I’m Cindy Ko, fashion and travel blogger on cindiddy.com
Around the world on a boat, over a span of three to five years. If I came across a place I loved, I could park my boat and live ashore for a month or two. I love being surrounded by nature and the ocean, and the freedom of sailing anywhere in the world is the ultimate travel experience for me.
• Rimowa square suitcase
• Healthy snacks (I always pack a bunch in my suitcase and purse)
• Pen and journal for writing • Music and headphones
• A smile and an open mind
My family and friends! If I had to choose someone famous, then probably Will Smith or Robin Williams, because I imagine we’d have the most meaningful conversations.
Until last summer, I never owned or travelled with a credit card. It definitely made travelling less convenient at times, but gave me opportunities to be out of my comfort zone.
I don’t have a favourite photo.
Give good directions and ask yourself what you’re trying to capture before framing and taking a photo.
I collect rocks from around the world. I usually pick up a couple rocks from the beach or on my hikes. I have a clear glass box that houses my rock and pine cone collection. I love them!
Yes – once at Lake Wanaka, New Zealand and once in Switzerland. I would definitely do it again.
I recommend watching travel shows and documentaries such as Planet Earth or A Bite of China.
The good thing with travel is that you can travel at all price points if you have a budget. Planning ahead is key. Sometimes you can get great deals when you book flights, hotels or tickets in advance. Or if you want to plan a more luxurious escape, then book ahead and save to make it happen.
Every year, I have a small list of new places I wish to visit.
Whether I travel for a month or a week, I pack the same amount. When I travel for long periods of time, it’s more important to be concise with my packing because travelling around with too much luggage isn’t ideal.
Camels, elephants and donkeys.
A white linen shirt, black jeans and loafers.
I’m going to the South of France in July for two weeks.
A week on top of a mountain – but I loved being disconnected.
I don’t even know! But quite a few.
I would love to live the provincial life in the South of France – paint, drink wine and cook my days away.
The world is bigger than we think. The good thing about experiencing different cultures is that it helps you put things in perspective.
This feature originally appeared in the July/August print issue of #legend