Favorite beer: Don't have a favorite, but prefer dark beers (stouts and porters). Prefer hard cider.
Favorite Spirit: I suppose vodka for Moscow Mules.
Favorite cuisine: Thai
Favorite NBA team: First favorite was the Seattle Supersonics with Gus Williams, Dennis Johnson, Jack Sikma and Downtown Freddie Brown, then the Sixers during the Erving years. Still watch today, but don't have a favorite team.
Favorite athlete of all time: Walter Payton
"Vacations" or "trips"?: Both. Weekend trips help get me to vacations.