Thursday Traveler: Kimberly Fisher

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Every Thursday, A Dangerous Business will be shining the spotlight on a world nomad, travel blogger, armchair adventurer, or just someone really cool in the travel world. This week, the traveler is Kimberly Fisher of Jetsetera. Kimberly is a Jill-of-All-trades. A former model, actress, freelance writer and entrepreneur, she is currently based in Beverly Hills and New York City. With extensive travel experience visiting some of the world's most sought-after destinations, Kimberly is truly a connoisseur globetrotter. She has traveled to over 40 countries and almost every U.S. state.

1. How do you define the word “traveler,” and why would you consider yourself one?

A traveler is someone that steps out of the box and explores the world, no matter how near or far away. I would be considered a traveler because I personally have been exploring since I was a little girl; growing up in Germany and Alaska, living in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and now New York, and visiting almost every state (missing the Dakotas and Maine!) and 40 different countries.

2. What has been your favorite travel experience thus far?

I treasure every travel experience because it all shapes you as a person. I am enchanted by the beauty of Monaco, the vivacious living in Italy, the energy of Spain and the true natural beauty of Ireland, New Zealand and islands of the Philippines. I also have a soft spot for all of Central America.

3. How about your proudest travel moment?

I have absolutely no sense of direction (I get lost daily in New York City) but I seem to find myself never getting lost while traveling around he world. Not being lost is my proudest moment.

4. Have you had any travel mishaps or bad experiences? If so, have these influenced how you view the place where they happened? Would you go back?

I had a purse stolen in Cabo once that contained all my credit cards, plane tickets, passport, etc. We stayed with a friend that had just moved there, bought a bottle of tequila and dealt with it in the morning. It seemed horrible when it was happening, but like most things it worked itself out. I have been back to Cabo about a dozen times since the incident.

5. Name one thing you can’t travel without.

My Blackberry.

6. Name one thing you wish you COULD travel without.

I actually travel pretty light believe it or not, and everything I bring is pretty much a necessity. Maybe I could travel without my Louis Vuitton beauty bag… but it makes my life so much easier with several compartments and great space. I use it as a purse/carry-on ALWAYS.

7. What do you think has been the biggest thing you’ve learned while traveling (about yourself, a destination, a culture, travel itself)?

You learn to appreciate what you have back home when you travel. Sometimes it is easy to forget when we take everything for granted (i.e. running water, air conditioning, etc). I also love meeting other people and seeing other cultures.

8. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

I'm a nomad at heart (seems to run in the family), and I could live anywhere. A perfect scenario is living in 3 or 4 places. Right now I call New York City home, which I love for it's energy, pace and ability to be able to do anything at any given moment… Cut as I write this, I am in the sleepy town of Birmingham, AL where I could also live… but not get a burger at 4 a.m.  =)

9. Name one place you’d like to see or one experience you’d like to have before you die.

See all 7 continents.

10. If there was one thing you wish somebody would have told you before you started traveling, what would it be?

What I would tell somebody is don't knock it until you try it. I hear people say all the time, “Oh, don't go there, it's dangerous,” or “Don't do that, it's unsafe.” I would have missed out on a lot of unbelievable experiences if I had listened to those voices. Follow your heart and your dreams.

Visit Kimberly's blog: Jetsetera 
Visit Kimberly's personal website: kimberlyfisher.com 
Follow Kimberly on Twitter: @kimberlyfisher1 & @jetsetera

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4 Comments

  • In Madrid I had everything stolen like you and I also dealt with the stress by drinking and flirting with cute Spaniards haha! It helps!!! 🙂
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  • Juliann says:

    Nice post. Like Kimberly, I have a soft spot for Central America and can’t abide by the good advice to avoid what might be “dangerous or unsafe” situations. I do try to stay alert, but if I avoided what other people warn me is “dangerous and unsafe,” I wouldn’t even be able to walk around the streets of Cincinnati!

    • DangerousBiz says:

      Amen! People label places “dangerous” around the world, when they live in quite dangerous places themselves! I’m from Youngstown, OH, which is usually ranked as one of the most dangerous places in the U.S. per capita. And yet people warn me to stay away from other countries. Ha. Always makes me laugh.

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