framah, like I said, there's much more to life than making images and being really slim. Places to eat, stay and see that are not really photo ops are really good (maybe literally).
I have a couple of books on "road food." They list places, usually within a few miles of an Interstate highway. I try them for myself when all else fails. It really is hard to beat a good grocery store and kitchen in my van, but sometimes I don't want to cook, (even more often), clean up. So it is road food.
It is sometimes hard to seperate the food from the event, much like photos. When I'm on a road trip with my wife or sons, well, sometimes I think the food may taste just a little bit better than if I were just hungry. Maybe one of the best meals I have ever had was a trout I caught, and my mother cooked for my dad, herself and me. I caught the fish while in Ontario and it was raining and ice was forming on the end of my rod. I was so sure I would not catch anything I didn't even have a net.
It might be very useful for international photogrpahers or those from another area. I know when I go to Europe, I would really appreciate some local knowledge about eateries and such. I like the off the beaten path places. Soem local treid and true help would be useful.