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Bekah McNeel, a native Texan, started traveling the world while in college in Los Angeles. For graduate school she headed to the London School of Economics for an MSc in Media and Communication, and it was from that hub that her globetrotting really began. Research, philanthropic work, and a thirst for adventure have taken Bekah all over the world. In 2010 she met an architect whose wanderlust matched her own, and married him straight away. They live in San Antonio with their daughter where the international airport is small, but gets the job done. When their travel budget doesn’t allow for grand tours of the world’s architectural wonders, they pack up their tent and head for a National Park in the US or South America.
Favorite place you’ve traveled: Chile
Favorite city and why: London – no other city can blend as many cultures without losing its own identity. Similarly, it exists on the cutting edge while still maintaining its history.
Travel accessory you can’t live without? My Eagle Creek attache case
Favorite plane ride activity: Watching cheesy movies I would never watch on the ground
Top of my travel bucket list: Uyuni Salt Flats, Iceland
Two weeks + and unlimited budget, where are you going? Bora Bora, New Zealand’s South Island, Tasmania, Melbourne
Beach or mountains: Mountains
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? “Enjoy responsibly”
My theme song is: “King of the World” by First Aid Kit
Any pets? Two Rottweilers, Wiley and Florence
If I were a super hero, I would be: Storm, from X-Men
Something I said I’d never do but did anyway was: I don’t even know where to begin
It’s Sunday morning at 10 a.m. If I’m not sleeping, I’m: Having brunch at my favorite Mexican food dive
My favorite physical activity is: Running marathons
One thing I love that everyone else dislikes is: Watching winter sports
The first thing I do when I wake up is: Rush to get my crying child out of bed
The last concert I went to was: The Fleet Foxes
My favorite TV show to watch as a kid was: The Muppet Babies
If I could instantly learn a new language, I would learn: Swahili
Guilty TV pleasure: Top Chef
On my nightstand: Native Tongue by Carl Hiassen, Euphoria by Lily King, and In Motion by Tony Hiss
Life mantra in four words: The excess must go
Favorite quote: For everything there is a season. (Ecclesiastes)
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