I've enjoyed access to a great bunch of people with local knowledge through training at local clubs when I travel, though my most recent trip motivated me to work harder at my game, since in some ways you are representing your club when you do this. Do you guys think to drop in to class when traveling, and what experiences have you had doing this? Some of my best memories include Dublin (multiple pints after class) and more recently dropping in with Team Nog in the UAE. I didn't bring a Gi with me and they didn't have any loaners so I just went to the local shop and bought a pair of shorts and got to roll with their guys in NoGi open mat. I've found it a really cool experience, testing yourself against new people with the added bonus of having people with local knowledge to give you great tips about the town you are in.