People ask me for my favorite destination; I can't really answer that because I've been to such a variety of places. But Italy always stands out: for the people, the food, the art and architecture, and the joi de vivre. I really like India for many of the same reasons (except the food, which I don't like)—the intensity with which Indians live their lives, the colors, sounds, and smells are awesome. I'm kind of a nerd and will poke into anything resembling a temple, cathedral, shrine, or museum. UNESCO World Heritage Sites are always a draw and they rarely disappoint—I've been to 230 of them in 72 countries.

  I've traveled the Silk Road, stumbled through pre-historic caves, and eaten at The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe (in Nagarkot, Nepal); have ridden horses, donkeys, two types of camel, elephants, a yak, and a Segway; have flown in a helicopter, open-cockpit biplanes, Cessnas, turboprops, and jets (have not, and will not, get into a hot-air balloon); I like trains and have ridden them all over Europe back in the day; and also narrow-gauge steam trains in Eritrea and India; I've been carried by oxcarts, donkey carts, camel carts, chicken buses, zodiacs, jeeps, motorcycles, tuk-tuks, funiculars, and cable cars—rowboats, long-tail boats, canoes, riverboats, and cruise liners.

  It's been a long, strange trip.

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