Twipper of the Week: Elaine Masters from Trip Wellness.
Current city: San Diego, California
Total countries visited: 20+
What makes you interesting: I’d like to think it’s my life experience and my endless curiosity. I’ve had several careers: Graphic designer, Radio Drama Producer, Actress, podcast host, Author, Yoga teacher and have always written, privately and publicly. I’ve called 13 cities my home along the U.S. west coast, from SE Alaska to San Diego, California!
What brands do you love: I’m not really brand oriented but experience aligned.
What’s your Travanality: Imaginavo matches the best.
What’s one thing you have no problem breaking the bank for when traveling: Good, local food or drinks and a decent night’s sleep.
What do you put in your carry-on baggage: Extra underwear, shirt, socks and all my tech & chargers for easy access, camera, any meds or herbs that I don’t want to travel without, makeup minimals, hand oil, my travel pillow and a big shawl as blanket or accessory.
Describe your unique or funniest travel experience: Funniest experience was the time we flew out to Tenakee Hot Springs on the last weekend flight with only a room reserved on the remote island, Pier Hotel. All the restaurants and stores were closed for the holiday weekend. We had no food supplies and the airplane wasn’t returning for three days! I was bereft and left my boyfriend to go soak during the ladies bath house hours. Two girls, who I had only met in passing back in Juneau, were bemoaning that their friends wouldn’t be coming for the weekend and they didn’t know what to do with all the food. Couldn’t help but speak up about our predicament and we all spent the next few days at their beautiful cabin with music, parties and bonfires on the beach. A serendipitous turn around!
What are the top reasons should someone travel with you: I’m endlessly curious about the world and people. As I’ve traveled whenever possible throughout my life, I’ve learned to drop my long self-conscious, shy ways and connect with others simply as I am. This has led to some wonderful connections and experiences. I’m a visual person as well and constantly trying to find interesting details to study and photograph.
Next travel destination: I’m passionate about our underwater world, diving and the health of the oceans. I’m going diving around Tubbataha Reef in the Philippines with my underwater photographer boyfriend.