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

Chris Owen
Chris Owen

Name: Chris Owen

Occupation: Travel Writer

Hometown: Overland Park Kansas

Residence: Orlando, Florida

Website: ChrisCruises.net

Twitter: @OrlandoChris

Facebook: /ChrisCruises

Pinterest: /chriscruises

YouTube: /ChrisCruises

Short Bio: Chris Owen is a travel writer from Orlando Florida charged with sharing frank, inside information about cruise vacations with travelers

How often do you fly: 2-3 times a month

How many countries have you been to: 24

How many continents have you been to: 4

Favorite American city: Winter Park, Florida

Favorite international city: Venice, Italy

Least favorite country: Germany

Favorite World Heritage Site: Orkney

Favorite airline: United

Favorite aircraft type: 767-400 but reserving this space for 787 some day

Aisle or window: Aisle

Favorite airport lounge: Delta Amsterdam

Favorite U.S. airport: MCI

Favorite international airport: MIA

Favorite hotel: Epic Miami

Do you unpack into the dresser/closet? Or live out of your suitcase? Unpack

Favorite cruise line: Princess Cruises

Favorite island: St Barts/St Barths

Favorite fancy restaurant: Capitol Grille

Favorite hole in the wall: Welcome Home Restaurant

Favorite fruit: Apple (works for computer too)

Favorite food: Cookies

Least favorite food: Caviar

Drink of choice (In the air and on the ground): Heineken

Favorite travel movie(s): Star Trek (any movie)

Favorite travel show(s): Anything with National Geographic in the title

Favorite travel book(s): The Road Less Traveled

Top 3 favorite travel newsletters/magazines/blogs: Gadling, AirfareWatchdog, Johnny Jet (no, really)

Favorite travel website(s) – besides JohnnyJet.com, of course!: Gadling, Jaunted, Lonely Planet

Five things you bring on a plane: Hand Sanitizer, Headphones, iPhone, iPad with movies, Water

What do you always seem to forget: Scotch tape, unbelievably useful

What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport duty free store? Cologne

Favorite travel iPhone app(s): TripIt Pro, GoGo, Passbook, Dark Sky, Boingo WiFi Finder

Most embarrassing travel moment: Being ‘the navigator’ while flying with my dad in his plane on a plan filed for Las Vegas, Nevada and ending up in Las Vegas, New Mexico

 Worst travel moment: 47 hour flight from EWR to CDG

What’s your dream destination: Egypt

Favorite travel charity: Make A Wish

Best travel tip: Don’t sweat the small stuff


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