Travel Style: Gil Antolin

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.

Gil Antolin

Gil Antolin

Name: Gil Antolin

Occupation: Luxury Travel Marketing / Travel Agency

Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA


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How often do you fly? Once a month.

How many countries have you been to? 35

How many continents have you been to? 5

Earliest travel memory: Disneyland.

Favorite American city: Miami.

Favorite international city: Granada, Spain.

Least favorite country: n/a.             

Country with the meanest immigration officers: China.

Favorite World Heritage Site: Chichen Itza.

Favorite airline: Virgin.

Favorite aircraft type: G600.

Aisle or window: Aisle.

Favorite airport lounge: No preference.

Favorite U.S. airport: John Wayne.

Favorite international airport: Amsterdam.

Favorite hotel: Cosmopolitan—Vegas.

Favorite cruise line: Celebrity.

Favorite travel credit card: Chase Sapphire Preferred.

Favorite island: Harbour Island Bahamas.

Favorite beach: Pink Sand Beach—Harbor Island Bahamas.

Favorite fancy restaurant: Ruths Chris.                     

Favorite hole-in-the-wall: Fish taco place in Cabo San Lucas…can’t think of the name.

Favorite bar: Press Lounge—Manhattan.

Favorite fruit: Passion—the ones in Uganda, Africa.

Favorite food: Impossible question because I love everything.           

Least favorite food: Mussels.     

Drink of choice (in the air and on the ground): Goose and tonic.

Favorite travel movie(s): Indian Jones, any of them.

Favorite travel show(s): No Reservations.

Favorite travel book(s): “1,000 Places to See Before You Die.”

Right now I am reading: “The Laws of Success by Napoleon Hill.”

Top 3 favorite travel newsletters/magazines/blogs: Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure & Johnny Jet of course.

5 things you bring on a plane: Laptop, earphone, pillow, water, cellphone.

What do you always seem to forget? Earphones, books.

What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport Duty Free store? Cologne.

Most embarrassing travel moment: Lol…getting caught in a hotel Jacuzzi…

Worst travel moment: Being stuck on a runway in Washington D.C. for 4 hours with no air conditioning.

What’s your dream destination? So tough. Bora Bora, New Zealand, Santorini.         

Favorite travel charity: International Rescue Committee.

Best travel tip: Enjoy the moment. A few times throughout the trip stop everything you are doing, close your eyes, take a deep breath and take it all in. I come back to these moments when I return home, and life gets hectic. They are priceless.

Johnny Jet

About the Author

Johnny Jet
I used to be afraid to fly and at times even leave the house! I conquered my fear (long story) and now I travel to 20+ countries a year sharing my firsthand knowledge, tips and deals with friends, family and readers. Please sign up to our free newsletters and tell your friends!

1 Comment on "Travel Style: Gil Antolin"

  1. Fine story. Interesting man!

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