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.

Amanda Pressner

Name: Amanda Pressner

Occupation: Digital Director, MensFitness.com

Hometown: Tampa, Florida

Residence: New York City, baby!

Website: LostGirlsWorld

Twitter: @lostgirlsworld

Facebook: LostGirlsWorld

Pinterest: LostGirlsWorld

YouTube: LostGirlsWorld

Short Bio: Amanda Pressner is co-author of The Lost Girls: Three Friends. Four Continents. One Unconventional Detour Around the World. She and her fellow writers (besties Jen Baggett and Holly Corbett Bristol) were recently tapped by the Travel Channel to launch a webisode series about life-changing getaways.

How often do you fly: About one per month

How many countries have you been to: 30+ – I need to actually count!

How many continents have you been to: Six

Favorite American city: New York City

Favorite international city: Sydney, Bangkok

Least favorite country: None—but I need to visit Vietnam again to get a better impression of it.

Favorite World Heritage Site: The entire town of Luang Prubang

Favorite airline: Virgin America for domestic, any flight when I can score business class for trips abroad

Aisle or window: I’ve graduated to aisle after a lifetime of being a window girl

Favorite U.S. airport: San Francisco

Favorite international airport: Changi in Singapore—but I’ve only read about it and researched it for articles!

Favorite hotel: Any and all of the Orient Express properties

Favorite cruise line: Haven’t done too many cruises! I loved the Oasis of the Seas ship though…

Favorite island: The islands off the coast of Panama, near Bocas del Toros

Favorite fancy restaurant: Its not exactly fancy, but I loved Foreign Cinema in San Francisco.

Favorite hole in the wall: Coppelia latin diner in New York City

Favorite fruit: Mango

Favorite food: Truffle fries

Least favorite food: Clams

Drink of choice (In the air and on the ground): Kettle One martini with a twist

Favorite travel movie(s): I don’t have one!

Favorite travel show(s): No Reservations

Favorite travel book(s): Maiden Voyage by Tanya Aebi, Travels by Michael Crichton

Right now I am reading: Into Thin Air

Five things you bring on a plane: Laptop, iPhone, InStyle and/or celebrity magazine, Combos, socks

What do you always seem to forget: My chargers

Favorite travel iPhone app(s):  Camera+ (amazing images!!)

Most embarrassing/worst travel moment: Screaming at cab drivers publicly in many cities worldwide.

What’s your dream destination: Sailing either the south South Pacific or Caribbean islands with a group of friends on a luxury catamaran

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

Best travel tip: Try to finish up your work before you leave!


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