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: Patti Londre
Occupation: Food and Travel Practitioner – blogger at Worth the Whisk and producer of Camp Blogaway
Hometown: Los Angeles
Residence: Playa Vista, CA
Website: WorthTheWhisk.com; CampBlogaway.com
Twitter: @worththewhisk; @campblogaway
Short Bio: A longtime food professional and award-winning public relations practitioner, now a passionate blogger on food, travel and lifestyle at www.WorthTheWhisk.com. Also producer of Camp Blogaway – The Original Bootcamp for Food and Recipe Bloggers.
How often do you fly: Just once a month
How many countries have you been to: 72, by last count
How many continents have you been to: All of them
Favorite American city: NYC
Favorite travel food memory: A pizza at Lou Pescadou’s Papeete, it was the first time I had pizza with an egg on top.
Favorite international city: Paris
Least favorite country: Mexico
Favorite World Heritage Site: Serengeti National Park
Favorite airline: American Airlines, only because I have gold status
Favorite aircraft type: 777 if first class, otherwise, as long as it has video at the seat, I am OK.
Aisle or window: Aisle
Favorite airport lounge: Any one that lets me in with my Admiral’s Club. Seriously I am not picky. Give me a chunk of cheese, Wi-Fi and a comfy chair, I’m good.
Favorite U.S. airport: Long Beach, CA – so tiny and convenient
Favorite international airport: Amsterdam Schiphol
Favorite hotel: Hotel de Crillon
Favorite cruise line: Regent
Favorite island: Aitutaki
Favorite hole in the wall: Noodle Planet, Westwood
Favorite fruit: Peaches straight off the tree
Favorite food: Pho
Least favorite food: Eggplant
Drink of choice (In the air and on the ground): Practically any red wine
Favorite travel movie(s): Cast Away. Although The English Patient, Out of Africa and the Indiana Jones movies make me itchy to hit the next exotic destination.
Favorite travel show(s): No Reservations
Favorite travel website(s) – besides JohnnyJet.com, of course!: Just yours.
Five things you bring on a plane: Homemade cheese sandwiches, iPad, Needlepoint, Chocolate, Emergen-C
What do you always seem to forget: Toothpaste
What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport duty free store?: Chocolate
Worst travel moment: I broke my arm in New York, traveling solo, had to arrange for surgery while there, then travel home with bolts and pins in my arm. Husband’s job at home (besides worry)? Get me a haircut appointment pronto.
Best travel tip: Hot air balloon in any country it’s available. Just awesome.
HEY, PATTI HAD ME WORK FOR HER SEVERAL TIMES………………………was happy to hear of her millinimum job……………….yes as Home Ecomomists we were business associates. Great to hear we both follow and think highly of JJ……………………..sailinsal…………sally milano