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.

Nancy Brown

Name: Nancy D. Brown

Occupation: Public Relations Consultant & Travel Writer

Hometown: San Francisco, California

Residence: San Francisco Bay Area

Website: Nancy D. Brown & Writing Horse Back

Twitter: @Nancydbrown

Facebook: Nancy D. Brown

Pinterest: Nancy Diane Brown

YouTube:  Nancy D. Brown

Short Bio: Nancy writes the What a Trip blog, a newspaper column and hotel reviews. An avid equestrian, Nancy reviews horse properties at writinghorseback.com.  She specializes in adventure and luxury travel and was last spotted moving cattle in Colorado and up in the trees of Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest.

How often do you fly: Twice a month

How many continents have you been to: 2

Favorite American city: San Francisco

Favorite international city: Lucerne, Switzerland

Favorite World Heritage Site: Bergen, Norway, a World Heritage City

Favorite aircraft type: I learned to fly the Cirrus SR22

Aisle or window: Aisle

Favorite airport lounge: Any airport that offers free wifi

Favorite U.S. airport: San Francisco Interntional (SFO)

Favorite international airport: Schiphol in Amsterdam. I could live there!

Favorite hotel: Any Fairmont Hotel

Favorite island: Maui

Favorite fancy restaurant: Boulevard in San Francisco

Favorite hole in the wall: Sweet Affair Bakery in Walnut Creek

Favorite fruit: California grown strawberries

Favorite food: Swiss milk chocolate

Least favorite food: Mussels

Drink of choice (In the air and on the ground): Water

Favorite travel movie(s): Out of Africa

Favorite travel show(s): Shark Week, Discovery Channel

Favorite travel book(s): Pam Houston’s Cowboys are my Weakness

Right now I am reading: Catcher in the Rye… again

Five things you bring on a plane: My Briggs & Riley carry-on, iPhone, digital camera, slip-on shoes & Tom Bihn Checkpoint Flyer bag with laptop.

What do you always seem to forget: Headphones

Favorite travel iPhone app(s): I take public transportation to the airport. iBart app gets me there on time.

Most embarrassing/worst travel moment: Missing our return flight from Alberta, Canada in 2010. I had entered the wrong flight time into my iPhone and assured my husband that his information was incorrect. “Trust me, I’m a travel writer.” Fail!

What’s your dream destination: Riding an Icelandic horse to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland.

Favorite travel website(s) – besides JohnnyJet.com, of course!: Too many to list. I could spend all day reading travel blogs.

Favorite travel charity: Passports with Purpose

Best travel tip: Travel carry-on and own a passport.


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