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: Beth D’Addono
Occupation: Freelance food and travel writer
Hometown: Freeport, NY
Residence: New Orleans
LinkedIn: Beth D’Addono
Instagram: Beth D’Addono
Short Bio: A freelance journalist since 1990, I write about travel, food, lifestyle and interesting people with stories to tell for outlets including USAToday.com, AAA Traveler, Wells Fargo Conversations, the Boston Globe, Newsday, Philadelphia Daily News, Taste, Jewish Exponent and others.
How often do you fly: 1-2 trips per month
How many countries have you been to: 59
How many continents have you been to: 5
Favorite American city: New Orleans
Favorite international city: Vientiane
Least favorite country: I haven’t been there yet
Country with the meanest immigration officers: Strangely enough I had a dust up with a Canadian officer – didn’t expect that.
Favorite World Heritage Site: Khajuraho,
Favorite airline: Singapore
Favorite aircraft type: Anything Virgin flies
Aisle or window: Aisle
Favorite airport lounge: THAI’s Royal Orchid Lounge in Bangkok
Favorite U.S. airport: PSP Palm Springs International
Favorite international airport: Singapore Changi Airport
Favorite hotel: Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay
Favorite cruise line: Crystal Cruises
Favorite travel credit card: Master Card
Favorite island: Sicily
Favorite beach: Laughing Bird Caye, Belize
Favorite fancy restaurant: Restaurant August, New Orleans
Favorite hole in the wall: Liuzza’s by the Track, New Orleans
Favorite fruit: South Carolina peaches
Favorite food: Vietnamese
Least favorite food: Eggs
Drink of choice (In the air and on the ground): Dirty martini
Favorite travel movie(s): Thelma and Louise
Favorite travel show(s): Full Circle with Michael Palin
Favorite travel book(s): The Nomad, The Diaries of Isabelle Eberhardt
Right now I am reading: Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
Top 3 favorite travel newsletters/magazines/blogs: Roadsandkingdoms.com, NY Times & LA Times Travel Sections
Favorite travel website(s) – besides JohnnyJet.com, of course!: Virtuosolife.com
Five things you bring on a plane: Book, reader, laptop, cozy sweater, magazines I need to catch up on
What do you always seem to forget: Pillow
What do you like least about travel? Cancelled flights
What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport duty free store? Grey Goose vodka
Favorite travel app(s): Roadside America
Most embarrassing travel moment: Not understanding squat toilet in Paris jazz bar on my first trip to Europe
Worst travel moment: Throwing up during take off
What’s your dream destination: All of the places I haven’t been
Favorite travel charity: Clicabroad.org
Best travel tip: Embrace the possibilities, celebrate the differences, enjoy the moment
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