Shawn KalletShawn Kallet, Digital Media Sales Executive
Why he's our Tastemaker: Shawn offers Galavante readers a look into his extensive collection of favorite New York City bars and restaurants, which he’s curated in the 11 years he’s lived here. Before moving to New York, Shawn lived in Los Angeles and Colorado. Although he loves the city, Shawn likes to escape with his wife, Amanda, as much as possible. They recently spent their honeymoon in Paris, the Amalfi Coast and the Greek Islands. Shawn works hard as a digital media sales executive and likes to take relaxing vacations to disconnect and recharge. When he’s not traveling, Shawn, a former college hockey player, enjoys playing competitively in mens league, keeping a wine fridge stocked with reds that change by the season, and advising startups and non-profits in his spare time.
Number of countries traveled to: 10
Business and Leisure Trips Annually: 25-30
Favorite Places: Amalfi Coast, New Orleans and Montauk
Travel Philosophy: Make the most of the time you have.
My Ideal Vacation: My ideal vacation is at a quiet resort that’s high end but low key, involves sleeping in, lots of time in the ocean, reading on the beach, and great meals with plenty of wine.
Travel Tip: Find the right customer loyalty programs that have what you care about and stick to them. My personal favorites are the Starwood Preferred Guest program and any benefits from the American Express platinum card.