Why do we like Jaime Vogel? For one thing, she shattered the male stranglehold on American Way's Ultimate Road Warrior Search, becoming the first grand-prize winner in the contest's five-year history with two X chromosomes. But just as good was the fact that she gave us the best laugh-out-loud moment during the photo shoot, when she tossed in this quip amid all the polite, nice-to-meet-you chitchat:  "You know what three little words a road warrior wants to hear more than anything, right? 'Exit-row window!'?" We weren't surprised by Jaime's quick wit, since we got a taste of it on her blog, which she says is the next-best place to being at home. She started it during a frustrating flight delay, using it to vent about all the aggravations of the road warrior lifestyle. Since then, it's morphed into an insightful diary as well as a useful tool for her friends and family to keep up with her when she's traveling ... even when she's sitting on a mountain.  A New Yorker, Jaime is relatively fearless about living in the biggest, baddest metropolis in the United States. But when she found out she was going to have to pose on a mountainside for her photo shoot (and not in business attire), she tried valiantly to talk us out of it. ("It's just not me at all ... I don't even own hiking boots … I can bring great black pants or a skirt suit and heels …")  In the end, though, Jaime showed true grit and spirit, conquering her misgivings and doing what was required to get the job done right. Now that's an Ultimate Road Warrior.



Second-Prize Winner
Mark Satinsky



I'm 49 years old, but I feel like I'm … 25 to 30. I feel very young at heart.



My first airplane trip was … When I was 20, to go to college in Buffalo, New York.



When I was a little boy, I wanted to grow up to be … An entrepreneur, which I am.



Five years from now, I want to …
Be in a position where my wife and I will be able to do whatever we want, and maybe we'll live in Colorado, Arizona, or New Mexico.



Mary Ann or Ginger? Mary Ann. Ginger had big hair.



If I'm having a party and have to prepare one dish, it would be … Tabouli.



Sing in the car or shower? Car.



My go-to song when I'm in the mood to belt out a tune: Anything by Bob Dylan or the Grateful Dead.