Postcard Series: Dory Larrabee-Zayas Loves Drinking Wine & Ignoring Emails On Vacation

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Travel- hate it, love it? I love to travel! I actually get pretty bad motion sickness, but I've learned to manage it and have traveled all over the world and hope to continue throughout my life!


It's not a vacation unless... You're drinking wine and ignoring emails!


Planes, trains, or automobiles? Planes, but I love taking trains to beautiful countries like France and Italy.


Checked bags or carry on? I always have to check -- I am not a light packer.


Travel beauty- bare or elaborate? Elaborate. I always do a full face because I love taking pictures during my trips! But on the beach, I scale way back and love a good CC or BB cream with SPF.





In general my beauty routine is... Pretty involved. I'm a Beauty Director, so it's my job to look good! I also love trying and testing new products, so I have them everywhere. At home, in my purse, and all over my desk.


I must pack ______ when traveling? A few pairs of sunglasses, my Nikon camera, and comfortable walking shoes (heels get stuck in cobblestones)!


Best travel tip? Get money from an ATM once you land at your destination. Random ATMs on the street have much better exchange rates than airport currency kiosks.


Upon arrival at my destination... I usually take a cat nap so I feel refreshed and alert and can really enjoy the first dinner and night out.


Favorite travel spot? I studied in Florence, so I'll always love Italy, but I also just went to Barcelona and had the best time!


What are your 3 must see/do things in this city?

-In Barcelona, check out the Sagrada Familia. It's unlike any other church in the world -- not intimidating, colorful and an architectural masterpiece

-Take a local cooking class -- we went to Aula Canela Fina for a private tapas lesson

-Listen to live jazz on the Casa Mila rooftop in the summer