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.

Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Name: Carole Terwilliger Meyers

 Occupation: Travel Writer/Blogger/Publisher

 Hometown: San Francisco, California

Residence: Berkeley, California

Website: Travels With CaroleCarol T. Meyers

Twitter: @traveluv

Facebook: /travelswithcarole

Pinterest: /caroletmeyers

YouTube: /traveluv

Short Bio: Carole is the author of 17 books, including MILES OF SMILES: 101 GREAT CAR GAMES & ACTIVITIES and WEEKEND ADVENTURES IN SAN FRANCISCO & NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, and 4 blogs: Weekend Adventures UpdateTravels With Carole, Web Cam Traveler, and  Caught on the Web. She was also an extra in Mick Jagger’s “Visions of Paradise” music video.

How often do you fly: Approximately 5 times/year

How many countries have you been to: 39

How many continents have you been to: 5

Favorite American city: New York

Favorite international city: London

Least favorite country: Turkey

Favorite World Heritage Site: This is a difficult one, but I’ll go with the most recent one– Chichén Itzá in Mexico

Favorite airline: Emirates

Favorite aircraft type: 777

Aisle or window: Window

Favorite airport lounge: Emirates in Dubai

Favorite U.S. airport: L.A.

Favorite international airport: Munich, because of having an airport brewery

Favorite hotel: Westin St. Francis, San Francisco

Favorite cruise line: The defunct American Hawaii Cruises

Favorite island: Kauai, Hawaii

Favorite fancy restaurant: The dining room at Amberley Castle in England

Favorite hole in the wall: Vik’s, Berkeley, California

Favorite fruit: A perfectly ripe peach

Favorite food: This is difficult!  Maybe a hamburger?

Least favorite food: Raisins

Drink of choice (In the air and on the ground) Icy cold beer

Favorite travel movie(s): Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Favorite travel show(s): National Geographic

Favorite travel book(s): Moon series

Right now I am reading: Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott

Top 3 favorite travel newsletters/magazines: Islands, Passport Newsletter, Yummy Report

Favorite travel website(s) – besides JohnnyJet.com, of course!: Web Cam Traveler

Five things you bring on a plane: Nose spray, neosporin, air ionizer necklace, snack, magazine

What do you always seem to forget: Enough snacks

What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport duty free store? English or Swiss milk chocolate

Favorite travel iPhone app(s): Bird Songs

Most embarrassing/worst travel moment: When I lost my daughter’s passport—it’s a very long story.

What’s your dream destination: An African safari

Favorite travel charity: Travel photographer Alison Wright’s Charity Faces of Hope

Best travel tip:  Just do it


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