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: James Clark
Occupation: Travel Writer, Photographer
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
Residence: Nomadic – no fixed address.
Website: Nomadic Notes
Short Bio: James Clark is a location independent entrepreneur from Melbourne. A long term wanderer, on the road as a full time digital nomad since 2003, with a love for all things travel + internet related.
How often do you fly: Last year (2011) I took a total of 35 flights.
How many countries have you been to: 52
How many continents have you been to: 5
Favorite American city: New York City
Favorite international city: London, Mumbai, Bangkok
Least favorite country: I don’t have one. Every place has its good and bad points.
Favorite World Heritage Site: This is like the favorite child question…too hard to pick.
Favorite airline: Bangkok Airways
Favorite Plane 747. Probably to do with nostalgia as it was the first aircraft I went overseas on, and I associate them with long haul travel.
Favorite airport lounge: Koh Samui, Thailand. The whole airport is practically an airport lounge as it is owned by Bangkok Airways, and all passengers have lounge privileges.
Favorite U.S. airport: Detroit Metro
Favorite international airport: Hong Kong or Amsterdam Schiphol.
Favorite hotel: Marina Bay Sands for its ridiculous infinity pool
Favorite island: Isle of Arran – Ireland
Favorite hole in the wall: Countless no name street eateries across Southeast Asia.
Favorite fruit: Rambutans
Favorite food: A three-way tie between Indian, Thai, and Mexican.
Least favorite food: I’ve never been able to finish a piece of durian.
Drink of choice (In the air and on the ground): In the air: orange juice- On the ground: Coffee.
Favorite travel show(s): Any BBC nature documentaries.
Right now I’m reading: Burmese Days- George Orwell
Five things you bring on a plane: Laptop, ipod, neck pillow, book, pen and paper
What do you always seem to forget: To charge my electronic devices.
Favorite travel iPhone app(s): My most used is tripit.com. I no longer print travel documents.
Most embarrassing/worst travel moment: Not getting a visa for Romania back when Australians need one. When I got to the border I was taken off the train and sent back to Hungary.
What’s your dream destination: Space (I’m available for press trips, Sir Richard ;) )
Favorite travel website(s) – besides JohnnyJet.com, of
course!: There are too many to pick from now so I don’t have a favourite. I tend more to read great articles from from trusted link curators.
Best travel tip: If I am traveling in one country for an extended period of time I always get a local sim card for my phone.
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