E! is traveling the globe in the new eight episode half-hour series “Party On” which heads to exclusive resorts and gorgeous beaches around the world to soak up the local party scene. Hosted by Emmy-nominated “Bold and the Beautiful” actress and singer Jacqueline M. Wood, each episode will focus on one glamorous location where Jacqui will spend 48 hours checking out the incredible vistas, tasting the delectable cocktails and cuisine, and trying out the often extreme activities that make each destination one-of-a-kind. Along the way, Jacqui will meet celebrities, jetsetters and local legends who will join her two-day adventure and keep the party going as she experiences the best of the best of each hotspot. “Party On” premieres Thursday, December 5th at 10pm EST only on the E! network. Examiner.com had the chance to chat with the newly excited host as she shared her expereince traveling the world, her travel tips, and the different cultures she experienced; read the full interview below:
Examiner: How are you?
"I’m great! I’m fresh off the first season of “Party On” and I’m in detox and exercise mode right now— catching up on much needed rest. Other than that I am fantastic!"
Examiner: How would you describe “Party On” and why should viewers tune in?
“Party On” takes the viewers inside the life they’ve always dreamed about and then some. It’s scary, wild and down right in your face, so get ready! You can expect see the most luxurious party destinations from an insider’s perspective. VIP clubs, beach parties, culture, high- end shopping, you name it, “Party On” has it! I jet set to each location using social media to meet people in the area and along the way. You get see the craziness unfold, an extravagant lifestyle all within a 48 hour non-stop ride. This is next level!"
Examiner: From all the places that you visited, which place intrigued you the most?
"Marrakech is a magical and unique destination. It’s full of intriguing flavor, the smells, the sights; it’s a cocktail of culture. In Marrakech, things look the same from the outside, but if you open an old door you might find a palace behind it! The Riads in Marrakech are breathtaking, truly works of art. The souks are another must-see shopping destination with a medley of kaftans, richly colored rugs, ornate metal tea sets, lanterns, spices and much more."
Examiner: Food is different all over the world, which place had the best appetizing food and the least appetizing food?
"In Sardinia, Italy you go with the flow, the food flow, that is. Cheese, pasta, olive oil, wine, pastries and espressos are a must. Sardinia is a place to indulge, take your time and enjoy. I’ve had the chance to experience good and bad food all over the world. Sardinia is one of my favorites and I also love Marrakech, Morocco. In Marrakech, the combination of French cuisine infused with Moroccan Spices will definitely stimulate your taste buds. I loved the food in Hvar, Croatia, but I have to say tasting their delicacy was something I don’t think I will be trying again. I tried Dormouse, a small rodent. Enough said."
Examiner: When you’re traveling and dealing with the airlines, what are some helpful travel tips that you’ve learned along the way?
"I’ve learned a few things from my experience as the host of E!’s travel show, “Party On,” you can check it out on my blog. Traveling internationally can be very exciting but also nerve racking. Before you leave the house make sure your cell phone is fully charged and that you have an adapter. Also, have your Passport, ID, credit card and cash tucked away with you. Not too tucked away, but just enough where no one can reach for it, but easy for you to get if you are in a rush to your gate. Always double check your gate number and your fight time before you head in that direction, even if it is displayed on your ticket. Most of us seasoned travelers have made that potentially costly mistake once in our greener years. Finding yourself at the other end of the airport only to be told your plane changed gates, yikes!"
Examiner: What is the key to avoid over packing, especially when traveling during the holiday season?
"Planning for every possibility means you'll end up with an overstuffed bag full of wrinkled clothes or extra checked baggage that can be costly. You need to focus on the essentials. Start packing one to two weeks out. Don't put everything in your suitcase, but take a corner of your room and role your items you want to bring. Put them in order from casual to dressy. Then, color coordinate your choices. If you have mismatches or too many dress options, start to detract. There’s nothing sillier than packing a dress you will never wear or a top that goes with nothing. Just tell yourself: “no I do not need to bring my chunky oversized thigh-high boots to an island,” make sense?"
Examiner: What is the one thing that people neglect/forget the most when traveling?
"Changing their phone to an international plan and turning the data off is one of the things I think people most often forget. You can use your data from time to time if there's no WiFi, but I’d say only do it for an hour a day at the most. If you don’t change your cell phone plan and turn your data off, expect an astronomical bill."
Examiner: How does “Party On” compare to other travel shows?
“Party On” is a show where the viewers come with me for the ride. They get an inside look at the craziness that unfolds in a 48 hour time period. Unlike other travel shows, I connect with my fans along the way using social media and reach out to locals to discover the best places to visit in each country."
Examiner: Which celebrity has the coolest vacation hot spot?
"Dean and Dan Caten the famous DSQUARED designers have the most incredible villa near the Mykonos harbor. Known for their fun parties, DSQUARED’s villa can be relaxing by day with a pool that overlooks stunning views or it can be turned into a fierce club at night."
Examiner: For the younger generation which place is the ideal ‘party’ scene?
"Ibiza, Hvar and Mykonos are loved by all and are my ideal party destinations. When visiting Ibiza prepare to not sleep and watch world famous DJ’s spin all day and all night. Hvar gets crazy, non-stop beach parties, good vibes with beautiful people everywhere. Mykonos has an incredible party scene that is combined with the flair of the Greek Islands. Expect to party hard in these destinations!"
Examiner: What will surprise viewers the most when they tune into “Party On?”
"Viewers will be surprised to see how much we pack into a 48 hour trip! From riding motorcycles, to bungee jumping and tasting local cuisine, I’m exhausted just thinking about everything we saw and did."
Examiner: Lastly, what can your fans expect from you in the near future?
"Fans can expect to go on an incredible ride with me to some of the most exotic and exclusive destinations. They will really get to know me as I face my fears of trying local cuisine to jumping off bridges. What you see if what you get, my personality really comes through and I’m looking forward to embarking on this crazy ride with them."