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How To Get an Authentic Experience Every Time You Travel

Author Jo Piazza gives advice on which recommendations to trust, what to always pack, and how to get the freshest meals from room service.
Jo Piazza.

Jo Piazza.

Photograph: Grace Chang

At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our luxury fields—food, wine, fashion, cars, real estate—to learn about their high-end hacks, tips, and off-the-wall experiences. These are the Distinguished Travel Hackers.

Journalist Jo Piazza is a former editor at Yahoo Travel and author of several fiction and non-fiction books, including If Nuns Ruled the World and The Knockoff, a worldwide bestseller that has been translated into 13 languages. She and her husband live in the Bay Area, and in an average year, she logs between 80,000 and 100,000 miles in the air, usually through Alaska Airlines.