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Old 08-07-2015, 05:33 AM
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I travel a bit for work, I don't know the threshold for traveling "a lot" but I'm on the road at least once a month. I enjoy it. It's cool to take in the different environments and cultures within our country and especially abroad. I'm a bit of a foodie and I like seeking out good/different places to eat wherever I go. So I thought it might be cool to share where I've been so far this year and see where fellow GDDers have been. If you travel or have been somewhere cool or had a really good meal, post it up!

Jan. 21-28; Tokyo & Fujinomiya Japan for HKS Premium Day. Had a 6 oz grade A5 Kobe fillet at Kobeya Steak House - life changing

Mar 18-23; Houston TX, for TX2K. I know it's like the McDonalds of BBQ for locals, but I love Rudy's. Not ashamed. Would like to try Franklins one day.

Apr 6-12; Huntington Beach & Long Beach CA, for Formula D. Ate at a few good Mexican places, had a dinner at Hamamori in Costa Mesa that was p good.

May 6-10; Atlanta GA, for FDATL. There was a old castle/winery with a pub across the street from our hotel. Don't remember the name. Weird. Not bad, not great. Memorable.

Jun 3-7; Orlano FL, for FD Orlando. Didn't eat anywhere memorable but I bought a round of shots for a 20 person drift team and that turned into an expensive dinner...

Jun 23-28; Wall Township NJ, for FDNJ. Shannon Rose. Murder Burger. That is the only good thing I have to say about NJ.

Jun 29-Jul 3; Cape Cod, Boston, Boxborough MA, for VA-Ca. Got the Evo tuned. Ate at Aka Bistro. Summer Shack. Some little place on Cape Cod with bomb lobster rolls. Love that area.

Jul 22-26; Seattle WA, for FDWA. First time to the PNW - loved it. Wish I had more free time, just back & forth from the hotel to the track.

Upcoming:
Aug 9; Norwalk OH, for Buscher shootout. $1 ice cream at the track yo!

Aug 15; Detroit MI, for MDU Streets of Detroit. (I live like 30 minutes north so not really traveling, but I'll be there)

Aug 19-23; Ft Worth TX, for FDTX. I'm sure I'll hit up a Rudy's.

Oct 7-11; Irwindale CA, for FD Irwindale. Never been there before...

Nov 2-7; Las Vegas NV, for SEMA. Again.

Dec 9-13; Indianapolis IN, for PRI. Again.

Jan 2016; Tokyo, Fujinomiya Japan, for HKS Premium Day.
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I'm going to Walkerton, IN Saturday night.

they have the best meth
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We already have one of these threads floating around somewhere.
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Dinner at Aka Bistro
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We already have one of these threads floating around somewhere.
i thought so as well but couldn't find it.
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I thought this thread was going to be more about different countries.

What the **** is a Rudy's?

Dubai
Hong Kong
Singapore
Hawaii

and the only one that actually matters, Texas.
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What do you do that you need to go to all the fd events?
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you work for super street or what?
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Haven't really traveled anywhere yet besides Vegas lol.

Do plan on going out to the PNW this year around Sept. Definitely going back to the homeland Laos next year around Jan/Feb. Then planning out Japan after that.

Going to try to make it a goal to travel outside of the US once every year.
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Is this ur job or like a side thing?
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Expenses are covered and I get paid so I guess that qualifies as a job. It's certainly not all I do, but that's what I'm doing with Formula D this year.

Daigo is running a HKS F-Con VPro 4.0 for engine management and at the moment, I'm the only person on this continent that can connect to it and tune it. So that's how I got hooked up w/Daigo.
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This is slowly turning into a Flaunt thread. There's already one of those!

Kidding, sounds like a good gig you got going
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Expenses are covered and I get paid so I guess that qualifies as a job. It's certainly not all I do, but that's what I'm doing with Formula D this year.

Daigo is running a HKS F-Con VPro 4.0 for engine management and at the moment, I'm the only person on this continent that can connect to it and tune it. So that's how I got hooked up w/Daigo.
******* A

So what ur saying is wtf is a bmo tuning?
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Expenses are covered and I get paid so I guess that qualifies as a job. It's certainly not all I do, but that's what I'm doing with Formula D this year.

Daigo is running a HKS F-Con VPro 4.0 for engine management and at the moment, I'm the only person on this continent that can connect to it and tune it. So that's how I got hooked up w/Daigo.
Sounds like a job to me. Cool stuff man.

In the past year I've been to:

Houston, TX - 6 weeks for work. Wasn't sure about Houston at first but turned out liking it alright. Just spread out as hell which makes it annoying to get around to all of the cool stuff.

Road trips to help my buddy race his Corvette:

Atlanta, GA
Charlotte, NC
Daytona Beach, FL

Busy racing so didn't have time to see the sights but a good road trip is always fun in retrospect.


In a few weeks I should be back on a *crosses fingers* steady long term offshore project and I'm going to try a 21 days on, 21 days off rotation. My main goal/dream with this job was to get to the point where I make enough to still put a ton in savings while also having enough left over to travel every time I'm off. I'm not quite there for being able to go on a major trip every time I'm off but maybe every other rotation should be doable. I just want a little bit more in my emergency cash savings account and then I'll be set to hopefully start traveling the world fairly regularly.
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So what ur saying is wtf is a bmo tuning?
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Last year was my first time flying, I flew to Dominican Republic. Awesome vacation! Next month I will be traveling to Cancun.
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Originally Posted by turbohatch96y7 View Post
So what ur saying is wtf is a bmo tuning?
hahaha


I have been absolutely nowhere this year. I plan to go absolutely nowhere.

1) I tried to get the wife to go to Japan to see an exhibit for her favorite Anime that they have at the Tokyo Tower, but she declined.

2) Was offered a chance to stay with people at their log cabin in Park City, UT but declined because dumb.

3) Turned down a Portland trip with friends because I would rather pay a bit more and fly to Tokyo (see number 1)

4) Didn't do my epic road trip up the coast to Canada because lazy and don't want to be alone in the wilderness while riding my bike.

5) Didn't meet up with Rota in Whistler because he hurt my feelings.

I guess I have been to ExcuseLand this whole year.
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I was in the Navy. So That was the bulk of my international traveling.
Singapore, Dubai, Bahrain, Japan, South Korea, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Guam, Philippines and Mexico

In the states I've been all over. Whole east coast and all the lower states going west to Cali. Chicago, and Tennessee are the only central places I have been.

Next year I'm going to Colombia for a month and Canada for the F1GP.
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Okinawa
Thailand
Philippines
Australia
Newfoundland
Germany
Kyrgyztan
Afghanistan

All on the government's dime, of course. The hookers in Thailand were awesome. Cheap too. Best steak I've ever had was in some hole in the wall bar in Cairns Australia.
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Thats cool! A few years ago I was in England for a week. Kent, Maidstone, Gillingham, and London. Food kinda sucked. Best meal was sea bass, learned you don't bother with burgers or steaks over there.

In 2006 the gf and I did a RC cruise to Bahamas (Coco Cay lol), St. Thomas, and St. Maartin. Loved St. Maartin, gf just wants to go back there for a week.

Growing up in metro-Detroit I've been to Canada countless times, but I don't really count Canada as international travel. It's 1/2 hour drive to the tunnel. Besides Ontario, I have been to Calgary.

I go to HKS HQ at least once a year (Fuji, Japan), and keep trying to get the gf to go with me. I know she'd absolutely love Japan. She just never wants to go when I have to be there.

That's the extent of my international travels. This is the steak that changed everything:
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going to puerto rico in a few weeks to send the summer off

hopefully while im there,i can help pr become a self sustaining island...

by demanding all unpaid back taxes from walmart and other corporations milking them dry
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the marbling on that beef looks quite appealing! Had some wagyu beef for $25/oz and luckily I ate it last because it made the other cuts of steak taste like peasantry dishes.
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Been to Europe twice this year(one of which I made a thread about) and going to Hawaii in Sept. Might slow down with the traveling for a bit after that. Depends on what life has in store for us.
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This year?

Brazil
Argentina
Thailand
Grand Caymen
Haiti
Mexico
Jamaica
Hong Kong
Tokyo
Canada

For fun.

On the docket still: Belize and Italy. New Zealand... Idk. Just depends.

Flaunt? Flaunt.

Places in the states this year,

CA
ID
UT
TX
NY
FL
WA
MT
NM
NJ
CO
MS
AZ

I used to travel a lot more is the funny part. I know people who could make this list look like child's play.
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