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Woman We Love: Jen Pollack Bianco

The internet is full of amazing ladies! In this interview series, we introduce you to some of our favorites!

Name: Jen Pollack Bianco
Age: Old enough to own a pair of Louboutins and wise enough to know you should wear them often, but forever a child at heart.
Location: I live in Los Angeles & out of my suitcase. Home is L.A., but I consider myself a Citizen of the World
Online homes: Blog// Twitter

Tell us what makes your blog different from all the other travel blogs out there?
My blog is a multi-media travel diary and celebrates travel as an aspirational lifestyle. I know I am insanely lucky to be able to see so much of the world, so I’m happy to share what I see with others and take them along on a virtual vacation. I’m big on mobile photography. A lot of what I post, especially from the field, is shot and edited on my iPhone. I find that sharing instantly helps connect with readers.

What are your every day, must-reads, online or off?
For great mobile photography and inspiration, I’m in love with Ey’Em’s fantastic blog. They have a great community of artistic mobile photographers. I also like the Instagram blog. I get my news from The Huffington Post.

You take tons of great photos!  What are your top-three photography tips?
1.Don’t put the subject in the center of your photo.
2. Avoid shooting at eye level
3. Always have your camera (or iPhone) at the ready.

You’ve been to 73 countries.  What’s your favorite go-to travel outfit?
If I’m flying on a long trip, I wear a dress. Dresses are much more comfortable than jeans when you’re on long haul flights. I usually pair it with a chic cargo jacket—you need pockets for travel. I really don’t know what I would do without a stylish cargo item. I always have a scarf in my carry on in case I get hold, and a hat in case I have hot mess airplane hair when I land.

Your perfect day.  What would it look like?
I think there are many kinds of perfect days. I’d love to have one that combined a lot of my loves… like seeing a band I love in an exotic country after a day of sightseeing and sampling the locale cuisine, and photographing it all.

 Thanks so much for sharing, Jen!

Photo credit: Rebecca Adler Rotenberg

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