Travel Style: Everett Potter

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.

Everett Potter

          Name:   Everett Potter

          Occupation:   Journalist

          Hometown:   Lexington, Massachusetts

          Residence:   Pelham, New York

          Website: www.everettpotter.com

          Twitter: @everettpotter

          Facebook: Everett Potter’s Travel Report

Pinterest: EverettPotter

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

Johnny Jet

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