Saturday, June 10, 2017
Traveling with Diplo
GQ - "Travel Advice from Diplo, Who Takes 320 Flights a Year"
Q: Quick guessimation: many airplanes have you been on in your life?
Diplo: I’d probably say 320 a year. Multiply that by 10 years of my career... Maybe, like…5,000?
Q: What do you look for in a hotel?
Diplo: I’m pretty picky now. I like open spaces. And no carpet.
Q: What do you have against carpet?
Diplo: I don’t like smoking at all. If the hotel room has carpet you can smell the smoke from back when it was ok to smoke inside of buildings. I have a really sensitive sense of smell—any smells I smell right away. I also need a great gym and ideally, a swimming pool that you can swim laps in. But that’s really rare. One out of every 20 hotels have that probably.
Q: Best hotel on the planet?
Diplo: I really like the Soho House in Chicago. It’s kind of perfect. It has one of the dopest gyms ever, with everything you need. But I don’t really spend enough time there to take advantage of it. China has some awesome hotels, too. I don’t even want to leave when I’m at some of them. They have everything right there in the hotel.
Q: What’s your least favorite part of traveling so much?
Diplo: I don’t really get jetlag anymore. I just kind of work until I’m too tired to move. At this point, jetlag isn’t really a thing for me. It’s actually hard for me to go to sleep. Especially after a show, ya know? It’s hard to relax.