Travel Style: Porter Gale

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Porter GaleName: Porter Gale

Occupation: Marketing expert and author of Your Network Is Your Net Worth

Hometown: Wayzata, Minnesota

Residence: San Francisco, California

Website: portergale.com

Twitter: @portergale

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Portergale

YouTube: Porter Gale

Short Bio: Porter Gale is an internationally known speaker and consultant with over 20 years of experience working in marketing, advertising and independent filmmaking. Her first book Your Network Is Your Net Worth is being published by Simon & Schuster in 2013.  From 2007 to 2011, Porter was Vice President of Marketing at Virgin America. Prior to Virgin America, Porter was a consultant and held the post of General Manager at Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners San Francisco. She was awarded the Changing The Game Award, by The Advertising Women of New York (AWNY), was on AdAge’s Digital Hotlist, iMedia Top 25-Digital Marketers and named a Digital Passionista by The Huffington Post. She lives with her daughter in San Francisco. She is also a blogger for AdAge and The Huffington Post.

How often do you fly: 5+ times a month

How many countries have you been to: 50+

How many continents have you been to: 4

Favorite American city: New York City, New York

Favorite international city: Paris, France

Least favorite country: I can find something good about any place I visit.

Favorite World Heritage Site: Redwood National and State Park

Favorite airline: Virgin America

Favorite aircraft type: Airbus 380

Aisle or window: Window

Favorite airport lounge: Virgin Atlantic Heathrow

Favorite U.S. airport: San Francisco Terminal 2

Favorite hotel: Capella, Los Cabos

Favorite cruise line: Disney Wonder (my daugher’s dream trip)

Favorite island: Eustatia, British Virgin Islands

Favorite fancy restaurant: Michael Mina – San Francisco, CA

Favorite hole in the wall: Sol Food, – San Rafael, CA

Favorite fruit: Mango

Favorite food: Chocolate

Least favorite food:  Liver

Drink of choice (In the air and on the ground): Water

Favorite travel movie(s): Hangover

Favorite travel show(s): The Amazing Race

Favorite travel book(s): A Year In Provence, by Peter Mayle

Right now I am reading: I’m proofreading the last verion of my book: Your Network Is Your Net Worth

Top 3 favorite travel newsletters/magazines: Travel & Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler

Favorite travel website(s) – besides JohnnyJet.com, of course!: petergreenberg.com

Five things you bring on a plane: Headphones, Book, iPad, Jacket, Pen/Notepad

What do you always seem to forget: Chocolate

What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport duty free store? Hermes Scarf

Favorite travel iPhone app(s): UBER

Most embarrassing travel moment: Arriving at the wrong NYC-based airport for a flight

Worst travel moment: Using the “port-a-potties” on Mt. Kilimanjaro

What’s your dream destination: India

Favorite travel charity: Kiva.org (Global Loans)

Best travel tip: Talk to your seatmates… you will hear incredible stories

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