I am incredibly loyal to my friends and family, and connections with them are very important to me. Some of my closest friends live across the country (or across the ocean), and I work hard to stay in touch with and visit them.
I'm a HUGE foodie-- you know the whole "eat to live" or "live to eat" debate? I fall on the far end of the "live to eat" spectrum. I've been known to travel half an hour (or more) out of the way just to try a new homemade ice cream or the best pastries in town. One of the best things about moving out here is the opportunity to try out tons of new restaurants.