Way I Travel

David Warfel, Global MD, Zippo

Where do you live?

At the Zippo headquarters. The location is top secret.

What do you like most about travelling?

It is an adventure. Sometimes good, sometimes not. And I love meeting new people while I’m travelling.

What are your travel pet peeves?

Dealing with the challenges of a trip and the congested airports.

Which airline do you prefer travelling by?

I am a loyal member of the One World Alliance. But recently I flew by Emirates and completely fell in love with the service they offer.

Which is your favourite holiday destination?

In America, it is North California. In Asia, Thailand and India and in Europe, London and Prague.

Which is your favourite business destination?

Has to be the secret headquarters of Zippo.

What do you always carry in your cabin luggage?

A small laptop, my phone, a set of clothes and an emergency kit. If anything crops up during the flight, I know exactly where to look for. And every trip is incomplete without my watch with different time zones.

Describe your gadget arsenal.

An iPhone and a small Acer laptop. I love the keyboard on this.

Which is your preferred luggage brand?

I own a lot of luggage… hard and soft ones. I think I have more than 12 pieces lying around at home. I love carbon fibre luggage too, but it is way too expensive. And when it comes to a brand I trust, it has to be Samsonite. They have remarkable designs.

What’s playing on your iPod?

It is always a mix of things. Right about now it is some classic rock.

What are you currently reading?

Again, a couple of books. I like books that deal with pop culture, action and mysteries.  I love the way a book feels. I can never be happy with an e-reader.


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