I've travelled heavily since leaving NYC at 19 - I lived over in SE Asia for 5+ years, travelled through South and Central America, spent about a year in Europe and have tramped through all 50 states... but these days I'm more about putting down roots and since the nineties I've more or less made SF my home.
I still try and take a month off every year to go places I've never been before though...
I like to think that I'm putting my Anthropology degree to work - but somehow I never get around to writing up any of my 'fieldwork' ;-)
nowadays I like to ride my motocycle, listen to jazz, dance to punk or funk, disco or ska, climb high places and things, drink good coffee, read the NYT, hang out with my friends, and eat good food.
Truth is, I'm a very WYSIWYG kind of guy. not much patience for pretense here, but I'm a many layered type (as I'm sure you are too) and if you want to get to know me better I suggest we chat.
Paying attention to the person In front of me
The Royal Tenenbaums (and everything else by Wes Anderson), all the Coen brothers' movies - but most especially the earlier stuff - Blood Simple, Miller's Crossing and Raising Arizona, Breakfast at Tiffany's, To Have and Have Not, Casablanca... I kinda have a thing for sci-fi too: Blade Runner (Director's Cut ONLY), Alien and Aliens, Original Star Trek, Star Wars and Empire (but never for minute the abominations Lucas shat out 20 years later)
Be-Bop and Big Band Jazz, Punk and Post Punk, Mozart, Bach and Haydn... This list could go on and on - I have eclectic but very definite tastes in music...
Art Nouveau and Art Deco (and please know the difference) architecture stimulate my creative juices.
Gothic cathedrals blow my mind also.
But perhaps I'm over-thinking the question, so in the spirit of things - I PREFER to not do without: friends, family, coffee, books, music, and that's it.