Chantel Delulio

Chantel Delulio

Staff Writer

Chantel Delulio grew up in western Maryland and received her B.A. in English literature from Washington College. She currently lives in Los Angeles.


  • Why do you travel?

    The world is full of wonderful sights, sounds, tastes … What am I gonna do? Stay home?

  • What’s one thing you never travel without?

    A book. Because batteries die, planes get delayed, and you can never count on in-flight entertainment actually working. A book is a sure thing.

  • Carry-on or checked?

    Carry on.

  • Where did you have your most unforgettable meal?

    Octava de Corpus in Quito, Ecuador. Imagine your gently eccentric uncle had a restaurant that he’d established inside a mansion overflowing with his personal art collection and you have an approximation of what it’s like to dine at Octava de Corpus. You’ll enjoy your meal, of course, but the real draw is the one-of-a-kind atmosphere and, in lieu of a perusing a wine menu, exploring the wine cellar with the always amiable owner, Jaime Burgos.

  • What’s on your travel bucket list?

    Traverse the Atacama Desert, explore the Great Pyramid of Cholula, soak in one (or several!) of Hokkaido’s onsen baths.

  • What’s currently on your airplane playlist?

    Janelle Monáe, St. Vincent, and Lizzo.

  • If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

    A redwood ensconced cabin located somewhere along California’s central coast.

  • What are your favorite destinations to travel to?

    Places with robust drinking cultures.

  • What is your favorite time of year to travel?

    Late autumn. I love a good nip in the air.

  • What items do you always try to bring back as souvenirs?

    I collect postcards. Nice and carry-on friendly.

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