The VIP Lounge: Chris Soules


After being eliminated in season 10 of ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” Chris Soules, a farmer from Iowa, was chosen to star in last season’s “The Bachelor” — where he found love and proposed to a nurse from Chicago. (Alas, the relationship ended and Soules is single again.) Then he was a contestant on this past season’s “Dancing With the Stars.” Soules, 33, said he enjoyed learning to dance so much that he’s keeping at it, bringing his newly acquired skills to the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly on July 23-25 for three “Ballroom With a Twist” performances that will include other past “Dancing” participants. A history buff, Soules is looking forward to spending time in Boston and meeting up with a fellow former “Bachelorette” contestant, Bostonian Dylan Petitt. We caught up with “Prince Farming” to talk about all things travel.

Favorite vacation spot? Grand Cayman Island, because the weather is always perfect, the beaches are beautiful, there are great restaurants, the people are nice. . . . I can’t wait to go back.


Favorite food or drink while vacationing? Favorite drink is always whiskey, and for food, I usually go to tropical locations, so I like to get fresh seafood.

Where would you like to travel to but haven’t? Dublin. I love the Irish culture and it looks like a beautiful country. My sister recently moved there with her husband and my two nieces.

One item you can’t leave home without when traveling? My credit card.

Aisle or window? Aisle. I like to have a few cocktails on a flight and it’s easier to get to the bathroom from the aisle.

Favorite childhood travel memory? We didn’t go on too many vacations, but I think my favorite memory is going fishing with my dad and some family friends in Canada.

Guilty pleasure when traveling? Eating and drinking too much.


Best travel tip? I always try to buy something special that I can bring home to remind me of every place I go.