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: Cheryl Cagle
Occupation: Hospitality and Logistics (VP Client Services at Além International)
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Residence: Atlanta, GA
College: University of Georgia
College major: Journalism
Facebook: Cheryl Elizabeth Cagle
Short bio: An Atlanta native, Cheryl has extensive experience in a wide variety of nationally recognized events, while she specializes in Torchbearer programs for Olympic Torch Relays. Cheryl has planned, managed and executed torchbearer programs for three Olympic Torch Relays as well as supported sponsor operations in every Relay since 1996.
Cheryl is also an integral part of Além’s corporate business unit and has planned and managed product launches, hospitality programs, incentive trips, sales meetings, training meetings, press events, consumer events, trade shows and other events for the automotive industry.
She is known as a strong motivator that cares about people and consistently produces exceptional results. Cheryl frequently works with press, VIPs and senior executives for several luxury automotive manufacturers.
How often do you fly? I fly around 175-200k miles per year.
How many countries have you been to? Around 50.
How many continents have you been to? 6 just missing Antarctica.
Earliest travel memory: I didn’t start traveling until after I graduated from high school. I have since made up for my late start.
Favorite American city: San Francisco is my favorite large city, Cheyenne, Wyoming is my favorite small town city.
Favorite international city: London is my favorite large international city but I do love Reykjavik.
Least favorite country: That’s a tough question. Every country is unique so I love traveling to new place and meeting the people and getting to know their culture. I would never hurt the people that I met there by saying their country was my least favorite.
Country with the meanest immigration officers: Canada by far!
Favorite World Heritage Site: Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay.
Favorite airline: Delta Air Lines.
Favorite aircraft type: 777.
Aisle or window: Aisle always ! I like being close to the window.
Favorite airport lounge: London Heathrow Sky Club.
Favorite U.S. airport: Atlanta—there is no place like home.
Favorite international airport: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
Favorite hotel: The Pezula Hotel in Knysna, South Africa—International. Deer Valley Montage—USA.
Favorite cruise line: SeaDream.
Favorite travel credit card: Delta Platinum AMEX.
Favorite island: Lizard Island in the Great Barrier Reef.
Favorite beach: Cape Sans Blas, Florida.
Favorite fancy restaurant: Restaurant Eugene’s in Atlanta although it is not that fancy!
Favorite hole-in-the-wall: Pure Lotus in Beijing (although it is not a hole-in-the-wall).
Favorite bar: Not a big drinker. I’ve found that I travel better by limiting alcoholic beverages.
Favorite fruit: Blueberries.
Favorite food: Farm fresh.
Least favorite food: Beef (I am a vegetarian).
Drink of choice (in the air and on the ground): Sparkling water with a twist of lime.
Favorite travel movie(s): Somewhere in Time—I love the idea of time travel.
Favorite travel show(s): No Reservations.
Favorite travel book(s): Lonely Planet.
Right now I am reading: “Meeting Miss Irby” by Joshua Irby.
Top 3 favorite travel newsletters/magazines/blogs: Travel + Leisure, National Geographic Traveler and Condé Nast Traveler.
Favorite travel website(s)—besides JohnnyJet.com, of course! Johnny.Jet is my favorite!
5 things you bring on a plane: Depends on how long a flight. If it is a long flight, lip balm, tooth brush & paste, pashmina, ear buds and soft socks. Short flights are easy, just my laptop will keep me busy.
What do you always seem to forget? Cash.
What do you like least about travel? I try not to focus on the negative things that surround travel but my least favorite is the inconsistency in the TSA from one airport to the next.
What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport Duty Free store? Moisturizers are always good to have when you travel a lot.
Favorite travel app(s): Depends on what city I am traveling to but Google Maps is always great when trying to find your way.
Most embarrassing travel moment: When I brought my husband’s passport to the airport with me instead of my own and handed it over to the ticket agent as if it was mine. She asked if I had had a sex change J. I had to go back home and get my own but still made my flight but just barely.
Worst travel moment: When my Rolex watch broke during security and I didn’t notice it until I got to the gate. The good news is that I went back and it was still lying on the floor in security where I dropped it.
What’s your dream destination? Antarctica since I have never been there, close second is Greenland.
Favorite travel charity: No specific favorite.
Best travel tip: Stay calm and always be kind!
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