Amber Mac

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: Amber Mac

Occupation: Social media author/speaker/broadcaster

Hometown: Charlottetown, PEI

Residence:  Toronto, ON


Twitter: @AmberMac


GooglePlus: AmberMac

Bio: Amber Mac is a technology host, journalist, and strategist. She writes a column for Fast Company, The Globe & Mail, American Express Open Forum, among other outlets.  She also works as a national television host with CTV.  In June 2010, Amber launched her first book about how to use social media to build your brand.  Power Friending was published by Portfolio/Penguin in New York (Globe & Mail Best Seller.).

Amber currently manages a new media company called MGImedia. Her clients include world- renowned speaker Tony Robbins, American Dental Association, Discovery Channel, Microsoft, Canada Goose, She has been speaking professionally for more than five years, presenting to audiences ranging from 30 to 3000 people locally and internationally

How often do you fly? In 2011, I took about 60 flights.

How many countries have you been to?  About 25

How many continents have you been to?   5

Favorite American city? Delray Beach, Florida

Favorite international city? Tokyo, Japan

Least favorite country? I haven’t been there yet!

Favorite airline? Air Canada

Favorite aircraft type? Embraer 190

Aisle or window?  Aisle

Favorite airport lounge?  Toronto Pearson International Air Canada Lounge

Favorite U.S. airport?   Detroit, Michigan

Favorite international airport?  Sydney, Australia

Favorite hotel?  The Biltmore, Santa Barbara

Favorite cruise line? Don’t like cruises

Favorite island? Barbados

Favorite fancy restaurant?  Mama’s Fish House, Maui (well, not too

fancy, but I love it!)

Five things you bring on a plane?  iPad, noise-cancelling headphones, snacks, water, blanket

What do you always seem to forget? All of the above

Favorite travel iPhone app(s): Starbucks

Most embarrassing/worst travel moment: Flying to Australia for a quick 48-hour trip

What’s your dream destination?  Beach + Wi-Fi anywhere

Best travel tip:  Pack light.

Johnny Jet

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