Researching a novel can be really expensive, so here’s my game plan. Set first novel in someplace fictional that would be driving distance if it existed (done). If that sells, I will set my next novel in someplace I would actually want to visit, like, say, San Francisco. If that sells, move on to Europe, the Mediterranean or anyplace that can be explored without the use of a Jeep. Also it needs great food, theatre/and or music, and shopping.