I love to travel off the beaten path and when visiting a place, I enjoy going where the locals go versus the "touristy" places. That isn't to say I would avoid going to the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre, for instance, if visiting Paris (both are wonderful places), however, I like to dine at local spots or stay in less touristy hotels/inns/b&bs, and I always ask the locals for hidden gems or recommendations for places that they would go to living there and where many tourists don't venture to. I feel it makes the travel experience richer and more rewarding. I like to incorporate music into my travels (whether it be going to a concert or going to a jam session to play with other musicians). I try to travel every year to at least one place I have not been before.