I have 3 first names- first name being Eric; middle name being Douglas; last name being Joe. I answer to all of them.
When traveling, I'm looking to accomplish the following (in order of importance)
1) Experience life as a local.
2) Do or experience something that will make for a memorable story. Almost getting killed by a king cobra in Thailand's rainforest is probably the most story-worthy adventure, though I'm very mild mannered and try to steer clear of trouble. Seriously. The thing ambushed me.
3) Eat as if it were my last meal.
4) Obligatory tourist destinations (maybe)