Go Away With ... Tristan Prettyman
Q. Are you an adventurous eater?

A. I try to avoid wheat and dairy because they make for a lot of mucus in the throat. It's bad for singing. But I pretty much eat everything, I'm an opportunivore. I ate a fish eye when we were in Japan a couple weeks ago. I guess I do have a pretty strong stomach, although eggs make me wanna puke.

Q. What are your five favorite cities?

A. Cardiff-by-the-Sea and Big Sur in Calif.; Portland, Ore.; Byron Bay, Australia and Nosara, Costa Rica.

Q. Where have you traveled to that most reminded you of home?

A. Boulder, Colo.

Q. Where would you like to go that you have never been to before?

A. Alaska.

Q. When you go away, what are some of your must-have items?

A. Epicuren lip balm, Beaming Protein Powder, sunglasses, iPad, reusable water bottle and reusable bamboo silverware.

Q. What would be your dream/fantasy trip?

A. Maldives for the surf, surf, surf and vacation in the sun.

Q. What are your favorite restaurants?

A. Solace and the Moonlight Lounge (http://www.eatatsolace.com/) in Encinitas, Calif. I love Big Star (http://bigstarchicago.com/) in Chicago. My favorite restaurant in the world is Kaikaya in Tokyo.

Q. What is your guilty pleasure when you're on the road?

A. Late-night food.

Q. What kind of research do you do before you go away on a trip?

A. I love referencing the Live Like You're on Vacation (LLYOV.org) website.

Q. What is your best and/or worst vacation memory?

A. Best vacation was probably going to Costa Rica for a surf trip. The waves were perfect. The water was 80 degrees. The hammocks were cozy and we lived off beer and plantains!

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