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: Jamie Lynn Sigler
Occupation: Founding Partner J Public Relations
Hometown: Plymouth, Massachusetts
Residence: San Diego
Short Bio: Jamie Lynn Sigler is an accomplished public relations professional and savvy entrepreneur. In 2005, she co-founded bi-coastal public relations agency, J Public Relations (JPR), which is now regarded as one of the top travel and hospitality public relations firms in the industry. A recognized and respected expert in the PR world, Jamie has been instrumental in launching and publicizing some of the nation’s most prestigious hotels, restaurants and nightclubs. Jamie’s strengths lie in building solid client relationships, creative campaigns, trendsetting within the industry and strategy that scores top media placements.
Over the course of Jamie’s career, she has led publicity campaigns for countless hospitality brands including: Starwood Luxury Collection Properties, Enlightened Hospitality Group, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, L’Auberge de Sedona, Gerber Group, Block16 Hospitality, JC Resorts, Rancho Valencia, W Hotels, Westin Hotels and Hard Rock Hotels & Resorts to name a few.
Jamie’s reputation and contacts are unparalleled in television, print and online media. Her clients are regularly featured in the top media outlets in the country including: The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, US Weekly, The Today Show, CNBC, E! Entertainment Television, CNN.com, Robb Report, Town & Country, Sunset Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Los Angeles Times and Travel + Leisure.
A tastemaker and trendsetter, Jamie has been instrumental in earning JPR its prominent reputation in the public relations industry. In 2012, JPR was named one of the top 50 most influential PR firms on Twitter with more than 17,000 followers. The San Diego Business Journal ranked JPR in the top 30 Fastest Growing Businesses in San Diego as well as the top 50 Women Run Businesses in the city. SD Metro acknowledged Jamie as one of the magazine’s 40 Under 40 award recipients for excellence in business and community service.
Jamie, a graduate of East Carolina University, is as passionate about public service as she is about public relations. She volunteers her time and expertise to various civic organizations including Make A Wish, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter and Toussaint Academy. When Jamie isn’t helping to lead her 40 person all female staff she enjoys skiing, pilates, reading, spending time with her family and traveling the world.
How often do you fly: Average of six times a month
How many countries have you been to: 19
How many continents have you been to: 4
Favorite American city: Boston, I have lived in seven states but will always consider Massachusetts my home (my father is a retired USMC Lt. Colonel)
Favorite international city: Venice, Italy
Least favorite country: Don’t have one
Favorite World Heritage Site: Statue of Liberty
Favorite airline: Lufthansa
Favorite aircraft type: 747
Aisle or window: Window
Favorite airport lounge: Delta Sky
Favorite U.S. airport: SFO – Virgin America Terminal
Favorite international airport: Munich Airport
Favorite hotel: Le Parker Meridien Palm Springs
Do you unpack into the dresser/closet? Or live out of your suitcase? Unpack into the dresser and closet #always
Favorite cruise line: Not a cruiser but loved chartering a boat from The Moorings in the BVI
Favorite island: Hvar, Croatia
Favorite fancy restaurant: La Villa Mahana, Bora Bora
Favorite hole in the wall: Golden Fountain, Hyannis, Massachusetts
Favorite fruit: Pomegranate
Favorite food: Steamed Maine Lobster
Least favorite food: Refried Beans
Drink of choice (In the air and on the ground): Always: Water with fresh lemon
After 5 PM: Greygoose Soda Tall glass with extra lime or the biggest boldest glass of Cab I can get my hands on
Favorite travel movie(s): Thelma and Louise, European Vacation
Favorite travel show(s): Anthony Bourdain NO Reservations
Favorite travel book(s): Lonely Planet Eastern Europe
Right now I am reading: Lean In
Top 3 favorite travel newsletters/magazines/blogs: Hotel Chatter, AFAR, Tripadvisor.com
Favorite travel website(s) – besides JohnnyJet.com, of course!: JohnnyJet.com (of course), Tiffanytravels.com, Elitetravelgal.com
Five things you bring on a plane: Kerstin Florian Rehydrating Neroli Water, Sugar Lip Balm, iPad, cozy socks, spare bathing suit (love L Space right now) and a bright colored pashmina that can double as a blanket on the plane
What do you always seem to forget: Toothpaste
What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport duty free store? Chanel Lipgloss #166
Favorite travel iPhone app(s): Uber, XE Currency Exchange
Most embarrassing travel moment: Checked into the skycap and didn’t realize until after I walked away why he was so nice to me and cracking up, the back of my dress was tucked into my underwear…YIKES!
Worst travel moment: Realizing after 24 hours of travel home to Cape Cod from California in a snowstorm that my husband hadn’t put my suitcase in the car on Christmas Eve and we had to drive back to Logan to retrieve it (5 hours round trip) but at least it was still there!
What’s your dream destination: Right now I’m dreaming about Turkey and planning a Gorilla Trek through Africa
Favorite travel charity: Make A Wish
Best travel tip: Being NICE gets you everywhere!