Meet the Hotelier: John Voigtmann
Hometown: Pienza, Italy.
Favorite destinations: Todos Santos, Mexico; Siracusa, Italy; Kep, Cambodia; Cartagena, Colombia.
Dying to visit: Burma.
Bizarre travel rituals: Tapping my wedding ring on the entrance of the plane door. EVERY TIME.
In-flight relaxation regime: Eye shades, earplugs, nasal moisturizer.
Always in carry-on: Neck pillow, iPad, and my two-year-old.
Concierge or DIY? DIY for sure.
See it all or take it easy? Take it easy.
Drive or be driven? I love to drive, even in the craziest of places.
Travel hero: Bruce Chatwin.
Weirdest thing seen on travels: Skittish post-traumatic-stress suffering elephants in Mozambique.
Best hotel amenity: Open air, private hotel tub at the Casa Jaguar villa at Imanta in Punta Mita, Mexico.
I dream about my meal at La Pineta, Marina di Bibbona, Tuscany.
Everywhere I go, I check out the local street markets.
When I arrive in a new place, I learn the lay of the land by taking a long walk.
I always bring home match books. (I travel light.)
If I never return to Houston, it'll be too soon because I could never get rental car over the 26-lane highways in time to make the exits.
I travel for the fun of it.