For me, these activities are essential: drawing, painting, cycling, traveling, photographing, reading. Everything else is optional.
I have a motion graphic company with two other guys in Toronto, but I also do illustration and art. I love to do anything visual (travel is visual, right?).
I have been a lot of places - Europe, North America, Africa, East Asia, but I have never been anywhere that I didn't like. Every place is interesting in their own way!