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.

Matt Stabile
Matt Stabile

Name: Matt Stabile 

Occupation: Technical Recruiter

Hometown: Colorado

Residence: Brooklyn, NY

College: University of Connecticut

College major: Political Science

Website: TheExpeditioner.com

Twitter: @TheExpeditioner

Facebook: The Expeditioner

Google+: TheExpeditioner

Instagram: theexpeditioner 

YouTube: TheExpeditioner

Short bio: I founded TheExpeditioner.com in 2008, and it has grown into one of the largest independent travel blogs in the world, and regularly features high-quality travel content from freelance writers and contributing editors from all around the world. My YouTube videos have been viewed over 1.5 million times on YouTube. After graduating law school, I decided to start the site as an outlet for my travels while I practiced law.

How often do you fly? Maybe every couple of months.

How many countries have you been to? 30+

How many continents have you been to? 6

Earliest travel memory: Roadtrips with my family across the United States.

Favorite American city: New York City.

Favorite international city: Buenos Aires.

Least favorite country: None?

I have no desire to go to: Greenland. It seems a bit cold there.

Friendliest people in the world: India.

Favorite airline: Cathay Pacific.

Favorite aircraft type: 777 Dreamliner.

Aisle or window: Window.

Favorite international airport: Kuala Lumpur.

Favorite hotel: Four Seasons Maui.

Favorite island: Redang, Malaysia.

Favorite beach: Tofo Beach, Mozambique.

Drink of choice (in the air and on the ground): The local craft beer.

Favorite travel movie(s): Before Sunrise, The Motorcycle Diaries, Lawrence of Arabia.

Favorite travel show(s): No Reservations.

Favorite travel book(s): “The Sun Also Rises.”

Right now I am reading: “The Buried Giant” by Kazuo Ishiguro.

5 things you bring on a plane: The book I’m reading, hand sanitizer, Bose earphones, track jacket, and earplugs.

What do you always seem to forget? Batteries. 

What do you like least about travel? Travel delays.

Favorite travel app(s): Google Maps and Yelp.

Most embarrassing travel moment: Arriving at the airport without my passport for an international trip (on the way to a travel blogging conference no less).

I’m embarrassed but I haven’t been to: Berlin.

Worst travel moment: Getting malaria in Africa.

What’s your dream destination? East Africa.

Best travel tip: Try to meet as many people as you can during your travels. At the end of the day (and the trip), it will be the people you meet that you will remember the most.

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