Zoey Goto is a journalist and author covering US travel, all things americana, vintage style, musical icons and mid-century pop culture. Her work has appeared in National Geographic Traveller, BBC Travel, GQ, Esquire, Lonely Planet, Vogue and Rolling Stone. Zoey has a thing for celebrity sleepovers, having slept in Elvis’ teenage bedroom and spent the night on Dolly Parton’s tour bus.

What does a journey mean to you?

Returning home feeling slightly changed. Sometimes that’s from a lifechanging safari through Botswana, but sometimes it’s just from a though-provoking chat on the way to the supermarket.

Which country or location most inspires you?

Memphis, Tennessee! It was my first love, the first city that I visited in America and the one place that my heart yearns for when I’m back home in London.

What journey would you most like to go on?

Traveling across the US by train, Woody Guthrie style.

What is your best travel tip?

Only travel with hand luggage. Flights are cheaper, you don’t waste time at the baggage carousel and can always wash clothes on the go.

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