I live in Brooklyn and work in book publishing and travel often, for work and pleasure. Most recently was a trip to Rome which BLEW MY MIND. I feel like I need another 17 lifetimes to uncover the riches of that city. My favorite thing to do when travelling is to find people who can show me their favorite things about a city. Also, to eat. Also, to go to a park and read a book-- sounds unadventurous, but I usually end up people-watching as much as I read, and it makes me feel like i can glimpse what it might be like to live wherever it is I'm merely visiting.