The Candid Traveler
The Candid Traveler


Given Name - Gregg Ritchie

Home - Portland, OR

Born and raised - Lake Oswego, OR

Job - National Curriculum Specialist

Employer - McGraw-Hill Education

College - Indiana University

Previous Jobs – waiter, teacher, musician, furniture salesman, barista

Zodiac Sign - Aquarius

Last Country - The Netherlands

Next Country - still calculating

Number of Flights Flown in 2017 - 151

Camera - Fujifilm X-T20

Favorite Breakfast – Avocado Toast (Kit Coffee; Newport Beach, CA)

Favorite Lunch – #17 Noodles w/ Hot Sauce and #6 Wontons in Spicy Oil (White Bear; Flushing, NY)

Favorite Dinner – Tonkatsu Ramen (Kayo’s Ramen Bar; Portland, OR)

Never Underrated – pour-over coffee

Favorite Books - A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (Eggers), The Shadow of The Wind (Zafon), My Father’s Dragon (Gannett)

Currently Reading - Waiting For Teddy Williams (Mosher)

Favorite Movies - Good Will Hunting, Moonrise Kingdom, The Graduate

Last Movie – Molly's Game

Go-to Music on the Plane - Jose Gonzalez, Bombay Bicycle Club, Coldplay, Bon Iver, Punch Brothers, Local Natives

Favorite Musicals - The Music Man, Dear Evan Hanson

Least Favorite Words – handcrafted, physicality

Favorite Color – Grey

Despises – foreign transaction fees, crushed ice in an Old Fashioned

Definition of Wealth - not living paycheck to paycheck

Most Listened-to Podcast – Clark Howard

Favorite Car - none (Lyft)

In Fear Of - losing things