One of my favorite places on the planet is southern Chile. It's packed with awe-inspiring fjords, glaciers, volcanoes and beautiful lakes. This, combined with friendly locals and superb local cuisine, make for some prime cycling, kayaking and camping. It's a great place to spend an Alaskan winter!
I was born in Cape Town, South Africa, a place surrounded by low mountains and a coastline shaped by two different ocean currents. The region has a mild semi-arid climate, ideal for vinticulture.