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.

Mike StoneName: Michael Stone

Occupation: Travel, Tourism and Management Consultant

Hometown: Meriden, Connecticut

Residence: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Website: www.Gestation.com

Twitter: @BestPlacesTo

Pinterest: pinterest.com/mstone049

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/mstone1

Short Bio: Experienced business, travel and tourism professional with a deep love and interest in travel, people, places, cultures, history, art, food and beverage.

How often do you fly: as often as I can – not to fly but to get somewhere

How many countries have you been to: 49 and all 50 States plus Puerto Rico

How many continents have you been to: 5

Favorite American city: San Francisco

Favorite international city: Venice

Least favorite country: Disneyworld

Favorite World Heritage Site: The Amazon

Favorite airline: Pan Am – in the beginning

Favorite aircraft type: Any one with a good pilot

Aisle or window: Window

Favorite airport lounge: no favorites

Favorite U.S. airport: no favorites

Favorite international airport: Amsterdam

Favorite hotel: The one I am going to

Do you unpack into the dresser/closet? Or live out of your suitcase? Usually, I unpack.

Favorite cruise line: any small ship – the smaller the better

Favorite island: Still searching for it

Favorite fancy restaurant: I have one in every city and destination I travel to

Favorite hole in the wall: I have one in every city I travel to

Favorite fruit: Pomegranate

Favorite food: In general – Italian – followed by whatever is local wherever I am

Least favorite food: Processed and Fast Foods

Drink of choice (In the air and on the ground) Campari

Favorite travel movie(s): The Man Who Would Be King

Favorite travel show(s): Discovery Channel

Favorite travel book(s): Michelin Travel Guides

Right now I am reading: Out of Our Minds by Ken Robinson

Top 3 favorite travel newsletters/magazines/blogs: Food and Wine;

Favorite travel website(s) – besides JohnnyJet.com, of course!: Google

Five things you bring on a plane: Laptop; Cell Phone; Power cord; Rollaboard; Knapsack

What do you always seem to forget: To pack less

What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport duty free store? Nothing, I prefer giving gifts rather than getting them

Favorite travel iPhone app(s): Don’t use an iPhone – but favorite phone app is Google Search and Google Maps

Most embarrassing travel moment: Waking up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and found myself in the hotel hallway in my underwear with room door closed and locked behind me

Worst travel moment: Finding myself on the wrong plane

What’s your dream destination: African Safari

Favorite travel charity: Tourism Cares

Best travel tip:  Roll your clothes, pack light, then pack lighter


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