Kaelin Dodge

Kaelin Dodge

Staff Writer

Kaelin was born and raised in Southern Indiana, attended college in Chicago, and now lives and works in Los Angeles, California.


  • Why do you travel?

    To see and experience new places, and because work tells me to.

  • What’s one thing you never travel without?

    My packable puffer. It’s a neck pillow for the flight and a very warm jacket I don’t have to attempt to fit in my luggage.

  • Where did you have your most unforgettable meal?

    Jerry’s Place in Prince Frederick, Maryland. This is the first place I ever had a crab cake and I have yet to have another come anywhere close to rivaling it. I could also eat a tub of their stewed tomatoes.

  • What is the most unusual place you have ever stayed on a trip?

    A Sherlock Holmes themed Airbnb. It was affordable, available, and seemed a little odd but kind of cute–turns out it was just odd. The bottom floor was a museum that the owner insisted on giving a tour of.

  • Train, plane, or ship?

    Train–I enjoy the view (but mostly am afraid of flying).

  • If you could take a 3-month sabbatical, where would you go?

    Either Hawaii (the beaches, the food, the hiking) or the complete opposite: Clarksville, Indiana (because I miss my family).

  • What was your worst travel experience?

    Eating at a Runzas. Driving through Nebraska it was consistently at each exit so it seemed like the easy pick–it was a mistake.

  • Carry-on or checked?

    Carry-on and then hope for gate-checking.

  • Do you like traveling solo?

    I have never traveled alone, but I am going to assume it won’t be my go-to. I think I am both too chatty and too easily frazzled to be able to really enjoy a solo trip.

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