Jersey Ice Cream Co – Lokal Hotel Partner Profile
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Lokal: What is your dream vacation?JICC: Ah, vacations. We are still trying to figure out the best type of vacation for us. We always think it should mean going somewhere for as long as possible with nothing to do, but it turns out that drives us crazy! At this point I think our dream vacation is two weeks in Europe with no hotels booked, a rental car and lots of freedom and possibility. Lokal: What type of places do you seek out when you travel to stay at?JICC: At this point we’ve experienced the full gamut from awful rentals to super fancy hotels, and I think what we care about most at this point is staying somewhere that feels comfortable and real. We’d rather stay in a modest apartment in Italy right in the center of town that feels like a place we’d actually live in, than some ridiculous hotel that feels like you’re staying in a bubble. Still, we struggle to find the right places to stay that don’t break the bank, but also make for an enjoyable trip. I actually made a list the last time I was traveling about what I really really need the place to have. It broke down to a room that doesn’t make me feel trapped with beautiful views, walkability, a place to run, and somewhere to get coffee in the morning. Lokal: When traveling, which two of these five rise to the top for you – food, drink, adventure, culture, shopping?JICC: Food and drink are really one thing aren’t they? For me (Tara) it’s all about eating and walking. I love to see places on foot and experience the little things you can’t just by driving by. For Percy, it’s definitely about food and adventure. Lokal: What are three places (food, drink, adventure, culture OR shopping) that you’d visit on your perfect day in Philly?JICC: Having lived there for a few years, the places we’d visit on a perfect day in Philly are really so simple. We’d go for a run along the Schuylkill River or to yoga at Philly Power Yoga, stop by the original La Colombe in Rittenhouse, sit in the park for a bit, wander around and then probably get dinner at Parc because old habits die hard, and you can’t beat that view.