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Mr. Scott Eddy is a true globetrotting travel influencer who’s usually on a plane to somewhere amazing. Scott was born in Michigan, raised in Ft. Lauderdale, and was in investment banking for 10 years. He then moved overseas and lived in Europe and Asia for 17 years. While living in Bangkok, Scott started one of the first digital agencies in South East Asia, and sold it after 5 years to build up his personal brand. Now, Mr. Scott Eddy travels full-time, while flying 200K miles and hitting 20 countries per year.
Take off with Travel Tuesday and Mr. Scott Eddy now….
Christopher: What’s your secret origin? How did you become Mr. Scott Eddy?
Scott: The longer story is in my bio, but the short story is I am addicted to meeting new people. Social media and the tourism industry are just my shortcuts to making that happen.
Christopher: What are you based? How does this location, and home, fit with your travel lifestyle?
Scott: Based in South Florida, for me it is the perfect homebase for what I do, a short flight to anywhere in the Caribbean, and Europe isn’t too far. Also, in between trips, we have some of the nicest beaches in the world, so I have great content to shoot.
Christopher: What’s your favorite airport and favorite airline? Why?
Scott: Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand are probably tied for my favorite. I have a few favorite airports, Singapore, Bangkok, Dubai…..if you notice, none of them are in the US.
Christopher: Please share your three favorite luxury hotel brands.
Scott: Aman, Ritz Carlton and Four Seasons.
Christopher: What a travel hack you’ve never shared before?
Scott: When I go to a new city, I always look to see if they have a hop-on, hop-off bus. I ride it from the beginning to the end without getting off. This gives me a good perspective of the city before I go out to explore.
Christopher: What’s your must-have travel gadget?
Scott: My drone (I don’t go anywhere without it).
Christopher: Name the first thing you do when you enter a hotel room.
Scott: I completely unpack and get my room organized.
Christopher: If you could jump on a plan tomorrow, and go anywhere in the world, what would be your destination?
Scott: Bangkok……that is always my answer no matter when you ask me!
Christopher: Where’s one place you want to travel to that you haven’t yet?
Christopher: What are three favorite restaurants that you love to recommend?
Scott: Antonio’s in Bangkok, Prima Pasta in Miami, and any restaurant that Sam Jones owns in North Carolina (if you’re looking for the best BBQ you’ve ever had).
Christopher: Where have you had your favorite cocktail? What was it?
Scott: My mother was born in Jamaica, so rum is in my blood. I’m a sucker for a good mojito.
Christopher: Share your three favorite urban destinations. What’s your recommended city-centric luxury hotels?
Scott: Ritz Carlton Hong Kong, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, and Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
Christopher: On the flipside, please share your three favorite secluded resorts.
Scott: Amanpuri in Phuket, L’AND Vineyards in Portugal, and Park Hyatt St. Kitts.
Christopher: What are your three favorite hotel spas in the world?
Scott: Eau Palm Beach Rest & Spa, Chiva Som Health Resort in Thailand, and The Chedi Club in Bali.
Christopher: Finish this phrase, “Traveling to me is…”
Christopher: What’s your secret for jetlag?
Scott: I am normally not in a timezone long enough for it to catch up to me, but for me, it’s more a mental thing, and it’s also a good thing that I drink about 2 gallons of water a day. I really have never been beaten down by jetlag before.
Christopher: What’s the worst hotel or resort you’ve visited?
Scott: I recently stayed at a Courtyard property, everything went wrong for them, it was a horrible experience.
Christopher: Where are you traveling next?
Scott: Atlanta for the Super Bowl.
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