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Q: How many frequent-flier miles do you have? A: I have three accounts with about half a million each.
But I use my miles all the time. As fast as I fill them up, I'm using them.
Q: What's in your carry-on bag?
A: I always travel with earplugs, an eye mask, noise-cancelling headphones and my iPod. I always travel with my computer, a good book, a journal, some Sudoku and movies . . .
I really enjoy travelling because of the opportunity to escape communication . . . I'm dreading that there may come a time when people are going to be allowed to use cellphones on planes. I think it's absolutely insane.
Q: How do you think you'd do as one of the racers?
A: I have absolutely no desire to race around the world for a million dollars. It's not on my list of things to do before I die . . .
I enjoy watching these racers go around the world because I think it's unique for them. I like watching what they do and their reactions.
I don't really want to subject myself to being under a microscope for 30-something days.
Q: One of the things The Amazing Race is known for is its pretty challenging detours and roadblocks.
Are these activities selected because of a certain fear a racer may have?
A: There have certainly been times - because we know going into the race what people are afraid of - where they end up facing those fears.
But to me the best challenges are not necessarily things like bungee jumping but the more indigenous challenges. Milking a camel, for instance.
Pretty much all of us can go bungee jumping somewhere. It's more predictable than finding out what happens when you take a bunch of Americans to Africa and ask them to milk a camel.
That's so out there and so different that to me, the reactions, the television moments, are inherently more interesting.