My love for travel has never been a mystery to me. I know that — like will.i.am famously said — I got it from my mama. When I was younger, she told me stories of going to mass at the Vatican, walking throughout the temples in Thailand, and eating pizza in New York City. She also traveled throughout the country for work, and sometimes I even had the luxury of traveling with her. Over the years, I've picked up quite a few travel tips from Mom that will always be in the back of my mind on my frequent trips.
My mom is a true travel queen. She was — and still is — super adventurous, and loves trying new foods and experiencing different cultures. She's super savvy and knows how to have a great time when she's immersed in a totally different place. I know that I inherited a lot of those traits and carry them with me throughout my work and personal travels now.
From figuring out how to pack properly, to deciding which souvenirs are worth the coin, here are a few travel tips my mom passed on to me. I know I'll definitely be passing along these tips to my kids when the time comes.