Travel Style: Sheila Donnelly Theroux

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.

Sheila Donnelly Theroux

Name: Sheila Donnelly Theroux

Occupation: Luxury branding and public relations consultant

Hometown: Honolulu

Residence: Pupukea and Cape Cod






Short Bio: Curiosity and high energy are my life’s brief. Luxury global PR,  love the strategy and design of a good, fun launch. Yet to conquer: riding a bicycle

How often do you fly: 10-12/year

How many countries have you been to: 26 and counting

How many continents have you been to: All but Antarctica and I want to go on an expedition there with Passage to Africa

Favorite American city: New York

Favorite international city: Mumbai

Least favorite country: North Korea

Favorite World Heritage Site: Fatehpur Sikri

Favorite airline: Cathay

Favorite aircraft type: 777-300

Aisle or window: Aisle

Favorite airport lounge: Swiss Lounge Basel-Mulhouse

Favorite U.S. airport: Miami

Favorite international airport: Terminal 3 Beijing International

Favorite ho Falaknuma

Favorite cruise line: Compagnie du Ponant

Favorite island: Oahu

Favorite fancy restaurant: Eleven Madison Park

Favorite hole in the wall:  Sidestreet Inn

Favorite fruit: Figs

 Favorite food: Indian or Italian

Least favorite food: Tiny helpless birds

Drink of choice (In the air and on the ground) Scotch

Favorite travel movie(s): The Motorcycle Diaries, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Favorite travel show(s): Peter Greenberg Specials

Favorite travel book(s): The Great Railway Bazaar

Right now I am reading: The Lower River

Five things you bring on a plane: Pillow, blanket, Zolt, movie, book, knitting

What do you always seem to forget: A fantasy

What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport duty free store? A shiny, sparkly $5 surprise

Favorite travel iPhone app(s): Fruit Ninja, Yelp, Foursquare, Instagram, flightracker

Most embarrassing/worst travel moment: Missing the plane, landing in the wrong city

What’s your dream destination: Two months in a cooking class in Italy

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

Best travel tip: Always have a list and a smile.


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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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