Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without.
Occupation: Travel Writer/Author, Dancer
Hometown: Port Coquitlam, Canada
Residence: Vancouver, Canada
Short Bio: Travel writer and Author of Dancing Through History: In Search of the Stories that Define Canada. I’m also a professional Polynesian dancer.
How often do you fly: Once a month
How many countries have you been to: 20
How many continents have you been to: 4
Favorite American city: San Francisco
Favorite international city: Paris
Favorite World Heritage Site: Petra (Jordan)
Favorite airline: WestJet
Aisle or window: Aisle (I drink enough water per flight to swim overseas!)
Favorite international airport: Schiphol (Amsterdam)
Favorite hotel: Feynan Ecolodge, Jordan
Favorite cruise line: Adventure Canada (www.adventurecanada.com)
Favorite island: Cape Breton Island (although there’s a causeway connecting it to Nova Scotia now)
Favorite fancy restaurant: Hoshinoya (Kyoto, Japan)
Favorite out-of-the-way restaurant: Wild Caraway (Nova Scotia)
Favorite fruit: Blueberries
Favorite food: Chocolate or ice cream, or both at the same time
Least favorite food: Meat
Drink of choice (In the air and on the ground): Water, room temperature or boiled with a slice of lemon (I’m like an old lady)
Favorite travel movie(s): Lost in Translation, The Motorcycle Diaries, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Koyaanisqatsi
Right now I am reading: The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
Favorite travel magazine: Up Here (covering northern Canada)
Five things you bring on a plane: A water bottle, headphones, chap stick, hand lotion and patience
What do you always seem to forget: My toothbrush!
What’s your dream destination: Antarctica
Favorite travel non-profit: The International Ecotourism Society (TIES)
Best travel tip: Don’t panic.