As you can tell from the photos, I get around quite a bit. Some of it is
business travel, some is pure vacation - although much of the vacation time, I
spend writing books, so what is business and what is vacation has a tendency to
blur ... in the end, I guess it is all in who is picking up the check when the
waiter comes sniffing around looking for money and tips. Speaking of tips, here
are some random thoughts about travel:
- When looking for air fare, book at least two weeks in advance ... you will normally save a lot.
- When you get to your hotel room, unpack your
- Hang your pants up by the pants leg ... it helps get wrinkles out.
- Do not stuff your suitcase too full.
- Do not check your luggage ... if they ask tell them you can lose
your luggage on your own.
- Avoid the tourist traps.
General eating tips:
- Don't talk with your mouth full (just kidding - but actually no)
- New York City - best variety of food anywhere. MUST HAVES: cheese
cake, and pizza
- Chicago - best steaks, very good Italian food as well. MUST HAVES:
- Austin - Awesome Tex Mex. MUST HAVE: Bar-b-que. Try the smoked
- San Antonio - Awesome Mexican food. MUST HAVE: try Mamacitas
- Atlanta - forget it.
- Columbus - forget it.
- Tampa - go to Ybor city. Try the Cuban food and Cigars
- Washington DC - nice variety
- Seattle - awesome seafood. MUST HAVE: Dungeness crab, and Oysters
- LA - go to Pinks outside Hollywood. ALSO try an In and Out Burger,
and a Carls Jr. burger
- New Orleans - best eating city outside of New York City. MUST
- Jambalaya - Pat O'Briens on Bourbon St.
- Hurricane - Pat O'Briens on Bourbon St.
- Gumbo - Chef Paul's K-Paul restaurant
- Beignets - Cafe Du Monde
- Pralines - little place in Jax Brewery called French Quarter