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.

JD Andrews

Name: JD Andrews

Occupation: eXplorer

Hometown: Breckenridge, Colorado

Residence: Miami, Florida

Website: earthXplorer 

Twitter: @earthXplorer

Facebook: GoingSocialTV

Pinterest: earthxplorer

YouTube: earthxplorer

Short Bio: Born and raised on a mountain in Colorado, moved to the desert of Arizona, then spent 11 years at Sea traveling the world. My job was video production and along the way I also fell in love with photography but I’ve always made time to help others.

More than 20 years traveling around the globe shooting and editing travel/tourism videos for various cruise lines, airlines, and tourist boards. These projects presented several amazing once-in-a-lifetime experiences and the chance to see this amazing world we live in.

How often do you fly: 2-3 times a month

How many countries have you been to: 83

How many continents have you been to: 7

Favorite American city: Chicago

Favorite international city: London

Least favorite country: none (yet)

Favorite World Heritage Site: Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Favorite airline: The one I’m on (if they upgrade me)

Favorite aircraft type: The one with Wi-Fi

Aisle or window: Window

Favorite airport lounge: American Airlines Admirals Club, San Francisco

Favorite U.S. airport: Any that have a lot to do and see while I’m waiting for the next flight.

Favorite international airport: Bangkok International Airport, Thailand

Favorite hotel: Four Seasons Maui

Favorite cruise line: Princess

Favorite island: Bali

Favorite fancy restaurant: Beano’s Cabin, Beaver Creek, Colo.

Favorite fruit: Blue Berries

Favorite food: Spicy

Least favorite food: bland

Drink of choice (In the air and on the ground): Scotch (single malt, 3 ice cubes)

Favorite travel movie(s): Any James Bond, Indiana Jones or Bourne film

Favorite travel show(s): GoingSocialTV and Amazing Race

Favorite travel book(s): The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway

Right now I am reading: Steve Jobs Biography

Five things you bring on a plane: Earphones, water, iPad, Travel Magazine, Candy

What do you always seem to forget: Money

What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport duty free store? Good Chocolate

Favorite travel iPhone app(s): TripIt, GateGuru, Gogo, eCurrency, SeatGuru, SayHi, Instagram, Pro HDR and Camera+.

Most embarrassing/worst travel moment: Doing charades while trying to get my seat assignment in China, acting out that I wanted a window seat, after 10 minutes he smiled and nodded….I was in the dead center seat for 15 hours…….

What’s your dream destination: My next one.

Favorite travel website(s) – besides JohnnyJet.com, of course!: There are so many…google travel.

Best travel tip: Listen to your heart and always wear clean underwear (the second one is from my Mom).


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