Hometown: New York.
Occupation: Integrative physician.
Favorite destinations: South Africa, Brazil, Bali, GoldenEye Resort in Jamaica.
Dying to visit: Cartagena, Columbia, and India.
In-flight relaxation regime: My iPod with good headphones.
Always in carry-on: My acupuncture needles and probiotics.
Concierge or DIY? Definitely DIY.
See it all or take it easy? Depends where, but generally take it easy.
Drive or be driven? Drive.
Travel hero: My late mother. She was a fearless traveler.
Weirdest thing seen on travels: An enormous elephant eating a couple of trees right in front of our bungalow in a game park in South Africa.
Best hotel amenity: A good gym.
I dream about my meal at Grand on the Beach in Cape Town.
Everywhere I go, I check out the local music stores (now disappearing), beaches (I am a beach bum), and gyms (only sometimes).
When I arrive in a new place, I learn the lay of the land by studying two or three maps and then walking everywhere when possible.
I always bring home music from the area.
I travel for the chill.