I am a Chef at Vic & Anthony's. I love to travel and love to eat when I travel. In fact, most of my traveling revolves around eating. I frequent Chicago and San Fransisco several times yearly, and have lived overseas for years at a time.
Generally when I travel I prefer to stay in the homes of friends and family, but barring that would vastly prefer to stay somewhere homy over a hotel. It makes any and every trip more pleasant.