We caught up with Adam Goldstein, CEO of Hipmunk to learn about some of his best moments while traveling…
Culture-ist Magazine: What is the best early morning experience you’ve had while traveling?
Goldstein: Showing up too late to check in, but then the airline making an exception and letting me check in anyway.
Culture-ist Magazine: If your life as a traveler could be described through the lyrics of a song what song would you choose?
Goldstein: “When I come home cold and tired it’s good to warm my bones beside the fire ” from the song Time (Pink Floyd)
Culture-ist Magazine: One of the most memorable meals you’ve had while traveling”…
Goldstein: An amazing dinner that consisted of an entire eggplant, in Israel.
Culture-ist Magazine: Most profound lesson learned through travel?
Goldstein: Everywhere I’ve been I’ve seen the same people. Not literally the same, but the same in every way that matters: fears, goals, personality types. I keep waiting for things to be different somewhere, and they never are. Culture-ist Magazine: Favorite Town/Village? Why?
Goldstein: Tough to choose! One that sticks in my mind is Monterey, California, where I had a very relaxing weekend once.
Culture-ist Magazine: Favorite City? Why?
Goldstein: I went to Istanbul with some friends in college and had a great time. The food is great, the geography is cool, and the sites are amazing.
Culture-ist Magazine: A person you met while traveling that you still think about today.
Goldstein: The current Prime Minister of Ireland, at a pub in Dublin, before he was elected Prime Minister.
Culture-ist Magazine: Biggest gripe with traveling often.
Goldstein: Jet lag.
Adam Goldstein is the CEO and co-founder of the most complete flight and hotel search site, Hipmunk. He is a full-time travel nerd and founded Hipmunk just weeks after his graduation from MIT in June 2010 where he earned degrees in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering. Find flights and hotels on Hipmunk for your next getaway, and catch some wanderlust from Hipmunk’s travel pros on Facebook and Twitter!
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