While you are traveling it is a great idea to eat at local hot spots. However, if you have a stove or cooking ability in the venue you are staying, take advantage of the local markets (Farmers and meat markets)!
They will have local fare that you can not get at home (if traveling abroad)
Regional specialties that are worth the sample. They may not taste the best or they could be amazing, take the chance! One of the most recent discoveries was black pepper Ireland Brie cheese. That was a real treat.
Try the local fare, cook it up and see the results.
Make it the best day!