One half of the duo behind LIFESTYLE and travel blog, CITIZENS OF THE WORLD, Meghan Loneragan shares her favourite HIDEAWAYS and what can go wrong ON THE ROAD when your phone dies.
1. As a child, our family holidays were always to... Byron Bay. It just has this magic energy and I always remember a sense of calm coming across the whole family as soon as we arrived in town. Now if I have time for a short break, I head straight to…
2. the Blue Mountains. It’s so restorative in winter because all you do is hike and sip wine by the fireplace, and I love that in the evenings you’ll often catch a thick fog creeping in. My local’s tip for my hometown Sydney is… to grab your partner
3. and sneak a great bottle of wine to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair at dusk and watch Sydney Harbour wind down for the day from the world’s best vantage point. My souvenir of choice is… locally made craft brew or spirits.
4. When I’m on the road, I’m listening to… movie soundtracks! We
5. like to sync our destinations with music. For instance, driving through Death Valley we pumped the Interstellar soundtrack so loud in our RV. It adds a little extra oomph and drama to a location. My last holiday read was… The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck by
6. Mark Manson. I give too many f***s about things. This is a very helpful book. I can’t leave home without my… phone charger, credit card and baby.
7. Not in that order.
My travel wardrobe always consists of… white Reebok Classics
8. sneakers (for touring), jumpsuits/onesies (because they pack so well and you can dress them up or down), Ardell false eyelashes (even if you don’t put a full face of make-up on, these will ensure you always look amazing in photos). The type of traveller I aspire to be is one that… seamlessly goes
9. through airport security scans. Every time we fly, Dominic and I have an unspoken competition over who can get their laptop out and onto the conveyer belt without a single hold up. I’ll never forget the time… we had the biggest argument of our
10. lives in Las Vegas and went our separate ways for a few hours. Later we got our wires crossed and I thought Dom was phoning me from a jail but it turns out that ‘Prepaid Inmate’ is just the name of the collect-call company he had to use when his phone died. My carry-on is usually filled with… charger cords, socks for
11. the plane, noise-cancelling headphones and a basic beauty kit for landing. These are the non-negotiable essentials.