In the Blogosphere

Earlier this month, I received a couple of shout outs from the Blogosphere. Here’s the inside scoop:

Erin’s Travel Style

Here’s an excerpt from my May 2, 2012 “Travel Style” interview with Johnny Jet (

  • How often do you fly: At least once a month – usually long-haul flights
  • How many countries have you been to: 84
  • How many continents have you been to: 6
  • Favorite American city: NYC
  • Favorite international city: Istanbul
  • Least favorite country: Any country where women are systematically oppressed.
  • Favorite World Heritage Site: Angkor Wat
  • Favorite airline: Etihad
  • Favorite aircraft type: dunno
  • Aisle or window: Window
  • Favorite airport lounge: airport lounge – what’s that?!
  • Favorite U.S. airport: Atlanta
  • Favorite international airport: O.R. Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) in Johannesburg
  • Favorite hotel: Mandarin Oriental
  • Favorite cruise line: Seabourn
  • Favorite island: Zanzibar
  • Favorite fancy restaurant: Spruce, San Francisco
  • Favorite hole in the wall: Burma Superstar, tucked away on Clement Street in San Francisco
  • Favorite fruit: Fresh coconuts
  • Favorite food: Lebanese
  • Least favorite food: Laotian
  • Drink of choice : Spite (air) / 3-olive Martini (ground)
  • Favorite travel movie(s): War Photographer
  • Favorite travel show(s): Locked Up Abroad
  • Favorite travel book(s): Down Under
  • Right now I am reading: Michael Ondaatje’s Anil’s Ghost
  • Five things you bring on a plane: Kindle, iPod, inflatable travel pillow, Ibprofen, hand wipes with disinfectant
  • What do you always seem to forget: Where the bathroom is! I average a new country every 10 days, and each night I have a small panic attack just before I fall asleep about finding the bathroom in the dark.
  • Favorite travel iPhone app(s): CNNGo
  • Most embarrassing/worst travel moment: Pick one! Kenyan Airways flight with one engine out, head-on collision with a truck in Ethiopia, jumping from a moving car in Malawi, run over by a motorbike in Hanoi…
  • What’s your dream destination: Colombia’s Lost City
  • Favorite travel website(s) – besides, of course!: TripAdvisor
  • Best travel tip: Register with the U.S. State Department ( before traveling to receive in-country travel alerts and invitations to consulate events.

By the way…What’s your favorite international city? Write me!

Proud Passport Holder

I continue to be a big supporter of Tracey Friley’s Passport Party Project, which is helping 100 underserved American girls receive their first passports.

To participate in the campaign, I submitted my photo (along with my trekking friends) – all of us holding our passports!

I also submitted a photo of my Himalayan trekking guide Nirma Rai, ‘cause she’s super fabulous! Read why Nirma’s so great and peek at her passport pic too! Check out: Fabulous Nirma

Did you submit you photo yet? Do it today!

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This entry was posted on Monday, May 14th, 2012 and is filed under Media & FAQs.

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