Travel Style: Nicole Brewer

 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.

Nicole Brewer

Name: Nicole Brewer

Occupation: English as a Second Language Teacher

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Residence: Busan, S. Korea

Website: iluv2globetrot

Twitter: @iluv2globetrot

Facebook: Luv.2.Globe.Trot

YouTube: Globe Trotter

Short Bio: Nicole is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in Communications. She has a background in market research but is now living abroad teaching and following her dreams to globe trot the world.

How often do you fly: Once every 3 or 4 months. 

How many countries have you been to: 20

How many continents have you been to: 4

Favorite American city: Chicago

Favorite international city: Melbourne

Favorite World Heritage Site: The Taj Mahal

Favorite airline: Cathy Pacific

Aisle or window: Aisle for sure.

Favorite airport lounge: Amsterdam

Favorite U.S. airport: Detroit DTW

Favorite international airport: Singapore

Favorite hotel: The Hilton

Favorite island: Koh Samui, Thailand

Favorite fancy restaurant: The Grand Lux-Chicago

Favorite hole in the wall: Harold’s Chicken- Chicago

Favorite fruit: Plums

Favorite food: Pasta

Least favorite food: Brussel sprouts

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

Favorite travel movie(s): Eat, Pray, Love

Favorite travel show(s): House Hunters. Travel +houses= Yes

Right now I am reading: What The Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell

Top 3 favorite travel newsletters/magazines: National Geographic Traveler, Matador Network, and Budget Travel

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

Five things you bring on a plane: MP3, snacks, a pillow, a good book and a sleep aid just in case.

What do you always seem to forget: My umbrella

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

Favorite travel iPhone app(s): Tripit

Most embarrassing/worst travel moment: The worst travel moment thus far would be not being able to access my checking account abroad while in Thailand on a solo trip by myself a couple days right before heading to the Full Moon Party on Koh Samui. I thought I’d have to cancel it as my bank in Korea did not want to allow me to “activate” international withdrawals without being in the bank. Thank God for ride or die friends who helped me get it worked out!

What’s your dream destination: I’m looking forward to making it to Africa soon. There is this amazing resort in Kenya called Giraffe Manor that I hope to visit one day.

Favorite travel charity: Learning Afar. 

Best travel tip Be ready for the unexpected to happen generally.  Nothing always goes perfectly planned. Enjoy the ride as it comes along.

Johnny Jet

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Johnny Jet

I used to be afraid to fly and at times even leave the house! I conquered my fear (long story) and now I travel to 20+ countries a year sharing my firsthand knowledge, tips and deals with friends, family and readers. Please sign up to our free newsletters and tell your friends!

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