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Short bio: Heather Greenwood Davis is a Contributing Editor and on-air storyteller for National Geographic, and a Feature Writer with The Globe and Mail. Her work appears regularly in a host of national and international publications including Smarter Travel, Ensemble Vacations, Travel Age West, Family Getaways, Canadian Geographic, Canadian Traveller and others. Heather is also a popular media personality who appears on television stations across North America. She is the resident travel expert on The Social – a national daily lifestyle show – and co-host of Get, Set, Go! on CHCH TV.
She and her family were named National Geographic “Travelers of the Year” in 2012 after the family spent a year (her boys were just 6 and 8 -years old at the time) travelling to 29 countries on six continents and sharing their insights through articles and social media.
Heather is a founding Board of Advisory member of the Family Travel Association, and a member of NATJA, TMAC and SATW. Last, but not least, she is the voice behind GlobetrottingMama.com – a 10-year old, international, family travel blog that features the adventures she takes with (and without) her husband Ish and their two sons, Ethan and Cameron.
Occupation: Contributing Editor and On-Air Travel Personality at National Geographic
College: Carleton University and University of Windsor
College major: Journalism and Law
How are you doing with quarantine? See video
When or what will it take to get you to fly again? See video
How many countries have you been to? Over 80
How many continents have you been to? 6
Favorite American city: Chicago
Favorite international city: Lisbon and Johannesburg
Friendliest people in the world: New Zealand, Rwanda, Cambodia
Did you ever experience racism as a black family traveling the world? See video
Country with the meanest immigration officers: USA
I have no desire to go to: Nowhere
Favorite U.S. airport: Atlanta
Favorite international airport: Singapore Changi
Sat next to any famous celebs: Sat near Akon on a Toronto to Dubai flight
Drink of choice (in the air and on the ground): Water and Porto Tonico (White port and tonic)
Favorite restaurant: Any restaurant that has a nonna (grandmother) in the kitchen
Craziest thing you’ve eaten: Worms twice
Favorite hotel: Ocean House Hotel at Bass Rocks in MA
Best hotel view: Park Hyatt in St. Kitts
Favorite travel credit card: Visa
Favorite island: Jamaica
Favorite beach: See video
Most adventurous activity: Bungee jumping in Costa Rica
Best sightseeing excursion/tour: Hot Air Balloon in Luxor Egypt
Favorite travel movie: Crazy Rich Asians and Under the Tuscan Sun
Favorite travel show: Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown and Samantha Brown’s Places To Love
Favorite travel book: White Tiger
Favorite travel bloggers/newsletters: JetSet Sarah and The Planet D/ National Geographic and Amber Mac
Worst travel moment: When my child got lost at a water park in Dubai
Most embarrassing travel moment: See video
What’s your dream destination? The next place
What’s the most important thing travel has taught you: See video
Best family travel tip: Book the aisle and windows and leave the middle seat open to get more room
Best travel tip: Just go
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