Jeremy Tarr

Jeremy Tarr

Editorial Director, Fodors.com

When Jeremy closes his eyes, he imagines he’s wearing a monocle in a Berlin café. When he opens them, he has 20/20 vision and is staring at an article in need of a copy edit. He lives in Downtown Los Angeles with his wife and a couple of mutts named Olive and Louise.

Q&A

  • Why do you travel?

    It’s healthier than other addictions—but just as expensive.

  • What’s one thing you never travel without?

    Sleeping pills.

  • What’s the first thing you do when you arrive in a new place?

    I unpack. Then I go for a long, long walk, preferably after dark, search out a quiet locals bar, and have a gin.

  • Do you like traveling solo?

    I despise it. I prefer to go everywhere with my wife. It’s easier to see the beauty of the world when she’s around.

  • Carry-on or checked?

    I pack too much for a carry-on. If it were possible, I’d take a steamer trunk.

  • What was your worst travel experience?

    Catching a parasite after trekking the Inca Trail made for a rather uncomfortable homeward journey.

  • If you could live in any hotel, which would it be?

    I once lived in a grand old hotel in Hungary for seven months. It was far less romantic than I thought it would be and I gained twenty pounds by dining in the lounge every night.

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

    I’ve been trying to convince my wife to move into a haunted New Orleans mansion for four years. I’ve thus far been unsuccessful.

  • What's the most unusual place you have stayed on a trip?

    Toss-up between a windmill in Hvar and Pope Julius II’s holiday castle outside of Siena.

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

    I usually attempt to buy a translated copy of "Alice in Wonderland" in every country. I bought a beautiful 1940s Greek edition at Atlantis Books in Santorini.

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