Lived in MN for most of my life, and I have to say I like it here. I've traveled a bit round the country, and even crossed the ocean several times. Still, I always seem to find things here that make it worth sticking around (the lakes, family and friends, zombie pub crawls, etc).
I'm very invested in my career, and it takes up a good deal of my time. I feel fortunate to have found a job that I enjoy, so when I'm putting in the long hours, it isn't too painful.
I'm a big fan of being active and doing things outside. I'll take an outside activity any day over one indoors. Biking, running, swimming, and snowboarding are high up on my list.