I live in the far North where it's daylight 24 hours in the summer and dark for about 20 hours per day in the winter. I work for State Forestry during the summer as a support dispatcher. Since our fire season starts in late May to early June and ends by the first of August, I then go to the lower 48 for fires there. I get to do a lot of traveling that way, even though it is a work assignment. I usually buy a cookbook from whatever part of the country I visit. During the winter I don't do much, outside of going to Mexico for a few months. I love to cook and winter is the perfect time for me, since I'm too busy in the summer, working 12 hours a day, seven days a week. We barbecue in the winter up until it gets about -25. I love to try new recipes and share recipes.