Short bio: Broadcaster, podcaster, tech pundit. Founder, TWiT Netcast Network. The Tech Guy on the Premiere radio network Broadcaster, podcaster, tech pundit.
Hometown: NYC/Rhode Island
Residence: Petaluma, CA
College major: Chinese
How are you doing with quarantine? Making a lot of crumpets
Earliest travel memory: Taking the S.S. United States across the Atlantic
How many countries have you been to? 54
How many continents have you been to? 6
Favorite American city: New Orleans
Favorite international city: Paris
Friendliest people in the world: Anywhere in the Middle East
Country with the meanest immigration officers: Canada
I have no desire to go to: I want to go everywhere
Favorite airline: SAS
Favorite aircraft type: 747
Sat next to any famous celebs: Nope
Favorite U.S. airport: SFO T2
Favorite international airport: AMS
Favorite airport lounge: Delta Club at JFK
Favorite hotel: Hotel Du Jeu De Paume
Favorite island: Would’ve been Palawan
Favorite beach: Bondi Beach
Favorite restaurant: Joel Robuchon in Vegas
Favorite fruit: Blueberries
Favorite food: Baked foods
Favorite dessert: Strawberry rhubarb pie
Craziest thing you’ve eaten: Pigs ear in Paris
Drink of choice (in the air and on the ground): Orange Crush
Favorite travel movie(s): Two for the Road
Favorite travel book(s): Shantaram
5 travel gadgets in your bag: See video at 34:28
5 travel apps you use the most: TripIt Pro and (see video at 39:00)
What do you always seem to forget? Glasses once
Worst travel moment: Arriving at Dubai Airport a day late for my Cathay Pacific flight
Most embarrassing travel moment: Short circuited a hotel twice
What’s your dream destination? African safari
Best travel tip: Bring your smart phone with you
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