N.B.: Fathom Away has an awesome questionnaire they often post, completed by different people. I decided to fill it out, because I’ll do anything to avoid packing.
Hometown: A sum of my historical locations: New York, Washington, D.C., St. Louis, and Chicago
Favorite destinations: New York, San Francisco, Madrid, Paris
Dying to visit: Marrakech, Istanbul, Cuba
In-flight relaxation regime: Sudoku, This American Life podcasts, Melatonin
Always in carry-on: Headphones, kid-type snacks (applesauce, fruit leather, nuts), pen, notebook, iPad
Concierge or DIY? DIY!
See it all or take it easy? See *everything*, time naps for when smartphone needs a recharge.
Drive or be driven? Be driven, and mass transit forever.
Weirdest thing seen on travels: On a bus in Lima, a lady with a chicken in her handbag. Cannot decide if it was her pet or her dinner...
Best hotel amenity: A powerful blowdryer, a big bathtub, free bottled water.
I dream about my meal at Quimet y Quimet in Barcelona. That cheese plate!
Everywhere I go, I check out the local food market, and the snack aisle in the grocery store.
When I arrive in a new place, I learn the lay of the land by Google Maps with stars I’ve been placing in that city for who-knows-how-long.
I always bring home a piece of jewelry, and some honey.
If I never return to Florida it’ll be too soon because it’s the land of strip malls and chain restaurants.
I travel for the new way, and the fresh perspectives.