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: Carmine Savarese
Occupation: Founder and CEO at Tiplr
Hometown: Naples, Italy
Residence: New York, NY
College: Universita’ di Siena
Short bio: A talented Italian-born Creative Director, Carmine has traveled to over 50 countries for a good part of his life with Tiplr vision pretty clear in his mind. Carmine lives in the New York City area, which he likes to consider the quintessential home of wanderlust. His favorite place on earth is the Mediterranean.
How often do you fly? 10 times a year.
How many countries have you been to? More than 50.
How many continents have you been to? 5
Earliest travel memory: Flying over the Andes at 2 y.o. with my parents.
Favorite American city: New York.
Favorite international city: Naples.
Least favorite country: China.
Friendliest people in the world: Greeks.
Favorite airline: Singapore Airlines.
Aisle or window: Window.
Favorite U.S. airport: JFK.
Favorite international airport: Athens.
Favorite hotel: Hotel Capo La Gala, Sorrento Coast.
Favorite cruise line: Grimaldi Lines.
Favorite travel credit card: Visa.
Favorite island: Sifnos, Greece.
Favorite beach: Zipolite, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Favorite hole-in-the-wall: Ear Inn, NYC.
Favorite bar: Bar Veloce, East Village, NYC.
Favorite fruit: Peach.
Favorite food: Pasta.
Drink of choice (in the air and on the ground): White wine.
Favorite travel movie(s): The Motorcycle Diaries.
Favorite travel book(s): ”On The Road” Kerouac.
Right now I am reading: “Secret Tibet” Fosco Maraini.
Top 3 favorite travel newsletters/magazines/blogs: AFAR, Matt Barrett’s Greece, The Man on Seat 61.
Favorite travel website(s)—besides JohnnyJet.com, of course! Tiplr.com :)
5 things you bring on a plane: 3 books, iPad, laptop.
Favorite travel app(s): Tiplr.
I’m embarrassed I haven’t been to: Vietnam.
Worst travel moment: Middle of Mongolia with an organized excursion.
What’s your dream destination? Oceania.
Best travel tip: Travel solo.