I am currently on travel for work. Attending a conference in San Francisco next week.
My brother lives near there so I went up a bit early to visit. Air fare was way cheaper that way.
Anyway. It cuts into working on my book. But feeds lots of info for it. For example, I am staying in Napa valley where he has a nice mountain house. The place is surrounded by vineyards in various states of repair. My book has an abandoned vineyard in it and it really helps to see actual overgrown vineyards. I also love the different trees. My brother actually has old growth redwoods on his place. Beautiful.
--People watching is great too.