How Edie Rodriguez travels
Edie Rodriguez has spent her whole career in travel, and much of it in cruise. Starting as a travel consultant, she went on to hold senior roles in agencies, technology companies and cruise lines, before becoming President and CEO of Crystal Cruises in 2015. Based in LA, she is passionate about luxury travel and is leading Crystal’s move towards a seamless marriage of river cruising, ocean cruising and private jet experiences. Follow her on Twitter at @edierodriguez.
What kind of bags do you travel with?
I pack as much as I can into a leather Tumi carry-on bag so I can avoid checking luggage. I also have a custom Hermes Birkin bag and a custom Louis Vuitton bag, both of which have ‘EMK’ on them – my maiden name initials.
Tell us about the three essentials you always bring with you…
An item of clothing
My cashmere black pashmina (1).
Chanel ballet flats (2). I’m on my feet a lot, so I need a pair of comfy shoes to hand.
A beauty product
Make-up, perfume, floss and mouthwash (3).
What tech do you always take on vacation?
I carry an iPad mini (4) and two cell phones (5), one for business use and one for personal use. Plus chargers for all three, MOPHIE spare batteries and a TUMI global converter.
What do you read when traveling?
The Wall Street Journal (6), the latest Crystal brochure and a good book.
What’s the one thing you’d NEVER travel without?
My Starbucks card (7). I’m addicted!
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