Travel Style: Leo Laporte

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.

Editor’s note: On July 27, 2013 I interviewed Leo Laporte on his radio/net show. The transcript is below but you can also listen and watch the interview using this  (our segment begins at 1:20).

Leo Laporte

Leo Laporte

Name: Leo Laporte

Occupation: Chief `TWIT Officer

Hometown: Manhattan, New York City

Residence: Petaluma, CA







Short Bio: Currently Leo hosts a national radio technology talk show every Saturday and Sunday from 2-5p Eastern on over 180 stations on the Premiere Radio Networks including XM Channel 166. He also appears regularly on many television and radio programs including Live with Kelly.

Founded in April, 2005, his TWiT Netcast Network produces some of the most popular podcasts in the world including this WEEK in TECH, Security Now!, Windows Weekly, MacBreak Weekly, This Week in Google, and The Giz Wiz with more than 5 million listeners each month.

In May, 2008, Leo launched a live streaming video version of TWiT called TWiT Live with 30 hours of original programming each week. 2.6 million people watched TWiT Live in its first month and the numbers continue to grow. TWiT broadcasts from a 10,000 square foot live-streaming video studio in Petaluma, California.

How often do you fly: About four times a year

How many countries have you been to: Over 25

How many continents have you been to: Six

Favorite American city: New York and San Francisco

Favorite international city: Paris

Least favorite country: North Korea

Favorite World Heritage Site: Machu Picchu

Favorite airline: Emirates

Favorite aircraft type: 747

Aisle or window: Window

Favorite airport lounge: Frankfurt

Favorite U.S. airport: Burbank

Favorite international airport: SFO

Favorite ho Leading Hotels of the World / Shangri-La Singapore

Favorite cruise line: I think Seabourn will be

Favorite island: Tasmania

Favorite fancy restaurant: L’atelier de Joel Robuchon in Las Vegas

Favorite hole in the wall: Mamas Cookin north of the SFO Airport

Favorite fruit: Ugli

Favorite food: Spaghetti

Least favorite food: Pig’s ears

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

Five things you bring on a plane: iPad, Mac Book Air, Briggs & Riley bag, current phone of choice, Etymotic in-ear monitors

What do you always seem to forget: Glasses

What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport duty free store? Havana cigars

Favorite travel iPhone app(s): TripIt

Most embarrassing travel moment: Left my son Henry’s luggage at home and had to fly the next day.

Worst travel moment: When Jennifer (my ex-wife) lost her passport in France.

What’s your dream destination: Kyoto

Best travel tip: Bring Etymotic in-ear monitors and Don’t leave your passport at home.


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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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