THIRD PLACE, MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA

Justin Forer

Occupation: Consultant, IBB Consulting Group

Band/Artist: The Roots

Album: Things Fall Apart

Our Favorite Reason Why He Thinks He’s the Ultimate Road Warrior: “I once decorated my NYC apartment to look like a hotel room so that I felt like I was on the road when I was at home.”

Third Prize: One three-night vacation for two at the Hilton Papagayo Resort & Spa in Costa Rica
One BlackBerry Storm smartphone from Verizon
One $100 Verizon Wireless gift card

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Having already set foot on three continents, we would then head down to Africa. We would go on a safari through the Serengeti just northwest of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; experience the Return to Innocence Lost that Livingstone felt while exploring Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe; and sip wine at all the great vineyards near Cape Town, South Africa. But this would not be The End of our trip, as Australia would be the next stop. We would catch the Spark of fireworks on the Sydney Harbour Bridge , venture into the Outback where our chance of seeing a crocodile would be 100% (Dundee would be proud of us). ... ”

20 Things You Should Know About Me

1. I am a die-hard fan of the Miami Dolphins, the Miami Heat and the University of Miami Hurricanes.

2. I was in a TV commercial when I was 5 years old (for Viewtron; check it out on YouTube).

3. My favorite movies are Raging Bull and Animal House — both brilliant, critically acclaimed films.

4. I am in the process of starting my own travel-related website: OnTheStandbyList.com.

5. I’m a third-generation Miami native, but I lived in NYC and STL [St. Louis] for 15 years.

6. I still can’t slam-dunk, but I’m hoping that I have one more growth spurt coming my way.

7. My wife and I have visited approximately 40 countries between the two of us — only 155 more to go!

8. I won the Miami Herald Silver Knight Award for excellence in academics and community service in high school.

9. I once sat next to Shakira on an AA flight. I think we have now both been on magazine covers!

10. I played in the 2005 World Series of Poker but came up just short (by about 5,000 people) of winning the grand prize.

11. If I could, I would eat breakfast for every meal.

12. I once rode an elephant through Thailand’s Golden Triangle.

13. Since I am usually on about 10 planes per month, I read and reread American Way more than any other periodical.

14. I tried to get the Roots to be the band at my wedding.

15. My wife, most of my friends and all of my coworkers have never seen me without a beard.

16. I don’t open my candy at the movies until the opening credits start. Why waste all those Milk Duds during the previews?

17. My wife dreams of a closet full of Louboutins; I dream of a closet full of Reef sandals.

18. I have seen every single James Bond movie.

19. After Hurricane Katrina, I started a mileage drive to collect frequent-flier miles to donate to victims of the storm.

20. I have an original seat from the Orange Bowl in my apartment.