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.

Shira Lazar
Shira Lazar

Name: Shira Lazar

Occupation: Co-Founder, What’s Trending

Hometown: Montreal

Residence: Venice

Website: WhatsTrending.com

Twitter: @ShiraLazar

Facebook: /shiralazar

YouTube: /whatstrending

Short Bio: Shira Lazar is the Host and Executive Producer of the Emmy nominated live interactive daily show show and 24/7 news hub, “What’s Trending”. She is also the Host and Creator of the talk show of YouTube, “Partners Project”, interviewing the biggest YouTube stars. Named one of Fast Company’s 2011 Most Influential Women in Technology and Huffington Post’s “Women in Tech to follow on Twitter” , Shira has been the face of the biggest live-streams on the web including, The Oscars and The Grammys among many others. Lazar is a Webby Awards Honoree and 2 time IAWTV Winner For Best Web Series Live Host.

A digital trailblazer, she speaks at conferences around the world, is a regular contributor on The Huffington Post and appears frequently on networks like Bloomberg TV, CNN and Fox News Channel discussing Internet culture and digital trends. You can read Shira’s weekly posts covering the intersection of business and social media on Entrepreneur.com. Shira is also currently a judge for Marriott Hotels’ TravelBrilliantly.com website, which encourages influencers, experts and travelers to re-imagine the future of travel by submitting their most inspiring ideas to improve the travel experience (e.g., technology, eat & drink, work & play, health & wellness, style & design, etc.). Winning ideas could potentially be implemented in Marriott properties around the globe.

How often do you fly: A few times a month

How many countries have you been to: 7

Favorite American city: Venice, CA

Favorite international city: Montreal

Favorite airline: Virgin America

Aisle or window: Window for long flights to sleep next to window. Aisle for shorter flights

Favorite airport lounge: Air Canada any where!

Favorite hotel: Marriott Hotels :)

Do you unpack into the dresser/closet? Or live out of your suitcase? If I’m somewhere for a while I’ll unpack, otherwise live out of the suitcase!

Favorite island: Kauai, Hawaii

Favorite fancy restaurant: Haven’t been yet but I’m dying to go to Sukiyabashi Jiro, a Michelin three-star restaurant that was profiled in the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi.

Favorite hole in the wall: Tahiti Nui in Kauai. Local spot, great bands and the best Mai Tai’s around!

Favorite fruit: Mango

Favorite food: Mexican or Japanese food

Least favorite food: Indian

Drink of choice (In the air and on the ground): Depends- bloody mary, vodka/diet coke (don’t make fun of me!), bubbly!

Favorite travel show(s): Right now Orange is The New Black

Favorite travel book(s): Love reading Deepak Chopra, Malcolm Gladwell or Eckhart Tolle for inspiration while traveling.

Right now I am reading: Positive Intelligence, Lean In, How To Make Friends and Influence People

Top 3 favorite travel newsletters/magazines/blogs: Wired, Fast Company, Inc. are all fun to read in flight. They give me ideas for my work too!

Five things you bring on a plane: Lip gloss, books, laptop, hand cream, wallet

What do you always seem to forget: PJ’s

What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport duty free store? A cool mug!

Favorite travel iPhone app(s): Trippy, Yelp, Urbanspoon

Worst travel moment: Missing flights and delays which sometimes might cause a minor emotional breakdown (haha!)

What’s your dream destination: Tahiti

Favorite travel charity: Doctors Without Borders

Best travel tip:  Use your social network for tips and to find out the best local spots.


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