Welcome back to our Meet and Greet Monday! Today Her Adventures gets to chat with Debbie Petrone, HERA operations.
HERA: What’s your favorite way to travel? Planes, trains, driving, etc?
Debbie: Trains, buses, ferries – anything that lets me enjoy the scenery!
HERA: Hostels, hotels, or homestays?
Debbie: Hostels. Every time! LOL
HERA: Are you a planner or do you go with the flow when you travel?
Debbie: Go with the flow!
HERA: Would you rather explore landmarks or local favorites?
Debbie: Local Favorites.
HERA: Tell us about the thing you do that you’re most proud of. Why are you proud of it? What about it is inspiring to you? *
Debbie: I recently moved into my own apartment! It’s my first time living on my own and I’m really enjoying the little things like decorating any way I want, not sharing the remote to the tv, and playing the music as loud as I can!
HERA: What is your favorite travel tip, piece of advice, hack?
Debbie: Make a plan but be willing to throw it out the window if necessary! Let the place you’re visiting introduce itself to you – you’ll have a much better trip.
HERA: What is your travel style? How would you describe it?
Debbie: Solo travel, for sure. I go where the wind blows and figure it out when I get there.
Let’s get into the details
HERA: What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned from travel that you’d like to pass on?
Debbie: Culture, language, and history changes from place to place, but people are generally kind hearted. I’ve never been to a mean place.
HERA: Was there a time you ever wanted to quit? How did you deal with that situation, or overcome it?
Debbie: I was in Rome for Christmas. It rained and I got stuck on the other side of the city from my hostel. No subway, no taxis. I cried. And then I walked back through the rain.
HERA: What’s your dream? What does your end game look like?
Debbie: I would love to own a hostel in someplace warm and beachy, like Costa Rica!
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