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.
Name: Andrew Evans
Occupation: Writer, National Geographic Traveler Magazine; “Digital Nomad” for National Geographic
Hometown: Findlay, Ohio
Residence: Washington, DC
Bio: Born in Texas, raised in the Midwest, infected with chronic wanderlust by the World Atlas. Educated on the internet, but also attended schools in France, Utah & England. Enjoys fine cheeses, beautiful mountains, open seas and glaciers. Swim, hike, climb, scuba dive, and eat. Allergic to cats and sharks.
How often do you fly? At least once a week.
How many countries have you been to? I don’t typically count countries, but I try to visit at least one new country every year. I can say that I have been to more than a hundred.
How many continents have you been to? All of them, which means seven.
Favorite American city? Washington, DC, where I live!
Favorite international city? Paris, no question.
Least favorite country? Uganda
Favorite airline? United (Star Alliance)
Favorite aircraft type? I am developing a serious crush on the A380, but I like biplanes, too.
Aisle or window? Window—I like to watch the world below.
Favorite airport lounge? King David Lounge, El Al, JFK
Favorite U.S. airport? Charlotte, NC
Favorite international airport? Amsterdam Schipol (AMS)
Favorite hotel? Conrad Rangali in the Maldives
Favorite cruise line? Holland America
Favorite island? Tristan Da Cunha! (Where I am right now)
Favorite fancy restaurant? CityZen, (Mandarin Oriental) Washington, DC
Favorite hole in the wall? Alfredo’s in the Marigny, New Orleans, LA
Favorite travel movie(s): Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Favorite travel show(s): Johnny Jet!
Favorite travel book(s): “Passage to India” E.M. Forster & any of the Baedeker guides from before 1912.
Five things you bring on a plane? iPod.
What do you always seem to forget? Shaving cream. Always. I now own a lot of bottles printed in foreign languages.
Favorite travel iPhone app(s): Jibigo (for languages), my compass and iMedJet
Most embarrassing/worst travel moment: Spending the night alone in a haunted house.
What’s your dream destination? Madagascar
Favorite travel website(s): Travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel
Best travel tip: Just say yes.