Twipper of the Week: Stephanie Sack from Barge Lady Cruises!
Current city: Chicago
Total countries visited: 8 and counting
What makes you interesting: I am a northside Chicago native, hardcore hot yoga junkie, passionate self-taught Paleo chef, Europhile medical and recreational cannabis supporter, PANK (Professional Aunt No Kids), true crime podcast addict, and all around wacky gal.
What brands do you love: ModCloth for street chic clothing; Airbnb for its innovations in global hospitality and travel marketing; Burning Man for its dynamic representation of inspirational creativity; Daybreaker for producing the best sober raves around the world; Atlas Obscura for positioning local discoveries as accessible for all.
How has travel changed you or how do you hope it will change you: As someone who is relatively late to travel, I am consistently amazed, blessed, and honored by the local, secret, and offbeat experiences exclusively available to me as a traveler, which helps me stay youthful and present. Travel is one of the fountains of youth from which I drink often!
It’s 2050, list all the places you are most proud to have visited: Anywhere with a Bikram-style hot yoga studio is where I plan to get my sweat on between now and 2050!
What are the top reasons should someone travel with you: I can always find the most awesome events in any city. Recently, while in San Francisco, I attended a screening in an underground movie theatre of Akira, the classic Japanese anime, with a live techno soundtrack commissioned for this one-off screening. YAS!!!
Describe your most unique or funniest travel experience: 15 years ago, I was in London with some other young folk, and somehow we found the most amazing underground nightclub! The music, space, lights, crowd – all of it was right out of David Bowie’s “Young Americans”. We danced for hours, made a ton of friends, and had an epic time. The next time we went to try to find the club again and literally could not locate where we had been. I am convinced we entered a portal to some killer nightclub from another dimension!
If you wash up on a deserted island with your luggage in hand, what’s the one thing you’re thanking God you packed and why: Almonds. I always have almonds at the ready when I travel. They just solve a bunch of problems!
Next travel destination: San Francisco, for a one-night-only listening party to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon!