Brooke Shields Shares Her Travel Tips
After a whirlwind tour of Thailand while filming the documentary
Well Traveled, the actress, author and former model stops to chat about a few of her favorite things.
Published on Nov 17, 2016
A LIFE WELL TRAVELD
Wellness is about more than getting a massage or blissing out on yoga. My show, Well Traveled, is not about medical tourism. It's not about facials or beauty salon spa treatments. Instead, I hope to immerse you in a world of boundless possibilities and show you how to be the best possible version of yourself, wherever you may call home.
Brooke Shield at Lebua at State Tower. Courtesy of Brooke Shields.
I stayed at the Lebua at State Tower (doubles from Bt4,445), had drinks at Namsaah Bottling Trust (drinks for two from Bt600) and a went for a meal at Issaya Siamese Club (dinner for two from Bt1,400).
Issaya garden and house. Courtesy of Issaya Siamese Club.
CHECKING OUT CHIANG MAI AND CHIANG RAI
I was amazed at how cohesive the environment was. In New York, you walk down the street with your head down. In Thai villages, people acknowledge each other with a warm, genuine smile. I found it incredibly rewarding to make friends with the rescued elephants at the Elephant Nature Park (visits from Bt2,500 per person) a short drive from Chiang Mai.
The Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai. Lillian Cunningham/The Washington Post/Getty Images.
It's not sexy, you just need to keep yourself moisturized and hydrated—there is no secret or trick. I live by Elizabeth Arden's eight-hour cream (from US$22), and there is a skincare line called Lifeline (from US$190) that I use day and night. Since getting a Thai sak yant tattoo on my trip, Vaseline with aloe (from US$4) is a must.
Elizabeth Arden's eight-hour cream. Courtesy of Elizabeth Arden.
I swapped my four-wheel roller for a North Face duffel bag (Base Camp Duffel from US$160) that doubles as a backpack. For a trip where I was moving around often, this bag was amazing. I have a yellow one and a black one that I can fit everything I need in and lug around conveniently.
North Face duffel bag. Courtesy of the North Face.
FUTURE FAMILY FUN
I want to teach my kids to be able to go into a completely foreign experience and not feel like a foreigner. I've learned while here that if you make yourself available to new experiences and open your heart, you'll be invited in.
— As told to Veronica Inveen
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