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.

Norman Ratcliffe
Norman Ratcliffe

Name: Norman Ratcliffe

Occupation: Scientist and Author

Hometown: Swansea, Wales and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Residence: Apartment

College: Swansea University

College major: Zoology

Facebook: Norman Ratcliffe

Short bio: Research scientist and author of health and fitness books and travel guide to Rio.

How often do you fly? 4-6 times per year.

How many countries have you been to? About 30.

How many continents have you been to? 4

Earliest travel memory: Staying in a gypsy caravan.

Favorite American city: Las Vegas.

Favorite international city: London.

Least favorite country: Afghanistan.

Friendliest people in the world: Americans.

Country with the meanest immigration officers: Brazil.

Favorite World Heritage Site: Jesus Christ statue Rio de Janeiro.

Favorite airline: Qatar.

Favorite aircraft type: Jumbo.

Favorite airport lounge: Amsterdam.

Favorite international airport: Amsterdam.

Favorite hotel: Copacabana Palace, Rio.

Favorite travel credit card: VISA.

Favorite island: Aruba.

Favorite beach: Leme, Rio.

Favorite fancy restaurant: Marios, Rio.

Favorite fruit: Mango.

Favorite food: Fish.

Least favorite food: Arab.

Drink of choice (in the air and on the ground): Champagne.

Right now I am reading: Travel guide to Rio for Olympics.

5 things you bring on a plane: Food, water, magazine, newspaper, glasses.

What do you always seem to forget? Sleep mask.

What do you like least about travel? Horrible people who put their seats back with no consideration.

What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport Duty Free store? Chocolate.

Worst travel moment: Loss of boarding card.

What’s your dream destination? London.

Best travel tip: Try and avoid economy class.


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