Ivanka Trump: World-Class Traveler

Ivanka Trump is much more low key than her father, Donald Trump, but is definitely just as driven.  At 28 years old, she has a degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, is a vice president at her family’s real estate company, and has written a new book, “The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life.” The newlywed also has a line of fine jewelry for her Ivanka Trump Collection.  When asked about her honeymoon preparations, she admits she loves staying at Trump locations, but also admits she likes to explore all options the world has to offer her.

Q: What is your favorite vacation destination?
A: I’ve fallen in love with Waikiki since I’ve been traveling out there periodically during the construction of Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk. The beach, the climate, the people and the hotel-it really is a paradise.

Q: Where are your favorite weekend getaways?
A: I have grown up going to Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach (Fla.) with my family. It is one of my favorite places in the world and a great weekend getaway. While in Palm Beach, I enjoy visiting Trump International Golf Club to practice my golf game. During the spring and summer, I also enjoy going out to the Hamptons in Long Island with friends or spending a relaxing weekend at our golf club in Bedminster, N.J. Chicago is really so close and offers a whole world of top-notch shopping, restaurants and cultural outlets. I stay at Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago.

Q: What are your five favorite cities?
A: New York, Istanbul, Los Angeles, Prague and London.

Q: What are your favorite hotels and restaurants?
A: For restaurants, without a doubt, Jean Georges at Trump International Hotel & Tower New York. I am also a huge fan of Supper on the Lower East Side. They have an incredible mint pasta dish.

Q: When you go away, what are some of your must-have items?
A: Sunblock and my laptop.

Q: What kind of research do you do before you go away on a trip?
A: As much as I can, especially if I am traveling for work. I like to really understand the market that I am traveling to. All around, this base of knowledge enhances the experience.

Q: Where would you like to go that you have never been to before?
A: St. Petersburg, Russia. I have been to Moscow many times, but I have never visited St. Petersburg. Also, I’d like to visit the Grand Canyon.

Q: What is your worst vacation memory?
A: I travel so often and have had more than a few experiences with flights getting delayed or canceled. Interestingly, even the memories of travel trouble have turned out to provide me with some great opportunities to explore areas that I may not have otherwise done.

Q: How do you try to fit in when you’re a tourist?
A: Hide my camera.

Via: Chicago Tribune