Short bio: Ernest White II is a storyteller, explorer, and transformational lifestyle designer who has circumnavigated the globe six times. He is the producer and host of television travel docu-series FLY BROTHER with Ernest White II (now airing on Public Television Stations nationwide), host of the travel- and culture-focused Fly Brother Radio Show, and publisher of multicultural travel portal FlyBrother.net. Ernest also works as an actor and voice over artist for radio, film and television, audiobooks, and educational materials, and speaks to youth and adult audiences about the incomparable magic of travel.
Occupation: TV Host
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Residence: San Francisco, CA
College: Florida A & M University (Undergrad) and American University in Washington for Graduate
College major: Political Science and Creative Writing
Earliest travel memory: Besides Epcot, going to the Bahamas
How many countries have you been to? 70
Favorite American city: San Francisco
Favorite international city: São Paulo
Friendliest people in the world: Tajikistan
Country with the meanest immigration officers: USA
Favorite hotel: Andaz’s and W’s
Favorite island: Shetlands and Providencia (belongs to Colombia) off the coast of Nicaragua
Favorite beach: Baker Beach in SF
Favorite restaurant: Nope
Favorite fruit: Anything in the citrus family
Favorite food: Indian, Thai, Italian
Craziest thing you’ve eaten: Pig intestines
Drink of choice (in the air and on the ground): Water
Favorite travel movie(s): Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Favorite travel show(s): As a kid: Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego and as an adult Anthony Bourdain last season
Favorite travel book(s): A Death in Brazil
Favorite travel app: WhatsApp & Couch surfing
What do you always seem to forget? Sunglasses, watch…
Worst travel moment: Running out of money in Cuba
Most embarrassing travel moment: Stepping in poop in Cuba
What’s your dream destination? Greenland
Best travel tip: Be open/authentic when you travel
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