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.

Jackie DesForges

Name: Jackie DesForges

Occupation: Freelance writer, Marketing Coordinator for VagabundoMagazine.com

Hometown: Los Angeles

Residence: Chicago

Website: www.jackietravels.com

Twitter: @jackie_travels

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

Favorite travel website(s) – besides JohnnyJet.com, of course!: Vagabundo Magazine, Matador Network, Travel Sex Life

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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