Friday, December 9, 2011

Some of My Fave Destinations + More Travel Tips

Whenever someone finds out I'm a travel writer, invariably they'll ask, "What's your favorite place?" My response is that I love every place I visit, for different reasons. I hate to single out one destination because every country, state or city has something to offer. I'm also often asked what's my favorite destination for great food. Again, I find culinary delights all over the world, even in places not known for their cuisine. But Shane at National RV Parks interviewed me recently and wanted to pin me down with regard to these and other questions, including why I decided to start this blog, did I always want to travel the world, and what tips would I give a newbie traveler.

Aside from doing tons of research beforehand, I always recommend everyone carry a well-stocked first-aid kit. (All manner of maladies can occur on the road, even when you're not far from home.) It's also interesting that he asked me why I started JtheTravelAuthority considering the third-year anniversary is rapidly approaching. (I wrote my first post on December 13, 2008.) And, in case you're wondering about my favorite destination that I would revisit over and over again, that would be Spain. (I just returned from Madrid where I bicycled their brand-new landscaped promenade that parallels the Manzanares River.) As far as the place that puts me in foodie heaven, it's Malaysia. (I get easily bored but there's no way to become tired of the seemingly endless spices, herbs and ingredients found in Malaysian cuisine.)


 Check out my interview at National RV Parks here.

8 comments:

Alexandra said...

My favorite destination is not far away ... Portugal. Was just talking about a return trip with my husband.

JTravel said...

Hi Alexandra, I hope you and your husband are able to return to Portugal. And, if you need any tips, don't hesitate to ask.

Vera Marie Badertscher said...

I have not been to Portugal, but it is calling to me. Greece, of course, is my favorite (me, who never returns to the same spot has been there 5 times.) And for food, I think Taiwan was tops.

JTravel said...

Hi Vera, I've not been to Taiwan yet but it's on my list. (I even have a friend who lives there but it's just never worked out yet.) I adore Greece, especially bicycling through the little villages in the mountains. Hope you make it to Portugal.

MyKidsEatSquid said...

I think my favorite would depend on the mood I'm in. Since it's holiday time, I'd love to be in either Vienna or Prague.

JTravel said...

Hi MyKidsEatSquid, I'm actually planning a trip where I bicycle a greenway that goes from Vienna to Prague. Hoping to do it in summer 2012.

Casey@Good. Food. Stories. said...

Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos... I agree, I think I could eat my way around there for months and be quite happy indeed!

JTravel said...

Hi Casey, I still have to make it to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. I'm sure I'll be captivated by the cuisine, too.