Cruising with Dani Campbell
Propelled to fame by her part in MTV’s “A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila,” Fort Lauderdale-based firefighter Dani Campbell talks to GPS about scampering on board Sweet’s women’s Caribbean cruise, her new clothing line, and the search for a First Mate.
AM: You’ll be on Sweet’s inaugural women’s Cruise to the Caribbean along with 1900 other lucky passengers, what are you most looking forward to about the cruise?
DC: Can you believe I have never been on a cruise!! I am looking forward to EVERYTHING! I guess if I had to pick one thing, it would be the joy of not having to worry about working. My second pick would be the awesome places we will be visiting. I just plan on relaxing and not having an agenda.
AM: Are you particularly looking forward to any specific port of call (Belize, Roatan, Costa Maya, Cozumel)?
DC: I'm looking forward to all of the set destinations Sweet has planned. Cozumel will be cool though since it is an island. I hope to charter a boat and go fishing off of their beautiful reefs. Belize will also be of certain interest since it's where my mom went for her honeymoon about 15 years ago.
AM: It’s your turn to look for love when you’re on the cruise (One lucky lady will win a date with Dani during the cruise). What qualities will you be looking for in your First Mate?
DC: My plan is to just meet people who are genuine and real. My expectations are not set for love, but you never know!
AM: Where was your best ever vacation?
DC: My best vacation was probably when I was filming A Shot at Love in Mexico. We did a lot of cool things and I didn't have to pay for anything! We went zip-lining, ate at awesome restaurants, stayed in a beautiful hotel called Me, and also got to swim with dolphins.
AM: You’ve starting up your own clothing line, pinkboybluegirl. Will you be modeling any prototypes on board?
DC: We currently offer our clothing at pinkboybluegirl. I decided not to set up a booth on this particular venture for the simple fact that I just want to disconnect from all work related issues. I don't want any stress or obligations on this trip. It’s all about fun in the sun this time. I'm sure you will find me sporting some of my clothing throughout the trip.
AM: Where are your favorite places to hang out in Fort Lauderdale?
DC: My typical night out usually consists of a delicious meal at one of the many amazing restaurants we have and then an upscale bar or lounge. Some of my favorite restaurants are Bova, Sushi Za, the Cheesecake Factory, Houston's and Yolo just to name a few. My hangouts in Ft Laud are Blue Martini, the W Hotel, the Living Room, Automatic Slims and New Moon. As you can see I don't just confine myself to gay only establishments. I luckily live in an area, and era, that is very gay friendly when compared to our past. I can enjoy myself just about anywhere.
Dani will be on Sweet's Caribbean cruise out of New Orleans, calling at Roatan, Costa Maya, Cozumel, and Belize City, November 8-15, 2009 (DiscoverSweet.com).