After central California my second choice for "favorite place" would be British Columbia. Nice people, great scenery, sophisticated cities, diversity and opportunity, truly one of the world's favored places.
I manage to visit BC almost every year and have poked into just about every locality that can be reached by road and a few that can't. In late summer and fall of 2010 I passsed through BC twice on my trip to the Yukon and Alaska. Northbound I took the Goldrush Trail and the Alaska Highway, southbound I followed the Cassiar Highway with a side trip to Stewart, then the long ferry ride down the Inside Passage.
I intend to continue my explorations of BC in the summer of 2013, checking off a list of places I have missed in the Rockies, Columbia Mountains, and Vancouver. The most elusive destination remains the Queen Charlotte Islands.I have divided BC into four regions: