I really like the members map. I will be very happy the first time i'll see a red dot in africa, japan, new zealand, south america, russia... I'm doing stupid thoughts like 'People are not painting there?' It feels great being a member of a worlwide community, doesnt it?
i think i would like to go to the un-exotic, not too remote American Southwest. The colors there are amazing. While I would not want to be a hermit, the wide open spaces there would permit a lot of alone time if required. It is fairly artist friendly as well.
second choice: the North Carolina mountains which are only a few hours away from where i live anyway. lots of artsy communities and awesome scenery.
i love the map.... visual works for me and i am still amazed that i have made friends all over the world right here at this site. thanks gary.