5 Minutes With BonVoyageurs

For McCool Travel’s 103rd travel profile, I am happy to present The BonVoyageurs, Denis and Lynn Gagnon.
The BonVoyageurs‘ bio:
“Denis and Lynn Gagnon have traveled the world for more than 45 years. Former international business travelers, they know how to travel —with class, comfort, and style. Members of the National Press Club, PTBA, NATJA, and IFWTWA. Denis and Lynn are sharing their joie de vivre through their travel blog BonVoyageurs.com and social media presence as BonVoyageurs. They are rated as the #1 most influential travel bloggers in the world and in the top 10 travel experts and influencers on social media. Their focus: Luxury escapes, cruises and city breaks for discerning business and leisure travelers.”

Bonvoyageurs – Denis Gagnon and Lynn Gagnon


Washington DC—at least that is the metropolitan area where we live currently. Lynn grew up in Philadelphia; I grew up in Quebec City.
Always in my luggage…
iPhone, iPad, global hotspot, energy bars, pens and notebooks, plug adapters, battery chargers, multi-USB chargers, car charger, plastic baggies, inflatable neck pillows, extra pair of eye glasses, wet wipes, dry wipes, dynaband and yoga strap, first aid kit
3 favorite home-away-from-home places…

  1. Nice, France
  2. Shangri-La Hotels
  3. King David Hotel, Jerusalem

A favorite travel memory is…
having lunch on the terrasse of La Colombe d’Or in Saint Paul de Vence, France

travel interview with Denis Gagnon and Lynn Gagnon, the BonVoyageurs
Denis and Lynn Gagnon, The BonVoyageurs

3 favorite travel brands…

  1. Skyroam global hotspot
  2. Scottevest travel clothing
  3. Ventev mobile accessories

3 money-saving travel tactics I use are…

  1. ITA Matrix airfare search engine
  2. USChinaTrip.com for flights to Asia
  3. local bank ATMs for money changing

3 ways that I have fun while traveling are …

  1. visit local food markets
  2. walk the main streets of the city
  3. eat at the top three local food restaurants

8 word (or less) travel mantra…
“Always focus on what you do like”
favorite non-travel website …
Baron Barclays Daily Bridge Column
most memorable souvenir …
silk Persian rug, a gift from a Saudi Arabian sheik
favorite cheap eat …
Zah Jiang Mian soup from Beijing
recent discovery …
the awesome touristic appeal of Tel Aviv
I am fortunate to have met …
Charlie Rose
I would like to meet …
Peter Greenberg

Thank you so much, Denis and Lynn, for taking a few minutes to share your travel inspiration and tips.
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