Travel Style: Jackie DesForges

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.

Jackie DesForges

Name: Jackie DesForges

Occupation: Freelance writer, Marketing Coordinator for

Hometown: Los Angeles

Residence: Chicago




Short Bio: Jackie DesForges is a writer from Los Angeles currently living in Chicago. To date she has served as a student ambassador in England and France, a volunteer in Mexico, an art student on the Riviera, and a fledgling travel writer in Edinburgh. She has also dragged her exceptionally heavy backpack through several other countries along the way. Currently she spends her time blogging about travels past and present at , talking about Breaking Bad on Twitter, and serving as the Marketing and Advertising Coordinator for .

How often do you fly: Only a few times a year, sadly!

How many countries have you been to: 17

How many continents have you been to: 2

Favorite American city: Chicago

Favorite international city: Nice, France

Least favorite country: Austria (Vienna was mean to me twice)

Favorite World Heritage Site: Le Mont Saint Michel

Favorite airport lounge: El Al – it is also the only airport lounge I’ve experienced.

Favorite U.S. airport: Anything but JFK

Favorite international airport: Anything but CDG

Favorite food: Mexican

Least favorite food: Thai

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

Favorite travel movie(s): Before Sunrise

Favorite travel show(s): House Hunters International

Favorite travel book(s): Martha Gellhorn’s travel essays

Right now I am reading: Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections

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

Five things you bring on a plane: Book, music, facewash, socks, gum

What do you always seem to forget: Pajamas

What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport duty free store? As much alcohol as possible.

Favorite travel iPhone app(s): Viber (free calling/texting using wifi)

Most embarrassing/worst travel moment: Most that involved drinking

What’s your dream destination: Any remote island

Best travel tip:  Always bring duct tape!


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I used to be afraid to fly and at times even leave the house! I conquered my fear (long story) and now I travel to 20+ countries a year sharing my firsthand knowledge, tips and deals with friends, family and readers. Please sign up to our free newsletters and tell your friends!

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