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Stef Michaels

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:  Stef Michaels

Occupation:  Adventure Girl

Hometown:   Where ever I am at the time.

Residence:   Somewhere in the world… seriously.


Twitter: @adventuregirl



Bio: Stefanie Michaels, known to legions of fans as “Adventure Girl®,” has carved a unique niche in the world of travel and entertainment. Her website,, has been utilized by millions looking for tips on exciting places to visit, be it sleeping in an Ice Hotel in Reykjavík, Iceland, swimming with dolphins in the Bahamas, or tapping into the chicest eco-friendly destinations in travel today.

How often do you fly:  Every Week

How many countries have you been to:  (Rough estimate if you aren’t sure) over 60

How many continents have you been to:  Every one, except Antarctica

Favorite American city:   New York

Favorite international city:   Paris

Least favorite country:   none- it’s weird, I don’t have one.

Favorite World Heritage Site: Þingvellir National Park, Iceland

Favorite airline:  Any with wings

Favorite aircraft type:   Anything that flies.

Aisle or window:  Aisle

Favorite airport lounge:   Any that will have me!

Favorite U.S. airport:   Denver, I love the views when you land

Favorite international airport:   Frankfurt, it’s so efficient.

Favorite hotel:   any that have room service and French fries!

Favorite cruise line:  Smaller Yacht types

Favorite island:  Any with a sandy beach

Favorite fancy restaurant:   Daniel and DB Bistro in NYC (actually anything Daniel Boulud)/ Maze in London

Favorite hole in the wall:  A pizza place inside old Dubrovnik serving cornmeal crust pizza.

Favorite fruit:  Watermelon

Favorite food:   French fries

Least favorite food:   anything that looks back at you from the plate.

Favorite travel movie(s): Airplane and the spoof, Soul plane

Favorite travel show(s): I really only watch youtube. Does this count?

Favorite travel book(s):  Hemingway on Cuba

Five things you bring on a plane:  Snacks, computer, change of clothes to sleep in for long haul/red eyes, earplugs, under-eye cream

What do you always seem to forget:   I don’t forget things, I just leave things behind…

Favorite travel iPhone app(s):   any app that’s social, like Twitter.

Most embarrassing/worst travel moment:  I have no shame. I can sleep on a plane easily, but jerking myself awake when I’m sleeping and then drooling all over myself. Yep, I’m one of those…

What’s your dream destination:  Anywhere I haven’t been before.

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

Best travel tip:  Roll your clothes, and get it all in a carry on.

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