Twipper of the Week: Kirsten Alana from Aviators and a Camera.
Current city: NYC
What makes you interesting: It’s hilarious that you asked this because I don’t think I am. When I told that to my friend Britt Reints, she told me “What makes you interesting to me is your obvious interest in the stories around you.” So let’s go with that. Thanks, Britt!
Total countries visited: I have no idea, I’ve never counted. It’s not about the numbers for me. It’s about the experiences. I do know though that I’ve been to every US state except Hawaii and Alaska.
Most magical place on Earth: Unfair question. For cities, I’d pick Paris. For landscapes I’d pick Scotland or Spain.
What does “travel” mean to you: I think of the literal definition first, the act of getting from place to place. The deeper meaning has something to do with an insatiable and unquenchable thirst for knowledge about the world outside my home and a constant need for experiences in places that are unfamiliar to me.
Where did you go for your first travel experience and at what age: I think I was 12, and my mother bought me my first passport so we could travel to England together. To this day I am still an Anglophile and a Francophile.
What is your most favorite travel memory: It is pretty hard to top my boyfriend flying over to join me in Paris for our fourth date. That was a dream come true.
What do you enjoy doing the most during your travels: I like simply wandering and trying local food only when I get hungry. Most of all taking lots and lots of photos of details at a location like cracked plaster, a bike resting against a wall, laundry hanging outside a home and the intricate details of a doorknob or iron railing.
Next travel destination: Actually, 9 different countries! It’s an around the world trip starting in Los Angeles and ending in London.