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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.

Corinne Trang
Corinne Trang

Name: Corinne Trang

Occupation: Author, Spokesperson, F&B Consultant, Wellness Coach

Hometown: Blois, France

Residence: Westport, CT


Twitter: @CorinneTrang

Facebook: CorinneTrang

YouTube: Corinne Trang

Short Bio: Corinne Trang is the award-winning author of several books including the most recently published Asian Flavors Diabetes Cookbook (ADA, 2012), Noodles Every Day (2009), Curry Cuisine (2007), The Asian Grill (2006), A Food Lover’s Companion: Vietnamese (2006), Essentials of Asian Cuisine (2003), and Authentic Vietnamese Cooking (1999), and has served as spokesperson to various national brands and commodities. Dubbed the “Julia Child of Asian Cuisine” by the Washington Post, she is a frequent television and radio guest and has appeared on national, regional, and cable network including NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s Early Morning Show, PBS, FOX News, ABC, CNN, Lifetime, Discovery, Food Network, Sirius, Business Talk Radio, National Public Radio, and Bloomberg to name a few. She has written for numerous publications including Saveur, Food & Wine, Fine Cooking, Islands, Gourmet, Cooking Light, and Bon Appetit, and has taught and lectured internationally, most recently at New York University. She serves on the Board of Directors of Cook for Your Life, a non-profit dedicated to teaching cancer survivors proper nutrition through fun hands-on cooking programs. She is the East Coast Correspondent for Business Talk Radio’s “America’s Dining and Travel Guide” and “The World A La Carte.” Trang is also the founder of a hybrid wellness program combining mindful eating, yoga, and meditation.

How often do you fly: About 6 times a year

How many countries have you been to: 30 or so countries

How many continents have you been to: 5 continents

Favorite American city: New York

Favorite international city: Paris

Least favorite country: don’t have one. Every place has something special to offer

Favorite World Heritage Site: Angkor Wat

Favorite airline: Cathay Pacific

Favorite aircraft type: 747

Aisle or window: window if in business or first class, aisle if in economy

Favorite airport lounge: JFK Lufthansa

Favorite U.S. airport: San Franciso

Favorite international airport: Narita

Favorite hotel: Grand Hyatt, Macau

Favorite cruise line: never been on a cruise

Favorite island: Bali

Favorite fancy restaurant: Le Bernardin

Favorite hole in the wall: any pho restaurant

Favorite fruit: mango

Favorite food: I don’t have one, but if I must choose something refreshing like Thai green papaya salad

Least favorite food: burgers and fries… that stuff is poison

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

Favorite travel movie(s): I don’t watch tv and can’t remember the last movie I saw.

Favorite travel show(s): (see above)

Favorite travel book(s): the “Culture Shock!” series

Right now I am reading: several books on the Dharma

Five things you bring on a plane: laptop, books, healthy raw snack, chocolate, sweater and socks (that’s 6 things!)

What do you always seem to forget: something important like a toothbrush!

What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport duty free store?: (nothing there!)

Favorite travel iPhone app(s): camera

Most embarrassing/worst travel moment: it’s so embarrassing I’m not telling but it involved a bus, a balloon and a few drinks!

What’s your dream destination: Australia

Favorite travel website(s) – besides, of course!:, of course!

Best travel tip: carry-on and backpack, no matter where you go and how long you’re there. Travel light and hassle-free!

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