When you anchor your entire trip around eating and drinking, instead of silly things like action sports or sculpture, you hedge against bad weather, and circumstance, and Carl. You may be underwhelmed by a historic battlefield, but nothing tastes as boring as learning history feels.
So go forth, my gluttonous globetrotters! Plan barbecue odysseys to Austin, pizza tours to Naples, and dumpling sojourns to... well, pretty much anywhere, because all sorts of cultures make dumplings! Hooray! Forget about trying to “soak up” the “local culture” of Montreal, or Montevideo, or Manilla, and focus your energy on trying to eat & drink it instead.
I can’t promise your next vacation will be transcendent if you do this, but I can promise that it won’t suck.
(Unless you go with Carl Icahn. Dude’s the worst.)
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