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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.

Alan K. Hogenauer
Alan K. Hogenauer

Name: Dr. Alan K. Hogenauer

 Occupation: Professor, travel/tourism marketing

 Hometown: New York (NAM), Melbourne (AUS), Port Washington NY, Bogota (SAM), Nairobi (AFR), Bangkok (ASIA), Oakdale NY, Moscow (EUR)

Residence: Cerritos, CA

Website: ChekList

Short Bio: Via a diversified career in aviation, airport planning, market research, and academia, I have worked for pay in 59 countries/territories on all six populated continents. Concurrently have visited 311 countries/territories.

How often do you fly: MUCH less often these days!

How many countries have you been to: All but 15 worldwide.

How many continents have you been to: All seven, via surface linkages to all.

Favorite American city: New York, of course.

Favorite international city: Too many to list.

Favorite World Heritage Site: Too many to list.

Favorite airline: TWA

Favorite aircraft type: The one(s) that land safely.

Aisle or window: Window, NOT over the wing!

Favorite hotel: Too many to list.

Favorite cruise line: Any FREIGHTER.

Favorite island: Long Island, NY, of course.

Favorite fancy restaurant: Never eat in them.

Favorite hole in the wall: One with something great to see on the other side.

Favorite fruit: Too many to list.

Favorite food: Too many to list.

Least favorite food: Anything spicy!

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

Favorite travel movie(s): Out of Africa, Silver Streak

Favorite travel show(s): Discovery/Travel Channels

Favorite travel book(s): Too many to list

Right now I am reading: This list!

Top 3 favorite travel newsletters/magazines: Vacations To Go, Travel & Leisure

Favorite travel website(s) – besides, of course!: Google maps, Google Earth, Mapquest,

Five things you bring on a plane: Five is five too many!

What do you always seem to forget: Nothing!

What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport duty free store? NOTHING AT ALL. They are overpriced non-essentials.

What’s your dream destination: Any place I have yet to visit.

Best travel tip: Keep detailed records and repeat a place or a route only when absolutely necessary.

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