More and more we're treasuring travel. The U.K. will always be a favorite. Africa is next on our list.

The United Kingdom

Everything about London is exciting. Art, shops, pints of ale or cider, architecture, and gorgeous parks greet you with a warmth that belies the damp weather.

Take a weekend trip to Brighton if you get a chance. The Prince Regent's affinity for the East influenced his palace and gardens. The colorful tourist shacks on the beach are part of the charm. And the Western part of the city (Hove, actually) is rather posh. Rumour has it that Adele lives right at the edge of Hove and Brighton.

Sean Pollock