With the exception of the US and Canada, and a day in Tangier, I have not yet been outside of Europe, though my plan is to work my way East. I have got as far as the Balkans at the moment, and will by next year have got to Russia (or so I intend)
Travelling is what distracts me more than anything else, with the possible exceptions of music and literature. I wouldn't say I had a favourite country, though I do like Germany, and England of course, but my favourite cities are London, Rome, Berlin and Vancouver. My favourite place is perhaps the Lake District, as my very English upbringing means I have an affinity with the place bordering on a personal relationship. That probably sounds odd, but if you've been there (and I mean really been there, not just gone to Windermere and got a boat out on the lake) you'll understand.