MEGHAN LON­ER­A­GAN

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.

Australian Traveller - - Culture Walkabout -

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.

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