Postcard Series: Hitha Palepu Loves Long Flights & Piles of Books When She Travels


Travel- hate it, love it? LOVE it. Life's too short to not explore this amazing planet.


It's not a vacation unless... I've had a new passport stamp, tried something new, and read at least 2 new books.


Planes, trains, or automobiles? PLANES! I love the art of traveling so much I created an entire blog series about it.


Checked bags or carry on? Carry-on, although it's a little more difficult with a baby.


Travel beauty- bare or elaborate? Elaborately bare - I slather a good amount of facial creams and overnight masks on my face and neck once I've boarded the flight. The look itself, however, is bare.



In general my beauty routine is... Narrow and deep. My makeup routine is on the minimal side (tinted moisturizer, concealer, On-the-Glow, and an eyebrow pencil) but my skincare routine is pretty detailed. I double cleanse at night (micealler water and an exfoliating scrub), apply several serums and creams (Jack Black antioxidant serum, Erase XEP50, Neutrogena Hydro Boost cream, Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream, Tula advanced neck cream and Kiehl's Midnight Recovery eye cream.) I'm also trying to grow out my brows and lashes so RevitaBrow and NeuLash have been new additions to my nighttime routine!


I must pack ________ when traveling? My Kindle, scarves, and heavy-duty headphones.


Best travel tip? Always pack a steamer - it de-wrinkles your clothes FAST and helps cleanse your skin after a long flight.


Upon arrival at my destination... I shower, do a collagen face mask, steam and unpack my clothes and drink some tea.


Favorite travel spot? Rome, Italy!


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

  • Go for a run through the Forum first thing in the morning, when the crowds are minimal
  • Re-trace the Path Of Illuminator from Angels & Demons (a great way to see the sights in Rome) - while noshing on gelato and pizza along the way
  • Relax over a phenomenal dinner and wine at Antica Pesa


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