Twipper of the Week: Michael Hodson from Go See Write.

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Current city: Amberg, Germany

Age: 46

What makes you interesting: That is a damn good question. I like to think that I can hold a fairly reasonable conversation and possess a wide range of completely worthless trivia to enliven things. And I’ll occasionally buy strangers drinks.

Total countries visited: I think about 80 or so. I haven’t counted in a while.

Most magical place on Earth: Absolutely adore New Zealand. I am headed there in a few weeks for the first time since 2010 and I can’t wait to get back. In my mind, the best place on Earth.

Best travel advice: Don’t over plan. Too often, I run into people that have booked every flight, bus, and train. They have booked every hotel and scheduled almost every minute of every day. Leave yourself the flexibility of spontaneity. You won’t regret it.

What people say when they travel with you: I think people most often say that it is good how easily I go with the flow when I travel. Things inevitably go wrong on the road and you need to relax and just deal with it as it comes along, hopefully absent anger and frustration.

#1 thing you must do when traveling: Check the sports scores for my various teams on a pretty much daily basis. I may have left the States, but I want to know how my teams are doing.

Next travel destination: Istanbul, then Dubai, then….. New Zealand!!