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: Jackie DesForges
Occupation: Freelance writer, Marketing Coordinator for VagabundoMagazine.com
Hometown: Los Angeles
Facebook: Jackie DesForges
Short Bio: Jackie DesForges is a writer from Los Angeles currently living in Chicago. To date she has served as a student ambassador in England and France, a volunteer in Mexico, an art student on the Riviera, and a fledgling travel writer in Edinburgh. She has also dragged her exceptionally heavy backpack through several other countries along the way. Currently she spends her time blogging about travels past and present at jackietravels.com, talking about Breaking Bad on Twitter, and serving as the Marketing and Advertising Coordinator for Vagabundo Magazine.
How often do you fly: Only a few times a year, sadly!
How many countries have you been to: 17
How many continents have you been to: 2
Favorite American city: Chicago
Favorite international city: Nice, France
Least favorite country: Austria (Vienna was mean to me twice)
Favorite World Heritage Site: Le Mont Saint Michel
Favorite airport lounge: El Al – it is also the only airport lounge I’ve experienced.
Favorite U.S. airport: Anything but JFK
Favorite international airport: Anything but CDG
Favorite food: Mexican
Least favorite food: Thai
Drink of choice (In the air and on the ground) : Mojito
Favorite travel movie(s): Before Sunrise
Favorite travel show(s): House Hunters International
Favorite travel book(s): Martha Gellhorn’s travel essays
Right now I am reading: Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections
Five things you bring on a plane: Book, music, facewash, socks, gum
What do you always seem to forget: Pajamas
What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport duty free store? As much alcohol as possible.
Favorite travel iPhone app(s): Viber (free calling/texting using wifi)
Most embarrassing/worst travel moment: Most that involved drinking
What’s your dream destination: Any remote island
Best travel tip: Always bring duct tape!
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