Essaouira – Footprint

Top 3 favorite travel newsletters/magazines/blogs: Conde Nast Traveler, Departures, GetGoing

Five things you bring on a plane: Pashmina, lip balm, Advil, socks, rose water spritzer

What do you always seem to forget: My own A-Z Travel Tips

What do you want from an airport duty free store?  Something locally crafted

Favorite travel app(s): Flight tracker, XE, Uber, iBooks, Goop, Translator, Wifi Finder, Stack the Countries, Passbook

Most embarrassing travel moment: Anytime Bronte throws up on an unsuspecting passenger (especially long haul)

Worst travel moment: 9 hours trapped in a smoke filled Russian airport, waiting to board a 16 hr flight, alone with a 2yr old and too many heavy carry on items.  Boarded finally (stroller now checked), only to be offloaded an hour later.  Then one gate change after another (all requiring repeated security checks), no food, no water, no battery power, no bathroom (without going through security again and leaving valuables to fend for themselves), no diapers, no gate crew, no explanations and of course NO luggage at the other end.  This experience however, did turn out to have one lasting positive effect. I now always remember that no matter the situation, it could always be worse.

What’s your dream destination: Any place where we can produce kid focused travel books, promoting family friendly restaurants, shopping locations and sites, while finding a local children’s charity to support in a meaningful way.

Favorite travel charity: Passports with Purpose

Best travel tip: Go with the flow

Favorite travel quote: “Life is a daring adventure, or nothing at all.” Helen Keller

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!

2 Comments on "Travel Style: Megan Worthy"

  1. This is my favorite Travel Style entry. Here’s a woman who really goes boldly where no man has gone before in terms of attacking difficult travel situations with aplomb. I have had the joys of learning the “it could always be worse” lesson the hard way, but not with a toddler on board! That takes special skills and patience. I also tend to unpack right away upon arrival at my destination while vacation; it makes the vacation seem longer somehow, like wherever I am, I sort of live there.

  2. Our daughter, now an adult, traveled with us since she was under one year old. She never “threw up” on a plane. I would have been more than embarrassed!!!!

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