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.
Name: Rachel Sales
Occupation: Co-Founder of Pink Pangea, the community for women travelers
Hometown: New York City
Residence: Tel Aviv
College: Columbia University
College major: English Literature and Creative Writing
Facebook: Pink Pangea
Pinterest: Pink Pangea
Short bio: Rachel Sales is the co-founder and editor of Pink Pangea, the community for women travelers. Before launching Pink Pangea, Rachel lived in New York and worked in tourism. Rachel holds a B.A. in English literature and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Columbia University. Rachel currently lives in Tel Aviv, Israel with her husband, Ben.
Languages spoken: English, Hebrew.
How often do you fly? Six times a year.
Earliest travel memory: Waking up in the middle of the night while camping out with my family in Iceland in order to feed my Tamagotchi.
Favorite American city: New York City.
Favorite international city: Tel Aviv.
Favorite airline: Aerosvit—until they went out of business. Oh well!
Aisle or window: Window.
Favorite U.S. airport: JFK.
Favorite international airport: Charles De Gaulle—I love putting on all the free makeup!
Favorite beach: Jaco, Costa Rica.
Favorite fancy restaurant: Lula by Darna in Panama City.
Favorite hole-in-the-wall: 24 Rupee in Tel Aviv.
Favorite bar: Russian Samovar in Manhattan.
Favorite fruit: Persimmon.
Favorite food: Lox and bagels.
Drink of choice (in the air and on the ground): Coke Zero.
Favorite travel book(s): “The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost” by Rachel Friedman.
Right now I am reading: “Little Failure” by Gary Shteyngart.
Top 3 favorite travel newsletters/magazines/blogs: PinkPangea.com, LonelyPlanet.com, Journeywoman.com.
Favorite travel website(s)—besides JohnnyJet.com, of course! PinkPangea.com.
5 things you bring on a plane: iPhone, headphones, sweatshirt, book, magazine.
What do you like least about travel? Having to go home eventually!
What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport Duty Free store? Perfume.
Favorite travel app(s): Google Maps.
Worst travel moment: Getting food poisoning on my honeymoon!
What’s your dream destination? Riga, Latvia.
Best travel tip: Let go and enjoy! It’s all an adventure!