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: Audrey Lo
Occupation: Head of Community
Hometown: Cupertino, CA
Residence: Los Angeles, CA
College major: Business Entrepreneurship
Short bio: I am the Head of Community for Trip, the fastest growing travel review app in the world, where I helped scale its user base to 16 million users. At Trip, I lead a team of community managers spanning ten major cities around the world. I have also produced events for brands like Entrepreneur’s Organization, Porsche and TEDx.
How often do you fly? Anywhere from 1-4+ times a month.
How many countries have you been to? 43
How many continents have you been to? 5
Earliest travel memory: Hong Kong when I was three-months-old.
Favorite American city: Black Rock City for Burning Man
Favorite international city: Hong Kong.
Least favorite country: Panama.
I have no desire to go to: Don’t have one!
Friendliest people in the world: Thailand.
Country with the meanest immigration officers: Canada.
Favorite World Heritage Site: Iguazu National Park.
Favorite airline: Singapore Airlines.
Favorite aircraft type: Boeing 777.
Aisle or window: Window (absolutely).
Favorite airport lounge: Cathay Pacific.
Favorite U.S. airport: SJC.
Favorite international airport: HKG.
Favorite hotel: W Hotel.
Favorite cruise line: I don’t take cruises often enough to make a choice.
Favorite travel credit card: Capital One World.
Favorite island: Taiwan.
Favorite beach: Any beach in Cancun.
Favorite National Park: Hawaii Volcanoes.
Favorite fancy restaurant: Dulce Patria (Mexico City).
Favorite hole-in-the-wall: Komasa.
Favorite bar: Quinary (HK).
Favorite fruit: Apples.
Favorite food: Japanese.
Least favorite food: Fast food.
Drink of choice (in the air and on the ground): Water/tea (in the air) and wine (on the ground).
Favorite travel movie(s): Up in the Air.
Favorite travel show(s): Long Way Round.
Favorite travel book(s): “Where Chefs Eat.”
Right now I am reading: Just Time magazine now.
Top 3 favorite travel newsletters/magazines/blogs: The Points Guy, Time, Expert Vagabound.
Favorite travel website(s)—besides JohnnyJet.com, of course! Trip, WikiTravel.
5 things you bring on a plane: Water, Time magazine, headphones, phone camera, snacks.
What do you always seem to forget? I’m always on the go, so rarely anything. Maybe a converter.
What do you like least about travel? Immigration/customs and travel time to and from a destination.
What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport Duty Free store? Tea or wine.
Favorite travel app(s): Trip, Open Rice (in Asia).
Most embarrassing travel moment: Hm I can’t think of one!
I’m embarrassed I haven’t been to: Yosemite, since I live so close.
Worst travel moment: Robbery attempt in Nairobi on a public bus.
What’s your dream destination? Egypt.
Favorite travel charity: Kind Traveler.
Best travel tip: For under $100 and a trip to the airport, you can get a TSA PreCheck/Global Entry card. American Express Platinum card holders can even get reimbursed for this expense.