Five Miles Up with ... Francesca Eastwood

Y! Travel shares an armrest for a chat about orange ski masks, duck brains and where to get the best Eggs Benedict

Yahoo! Travel

Viewers of the new E! series "Mrs. Eastwood & Company" have already had a glimpse of how Francesca Eastwood embraces traveling – yep, that was her stripping down for a bit of skinny dipping in father Clint’s Maui pool. What’s the 18-year-old’s travel etiquette when not on camera? Read on.

What’s something you never fail to pack in your suitcase?
I always buy new underwear before I take a trip.

Carry-on or check-in?
Carry-on. I hate checking my bags.

Window or aisle?
Window

What’s your idea of the perfect vacation?

My perfect vacation would be going to Paris with my boyfriend Tyler for a week. We’d start with a night flight, so there’s no waking up. Once there, we’d do nothing but eating, relaxing and maybe some crazy photo shoots. Tokyo is also really cool because everyone is so kind and they have so many random inventions that we don’t have in the States.

What's the silliest/most unusual/decadent souvenir you ever came back with?

Once at my dad’s ranch (Mission Ranch in Carmel, Calif.), my sister Morgan and I bought bright orange ski masks at the little market there.

Ever try a food that you wished you hadn't?

In Paris, I ate what I thought was peanut butter. My little sister said, “You realize you just ate duck brain.” It was so gross.

Do you have a favorite restaurant from your travels?
Mama’s Fish House on Maui.

Favorite hotel, resort or yurt you've ever stayed in?

The Phoenician in Phoenix, Hôtel de Crillon in Paris, The Carlton Hotel in New York – they all have comfy beds, good service and 24-hour room service.

Biggest regret you've ever had while on vacation?
When I was 12 in Europe for two months and didn’t appreciate it at the time.

The one thing you're willing to splurge on above all else?

Depends on where I am. If I’m somewhere that’s known for great shops, then clothing. If not, the hotel.

Three songs on your travel playlist?

Mumford & Sons, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Kills.

Where would you take someone visiting your hometown for the first time?

In L.A., the Chateau Marmont for dinner. I love the ambiance and everyone is so nice there. You can tell it has a lot of history. Or we’d go for a hike with my dogs August and Batman in Runyon Canyon. In my hometown, Carmel, we’d go to the Pebble Beach for breakfast at Katy’s Place. They have the best Eggs Benedict besides my dad’s restaurant Mission Ranch.

You only get one more trip in your lifetime. Where will it be?

I’d want to do a big Euro trip with boyfriend, Tyler – Paris to visit family and shop, then to the beaches in the South of France.

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