Retired, giving me more time to travel, annually, and often more, compared with only every other year for 20-30 years during my working life. I must admit my job had its advantages, including two (summer) field seasons in the Antarctic. Not bad to be able visit there for many months at a time, while being paid for it! I used to travel with my daughters (my wife died when they were very young), two months at a time e.g. South America, Central America, Trans-Siberian (Dec.-Jan), West Africa, but now, seeing that they have grown up and do their own travelling, and I am no longer constrained by school holidays (and work) I can now head off for three months+ at a time. I recently returned from Soqotra, Yemen mainland, Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ireland and Germany, but running a (smalltime - no pun intended!) bonsai business means I can't go away for longer periods of time. The world is a big place, only 195 or so countries, but, the MTP list of 600+ is more realistic. I have a long way to go!
My Favorite Places:
Darjeeling, Ireland (in general), Transantarctic Mountains, Australian Outback.