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: Lori Henry

Occupation: Travel Writer/Author, Dancer

Hometown: Port Coquitlam, Canada

Residence: Vancouver, Canada

Website: LoriHenry.ca

Twitter: @LoriHenry

Facebook: LoriHenry

Pinterest: /MsLoriHenry

YouTube: LoriHenry

Short Bio: Travel writer and Author of Dancing Through History: In Search of the Stories that Define Canada. I’m also a professional Polynesian dancer.

How often do you fly: Once a month

How many countries have you been to: 20

How many continents have you been to: 4

Favorite American city: San Francisco

Favorite international city: Paris

Favorite World Heritage Site: Petra (Jordan)

Favorite airline: WestJet

Aisle or window: Aisle (I drink enough water per flight to swim overseas!)

Favorite international airport: Schiphol (Amsterdam)

Favorite hotel: Feynan Ecolodge, Jordan

Favorite cruise line: Adventure Canada (www.adventurecanada.com)

Favorite island: Cape Breton Island (although there’s a causeway connecting it to Nova Scotia now)

Favorite fancy restaurant: Hoshinoya (Kyoto, Japan)

Favorite out-of-the-way restaurant: Wild Caraway (Nova Scotia)

Favorite fruit: Blueberries

Favorite food: Chocolate or ice cream, or both at the same time

Least favorite food: Meat

Drink of choice (In the air and on the ground): Water, room temperature or boiled with a slice of lemon (I’m like an old lady)

Favorite travel movie(s): Lost in Translation, The Motorcycle Diaries, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Koyaanisqatsi

Right now I am reading: The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

Favorite travel magazine: Up Here (covering northern Canada)

Favorite travel websites – besides JohnnyJet.com, of course!: Worldhum.com, MatadorNetwork.com

Five things you bring on a plane: A water bottle, headphones, chap stick, hand lotion and patience

What do you always seem to forget: My toothbrush!

What’s your dream destination: Antarctica

Favorite travel non-profit: The International Ecotourism Society (TIES)

Best travel tip: Don’t panic.


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5 Comments On "Travel Style: Lori Henry"
  1. ColleenFriesen|

    Hey Johnny & Lori,
    Lovely profile.
    Lori, I’m with you on the aisle seat and the water consumption. It’s one of my tricks to handling a long flight; I keep asking the attendants to fill my water bottle and then spend the rest of the flight walking to the back of the plane :)
    Happy Trails!

    1. Lori Henry|

      So, I’m not the only nerd who brings a water bottle and asks the flight attendants to keep refilling it!

      Although I don’t go so far as to dance at the back or middle of the plane, I do stretch quite a bit. If anyone looks surprised, I just say I’m from Vancouver, home of Lululemon. ;-)

      1. Brigitta Kroon-Fiorita|

        Hi Lori, thanks for liking Amsterdam Airport Schiphol! It is the best in Europe… ;-)

        1. Lori Henry|

          Perhaps it’s because I have flown through it so many times, but the size is manageable, while still being a playground of things to do, and it’s the airport I feel most comfortable just hanging out in during layovers. It’s also super easy to grab a train into Amsterdam, which is always a good thing. :-)

  2. TN|

    Thanks Lori about you autobiography, Favorite travel websites yes they are great. Worldhum.com, MatadorNetwork.com

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