Ask the grumpies: What is your favorite travel destination?

Leah asks:

What is your favorite travel destination?

#1:  This may seem kind of weak, but if I’m being completely honest, I think my current favorite travel destination is West LA.  I love the weather.  I love the hotels I stay in.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the food.  I wish I had more West coast conferences and fewer East coast ones (though thankfully the food has gotten better in the main place I go on the East Coast).  LA just makes me happy.  And West LA is surprisingly walkable.  I’m sure there are places in Europe that are lovely, but I have not presented at several overseas conferences because I just don’t want to spend all that time on the plane.  Flights to LA are much more reasonable.  Plus my favorite bakery in the part of Northern California where I conference the most went out of business.  :(

#2:  Italy

Grumpy nation, where you do like to travel best?

4 Responses to “Ask the grumpies: What is your favorite travel destination?”

  1. Alice Says:

    Most favorite is probably Olympic National Park in the spring. My favorite parts are all rainforest and cabin–stunningly beautiful and green, good hiking.

    Second most favorite–when I was doing solo travel– is probably New York City, for the museums and Central Park. I think it’ll probably be fun with family in a few years.

  2. ZM Says:

    Internationally: France. Because cheese (and also, I enjoy functioning in another language. I’d love to have enough time to work on my fluency more)

    In NZ (kind of home after 20 years of visits and a couple of stints living there) I love most places – but especially Golden Bay in summer. I also like Twizel because it has the BEST tiny bookshop (and hydroelectric power! And bike riding! And salmon farms!)

  3. Michael N Nitabach Says:

    Favorite places to travel are all big cities: San Francisco, Chicago, London, Amsterdam.

  4. natalieinne Says:

    Vancouver – I’m a big fan of the Northwest coast (I love the combination of mountains and ocean) and Vancouver gives off such a mellow vibe, but has all the big city amenities. It’s the only big city I would consider living in.


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