Kelly Osbourne: How I Stay Sane on the Road

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Kelly Osbourne
Kelly Osbourne

Kelly knows a thing or two about travel. (Photo: Getty Images)

She grew up traveling around the world with her famous father, Ozzy Osbourne. Today, Kelly Osbourne has racked up her fair share of frequent flier miles traveling for her job as a correspondent for “Fashion Police" on E! Yahoo Travel chatted with the star about her dream vacation destination, her must-have packing items, and how she travels in style.

How do you work out on the road?

I try to book hotels that have a gym open 24 hours. Since I am usually traveling for work, I never know when I can hit the gym. There are a lot of things you can do in your room as well like lunges, pushups, jumping jacks, and put that 20-pound purse of yours to work as a weight. There are some great apps with abs workouts etc. that you can download, and I also have a travel Hula-Hoop that I love!

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Mondrian South Beach Gym
Mondrian South Beach Gym

Mondrian South Beach Gym (Photo: Ines Hegedus-Garcia/Flickr)

Which hotels do you love and why?

I love kitschy hotels that have a good vibe. It’s perfect when a place has good energy in the lobby and places to hang out with friends but then quiet hallways and rooms. Honestly though, I’ve spent so much time away from home that a clean room and a comfy bed are all I really ask for — everything else is a bonus.

You must have travel cosmetics?

Of course! I try to pack as light as possible when traveling, so I always think ahead as to what I will be wearing and then pack cosmetics to match numerous outfits. I always pack a few essentials like a bright red lipstick and black eyeliner, makeup-remover wipes, Q-tips, cotton balls, eight-hour cream, and travel sizes of my own face wash and moisturizer for my sensitive skin. One of my favorite tricks is to bring a cooling mask to stick in the hotel’s mini-fridge to help de-puff after long days traveling.

Q Tips
Q Tips

All of the essentials (Photos: Thinkstock)

Most hilarious travel story?

No matter where I am in the world, if I know I’m flying home to London, I get a feeling of excitement like no other. On one particular flight, I flew with my parents and their two dogs, Rocky and Bella. The dogs were given worming medication, which sadly gave them bad stomachs. And unfortunately for me, Rocky pooped all over me during takeoff. Everyone in the cabin was laughing, and I had to spend the next 12 hours covered in spats of dog poo. Thank God my mum overpacks, and I at least got to put on a new pair of sweatpants!

London
London

Kelly loves to travel home to London. (Photo: Thinkstock) 

How intense is your travel schedule over the next six months/past six months?

Although it’s incredibly stressful that I never know where I’m going to be in the world or what the f—- I’ve really signed myself up for, whether it’s a good or bad experience, I always learn something from it and have a story to tell.

What are the five things you bring on a plane?

1. My laptop is a must. I find that sometimes it’s the only time I have in the day to sit and catch up on all of my emails and work.

2. I always pack my travel blanket. It’s nice to have something comfy and familiar on a long flight and my own pillow, because I don’t know where those other travel pillows have been, and they’re touching my face

3. Comfy socks! My feet get cold on the plane after a while so I like to put on thicker socks to stay warm.

4. My emergency sanitary kit, because — ugh — planes can be dirty!

5. Wheat Thins Popped because they are the perfect travel snack, with 10 grams of whole grain, to throw in your bag and munch on throughout the day.

Bonus: Travel toothbrush, because there is nothing worse than getting off a long flight with plane-food breath.

Related: Famous Chefs Reveal Their Favorite Snacks on the Road

Wheat Thins
Wheat Thins

Kelly always travels with Wheat Thins Popped  Photo: theimpulsivebuy/Flickr)

What is your go-to airline and why?

Different airlines are good for different trips; it’s hard to say which ones are better than others.

Carry-on or checked bags?

No matter how hard I try, it always seems to be several of both!

Dream destination?

Somewhere with a nice view.

What luggage do you use?

Whatever bag I find in the cupboard that’s big enough to fit all my crap! I’m not a luggage snob.

Who is the most annoying person you’ve encountered on a plane?

I always get sat next to “the talker” no matter what flight I’m on. By the time we’ve taken off, I’ve heard their whole life story. And actually, my 14-hour flight to Australia, I sat next to a farter, which was pretty bad.

What is your go-to plane outfit and why?

Gone are the days of dressing up for the plane ride. I’m more of a sweatpants kind of girl.

Kelly Osbourne
Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osborne at LAX (Photo: Getty Images)

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