Last-minute packer or plan-ahead packer?
I always pack one day ahead for a trip (I hate the anxiety of not having what I need or being under-geared), but I’m less stressed when I’m just going to my house in the country. Anything you won’t travel without?
I don’t travel without some camera (right now it’s the Sony RX100, an amazing point-and-shoot) or a sturdy tote.Favorite travel companion?
My favorite travel companion is, without a doubt, my wife, Yolanda. We’re a great team and generally love the same things (she doesn’t fish or hunt but humors my pursuits). How do you keep busy?
Activities upstate are pretty mellow and spontaneous. There is always some fishing, foraging and swimming. But the main activity is eating and drinking; we have great products in upstate New York to cook with and generally spend the whole day talking about what we’ll prepare for dinner.Any local spots you could suggest to us?
The Catskills are one of the most magical spots in the Northeast—I just love driving there. One of my favorite places to go is the Alpine Wurst & Meat House
not too far away in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. It’s like you just drove to Bavaria; they smoke and cure all their own meats, make the most amazing German sausages and have great old-school butchers on site. They also have a killer little German restaurant, which is terrific for lunch.Where are you hoping to go next?
I am really lucky that my job takes me all over the place but I am really ready for an extensive trip to Japan. I need to tick that one off the list big time.
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2. His own copy of The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen
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