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Dec 2020

 

 
 

Making it in the city

One of my favorite places to fly into is New York City. There is something so epic about seeing how vast and sprawling the city is. One time I flew in and had tickets to go see Dear Evan Hansen right away. I got to my hotel, dropped my bags in my room and ran downstairs to hail a cab. Just as I looked over, I realized Robert De Niro was standing right next to me. It was the most New York thing ever.  

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Escaping the city

After we wrapped up season four of Supernatural, when I was dating my wife, Genevieve, I took her with me to a comic convention in Rome. When the convention finished, we headed to the train station and picked somewhere to go. We do this every year, and my favorite has been our trip to Cinque Terre. We did the hike between the five towns and stayed in Portofino, the most beautiful place ever.

Like a film noir

In 2019, while sitting in a hotel lobby in Lyon, France, we spotted a couple outside who were in the middle of a heated fight. We were worried it was going to escalate. I’m a Texan, so my first thought was, I don’t think anybody has a gun since we’re in France. We ran outside and stepped into the middle of this passionate argument that we couldn’t understand a word of. After a few minutes of them yelling at each other over our shoulders, the guy looked up and asked in a thick French accent, “Supernatural?” The woman just stormed off. It was funny. I ended up taking a picture with him and as he walked away, he glanced back at me and said, “Sam Winchester, merci.” Probably the coolest thing that has happened to me in my entire life.

 
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Spur of the moment

The summer of 2006 I was doing international press for the very first season of Supernatural in London and my brother joined me. We arrived on a Monday morning and since we didn’t have anything to do until Wednesday afternoon, we went to the domestic terminal to see what flights were available. We ended up flying to Edinburgh, renting a car, and driving around Scotland for two days. We saw Loch Ness, visited some distilleries, and let the journey unravel. I wish I could do this more often.

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