I'm Canadian, but living in the UK as a master's student, pursuing a career in opera. Most of my travelling at this point is limited to the places I'm auditioning, but I try to catch what sites I can while I am there.
If I'm vacationing I'm eager to get out and see the sites -- but when I'm on an audition trip I crave a place I can relax, read, perhaps do some casual sight-seeing, get a good night's sleep, and (if I am terribly lucky) possibly get in a bit of singing practice! I'll be sure to let any potential host know which type of trip I'm on :D
Regardless of whether I'm travelling for business or fun, I'm eager to hear about any local food gems. An adorable cafe. A to-die-for bakery. It seems like my travels revolve around food and I am A-OK with that!