MLRT: Best Travel Tip
Robert: Don’t overlook local sports events. Even if you’re not much of a sports fan, catching a high school basketball game, Quebecois major-junior hockey, locals playing cricket can be one of the best ways to connect with locals in their environment.
MLRT: Your favorite recipe?
Robert: Me cook? I have no patience to cook anything. I have a theory: if it takes longer to make than eat, I’m not interested. So I make sandwiches. Preferably with toasted bread. And eaten slowly enough to justify the process.
MLRT: Best vacation you ever had?
Robert: Travel is not always a vacation. And much of what I’ve done, and enjoyed so much, has more been connected with ‘work’ in recent years. Probably one of my favorites was going to study Spanish alone in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala a decade ago. Stayed with a family, learned a lot, did amazing side trips and just settled into Guate life for a couple weeks. Also, I’ll never forget getting my dad to meet me at Mt Rushmore not long before he died and hearing him, unexpectedly, let out a ‘ooh!’ when we first saw it. I knew he always wanted to see and never had.
MLRT: If you could meet anyone, past or present, who would it be?
Robert: Crazy Horse. Can you imagine?
MLRT: Best use of social media for Travel
Robert: I get all sorts of great advice for planning a trip before I go. Once I’m there, it’s sometimes better to put the phone away.