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Follow me to Livermore Valley 🍷🍇 Everyone knows Napa and Sonoma, but @visitcalifornia actually has 100+ wine growing regions. Livermore is one of the oldest (and the birthplace of Cali Chardonnay) with 30+ tasting rooms, making it perfect for entry level wine enthusiasts to sip and swirl without pretension. They host fun events throughout the year like Taste our Terrior in July which tests your palate with blind tastings. Long story short? Always look beyond the beaten path and remember to ask wine, not wine not.
Where are you originally from?
Chicago, IL USA
In one word or sentence, how do you describe your people?
On a scale of 1-10, how well does your country speak English?
10 , it’s kinda our language 🙂
Can you give a key phrase/word/expression that people in your country usually say?
Let’s hang out / Chill
How do I say “hello/thank you/please/sorry” in your language?
Just like that!
Are you more like laid back or party people?
Depends who you meet, hard to stereotype an entire country
Best food? Weirdest food? Local food to try?
Each region really has it’s own local delicacies, but in general meat and potatoes is pretty standard. The coasts have good seafood, the South has Cajun/Creole. Farm-to-table is a big trend.
Best drink? Local drink to try?
How is breakfast served in your country?
A standard American breakfast typically includes eggs, potatoes, and bacon (duh). Brunch is also serious business.
The best festival to attend?
Coachella, Burning Man or Mardi Gras
Which sport are you guys crazy about?
What excursions and/or activities do you extremely suggest that visitors MUST do?
Visit as many of the national parks as possible
What is/are the most surreal places/landmarks to visit?
Sooo many! The Grand Canyon, Valley of Fire, Yellowstone, Statue of Liberty
Can you name a place that most people have not heard of? A secret spot perhaps!
Fly Geyser in Nevada
Where can visitors find the best beach?
San Diego, California
If I’m staying for less than a week, which city should I choose?
San Francisco – incredible culture, food and landmarks.
How many days at least should a visitor spend in your country?
Oh gosh, depends how many states you want to hit. Each city is worthy of at least 3-4 days.
When is the best time to visit?
Can you give an interesting trivia about your country?
There’s a rumor that the founding fathers originally wanted the mascot to be a rattlesnake or a turkey, not a bald eagle because their chirp isn’t exactly intimidating.
What is your country’s most popular stereotype/cliché?
Red solo cups at parties
Are you a traveler? Which place is your favorite so far?
Absolutely – Thailand, Patagonia, Turkey…the list goes on and on.
What’s your best travel story?
I became a certified Viking in Iceland – it’s basically the best resume builder ever.
Why do you love traveling?
Life is short and the world is wide. There’s just so much to learn and explore and the more you travel, the more you see that at the end of the day, we’re really not that different.
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