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: Everett Potter
Hometown: Lexington, Massachusetts
Residence: Pelham, New York
Facebook: Everett Potter’s Travel Report
Short Bio: EVERETT POTTER is the editor and publisher of Everett Potter’s Travel Report (www.everettpotter.com), an online magazine that The Wall Street Journal has called “a terrific mix of profiles and interviews, all designed to make the best use of your travel budget.” He is a frequent contributor to Travel + Leisure, National Geographic Traveler, New York Magazine, Virtuoso Life, Forbes Life, The Daily, Four Seasons Magazine, as well as a contributing editor to Ski Magazine. A former columnist for The New York Times Syndicate, Smart Money, and USA Weekend, he has received four Lowell Thomas Awards for his journalism. He sits on the board of the Adventure Travel Trade Association and is past president of New York Travel Writers Association.
How often do you fly: A couple of times a month
How many countries have you been to: 60 plus
How many continents have you been to: 5
Favorite American city: New York City
Favorite international city: Paris
Least favorite country: Bahamas
Favorite World Heritage Site: Lavaux Region, Lake Geneva, Switzerland
Favorite airline: Korean
Favorite aircraft type: A320 (JetBlue)
Aisle or window: Window
Favorite airport lounge: Virgin JFK
Favorite U.S. airport: Portland, ME – small, inviting and efficient
Favorite international airport: Zurich, Switzerland
Favorite hotel: I happen to like Fairmont
Favorite cruise line: Cunard
Favorite island: Necker
Favorite fancy restaurant: Six89, Carbondale, CO
Favorite hole in the wall: Resi’s Beer Stube, Chicago, IL
Favorite fruit: bananas
Favorite food: sushi
Least favorite food: Anything requiring a lengthy explanation that also includes foam
Drink of choice (In the air and on the ground) sparkling water
Favorite travel movie(s): North by Northwest
Favorite travel show(s): Yours, of course!
Favorite travel book(s): Theroux’s “The Great Railway Bazaar,” his first and still his best
Right now I am reading: “Faceless Killers” by Henning Mankel
Five things you bring on a plane: fleece, earplugs, Clif Bar, iPod, eyemask
What do you always seem to forget: food from a local deli at home, forcing me to buy a tasteless sandwich at airport to avoid inedible airline food
Favorite travel iPhone app(s): Google map
Most embarrassing/worst travel moment: getting stopped at US customs with a banana in my backpack – a greenhorn moment after decades of travel
What’s your dream destination: New Zealand – haven’t been yet
Favorite travel website(s) – besides JohnnyJet.com, of course!: and besides Everett Potter’s Travel Report? I’m still thinking.
Best travel tip: It’s never quite what you expect, even if you’ve been before
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