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.

George Hobica

Name: George Hobica

Occupation: Travel writer, Creator of Airfarewatchdog.com

Hometown: Boston

Residence: New York and Los Angeles

Website: AirFareWatchDog

Twitter: @airfarewatchdog

Facebook: AirFareWatchDog

Short Bio: Travel writer for the last 30 years. Syndicated by McClatchy-Tribune News Service, contributor to Huffington Post, Frommers.com, various magazines and other media outlets. Founded Airfarewatchdog.com.

How often do you fly: Once or twice a month.

How many countries have you been to: I’ve lost track.

How many continents have you been to: All except Antartica

Favorite American city: Boston

Favorite international city: London

Least favorite country: China

Favorite World Heritage Site: Angkor Wat

Favorite airline: Singapore

Favorite aircraft type: A380

Aisle or window: Window

Favorite airport lounge: Virgin Atlantic, London

Favorite international airport: Singapore

Favorite hotel: Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Favorite cruise line: Seabourn

Favorite island: St. Barts

Favorite fancy restaurant: Jean Georges, New York

Favorite hole in the wall: T J Oyster Bar, Bonita, CA

Favorite fruit: Mango

Least favorite food: I’ll eat anything.

Drink of choice (In the air and on the ground) Champagne

Favorite travel movie(s): The Hangover

Favorite travel show(s): none

Favorite travel book(s): any travel writing by M.F.K. Fisher; the “rather” series rather New York City, rather Los Angeles, etc.

Right now I am reading: Going Solo, by Eric Klinenberg

Five things you bring on a plane: Bose noise-canceling headphones, earplugs, iPad, Macbook Air, a book.

What do you always seem to forget: nothing that I can remember.

What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport duty free store? Duty free booze is always helpful.

Favorite travel iPhone app(s): the public transit map for whatever city I’m visiting, CityMaps2Go, TripAdvisor

Most embarrassing/worst travel moment: most recently, getting on the wrong Amtrak Acela train (not the one to Washington, the one to Boston)

What’s your dream destination: my own bed

Favorite travel website(s) – besides JohnnyJet.com, of course!: TripAdvisor.com, Airfarewatchdog.com,

Best travel tip: Bring your own pillow.


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