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Actor William Shatner On the Secret to a Successful Trip and How There's No Place Like Home

Oct. 29, 2016
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Actor William Shatner On the Secret to a Successful Trip and How There's No Place Like Home
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William Shatner knows a good deal when he sees one — if that wasn't the case, the legendary actor of "Star Trek" and "Boston Legal" fame would not have been the face of for so many years. Here, the Negotiator himself offers packing advice and proves to be like Dorothy from the "Wizard of Oz" when asked about where he's always wanted to go.

What packing tips do you have?

Roll everything up, including the toilet paper.

What's the secret to a successful trip?

Sleep — ensure it.

Where have you always wanted to go but haven't yet?

I always want to go home. There's no place like home.

What items can you not leave home without?

My passport, my wallet and my shoes.

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What's the last stamp on your passport?

Actually I just renewed my passport so everything is blank. I am looking forward to filling the pages again.

What's your favorite weekend getaway and why?

Lying in bed at home and watching CNN.

What's the best trip you've ever taken?

The voyage home.

What's your favorite airport?

Los Angeles (LAX).

Favorite hotel?

Chez Shatner.

Are you a points guy?

Absolutely! Get everything as cheaply as possible. See

If so, what do you use your frequent flyer miles on?


How often do you fly?

Almost all the time.

What's your favorite VIP perk?

Friendly pat-downs at the airport.

Checked bag or carry-on?

Don’t leave anything up to the airlines.

Red-eye or day flight?

When you’re on camera, a red-eye shows.

Featured image by William Shatner. Image courtesy of Shatner's World.